Program Requirements:(approximately 60 semester credit hours)
||Up to 42 credit hours
|A.S. Degree General Education
||18 credit hours
|USF General Education
||18 credit hours
|USF-SM IT Courses
||23 credit hours
|USF Exit Courses
||9 credit hours
|USF Elective Courses
||up to 10 credit hours
||120 credit hours
Course requirements for the information technology concentration
The B.S.A.S.-IT concentration consists of 23 credit hours. Students choose from the following specialization areas. It is highly recommended that students take the following lower-level courses as preparation for the major courses.
Student chooses one of the following concentrations:
||Programming Concepts I (Python)
- Enterprise Applications Development
Remember, technology is an enabler for business performance. So, if you revel in customized solutions, web-based or mobile, to deliver business-driven solutions that effectively integrate and support business processes, organizational structures, and corporate cultures, this is the concentration for you.
If you want a cool job making a difference by standing between your organization and the hackers/malware out there, you would be interested in this concentration. The InfoSec expert analyzes how intruders breached the infrastructure in order to identify additional systems/ networks that have been compromised. Investigating traces left by complex attacks requires a forensic expert who is not only proficient in the latest forensic, response, and reverse engineering skills, but is astute in the latest exploit methodologies.
Information Technology Management
An IT Technology Manager is responsible for managing all of the organization’s technologies, from desktops to the backbone, including all mobile devices. Primary duties include: analyzing systems and processes; maintaining workstations and networks; and designing, developing and maintaining Web-based applications. If you are innovative, enjoy all aspects of technology, specially cutting edge and emerging technologies, this is the field for you.
Among the top 10 jobs for the next decade and beyond. A Systems Administrator must be well-versed in computer hardware and software applications - must have good troubleshooting skills, since part of the job description is to diagnose problems and correct them. It is a specialized field, and good candidates are usually worth whatever salary they ask.
Web Design and Development
If you are interested in the Web and like to solve problems using computers, if you want to design and develop web-pages which work and look pretty, then this concentration is the one for you. You will learn several Web languages, as well as learn how to work with databases. Job opportunities are very flexible ranging from working as part of a team to freelancing and running your own business.
Select four additional courses:
Students select four courses that support their educational or career goals. These could aim toward a specialization in IT (such as application development, web design, networking, information security, etc.) or a particular industry segment (health care, education, manufacturing, logistics, etc.).
Please note that selection of some courses may require that the student must fulfill additional prerequisite requirements.
Foreign Language Requirement (8-10 credit hours)
All students must complete the institution's foreign language requirement. For students receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, this is satisfied with successful completion of either two years of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters of the same foreign language in college. Please contact an advisor for more information.
Literature & Writing (3 credit hours)
Major Works/Major Issues (6 credit hours)
Program must include:
A minimum of 48 credit hours of upper-level (3000-4999) courses
At least 30 hours of the last 60 credit hours at USF Sarasota-Manatee
CLAS requirements (exemptions will be accepted, see advisor)