Information Technology Degree

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
  EN 101 English Composition 4 0 4
  GS 100 College Success Seminar 1 0 1
# IT 106 IT Career Topics * 1 0 1
# IT 140 Database Design and Management 2 2 3
# IT 150 Networking for Home and Small Businesses 2 2 3
  MT 124 College Algebra 4 0 4
  16
Spring Semester
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT OPTION
  EN 120CM Communications or
  EN xxx English Elective 3 0 3
# IT 108 Personal Computer Hardware and Software 2 2 3
# IT 110 Programming Fundamentals 2 2 3
# IT 118 Mobile Application Development 2 2 3
  MT 125 Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
  16
Spring Semester
NETWORKING OPTION
  EN 120CM Communications or
  EN xxx English Elective 3 0 3
# IT 108 Personal Computer Hardware and Software 2 2 3
# IT 152 Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP 2 2 3
  MT 125 Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
  XX xxx General Education Elective 3-4 0 3-4
  16-17
SECOND YEAR
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT OPTION
Fall Semester
# IT 210 Object Oriented Programming 2 2 3
# IT 213 Introduction to Web Programming 2 2 3
# IT 280 Windows Server Operating Systems 2 2 3
# IT 293 IT Career Development 1 2 2
  SO xxx Social Science Elective + 3 0 3
  XX xxx Science Elective ++ 3-4 0 3-4
  17-18
Spring Semester
# IT 215 Advanced Windows Programming 2 2 3
# IT 240 Advanced Web Programming 2 2 3
# IT 294 Senior IT Internship 1 4 3
  XX xxx General Education Elective 3-4 0 3-4
  XX xxx Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  15-16
TOTAL CREDITS 64-66
NETWORKING OPTION
Fall Semester
# IT 250 Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise 2 2 3
# IT 280 Windows Server Operating Systems 2 2 3
# IT 293 IT Career Development 1 2 2
# IT xxx Information Technology Elective 2 2 3
  SO xxx Social Science Elective + 3 0 3
  XX xxx Science Elective ++ 3-4 0 3-4
  17-18
Spring Semester
# IT 252 Designing and Supporting Computer Networks 2 2 3
# IT 262 Networking Security I 2 2 3
# IT 266 Cisco Voice Over IP 2 2 3
# IT 294 Senior IT Internship 1 4 3
  XX xxx Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  15
TOTAL CREDITS 64-66
Program Cost Estimates

# Indicates major field courses.
* Student will take IT 106 in the first half of the semester and GS 100 in the second half.
+ Any course with a prefix of AN, EO, HI, PS, PY or SO (except HI 104 and HI 105).
++ BI 100, CH 100 and PH 100 do not meet this requirement.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Information Technology (IT) is awarded upon successful completion of the program. There are two options in this program:

  • Applications Development
  • Networking

The Information Technology Degree prepares students to start or advance their IT career or to transfer seamlessly to a 4-year college. If you enjoy working with computers, earning an IT degree will help you turn that interest into a professional career. Alumni who specialized in Networking are employed in a wide range of jobs such as configuring and repairing PCs, providing technical support, or designing and administering networks. Those who specialize in Applications Development are now programmers, database administrators or web site programmers.

All degree candidates study core IT competencies including database design, home and small businesses networking, server administration, and personal computer hardware and software. In addition to these core competencies, students concentrate in either Network Design and Administration or Applications Development.

Students choosing the Networking option take the following Cisco Networking courses:

  • Networking for Home and Small Businesses
  • Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP
  • Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise
  • Designing and Supporting Computer Networks

These courses prepare students to sit for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam and the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. NHTI's Information Technology Department is a Cisco Networking Academy and a VMware Academy.

The department also offers a course in Personal Computer Hardware and Software which prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification, a widely recognized vendor-neutral certification for service technicians.

Students choosing the Applications Development option use the latest technologies and receive practical hands-on training to design and develop software applications. The program also prepares students for Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams.

Topics of study include:

  • Object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Database management and design
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Windows forms programming
  • Web programming

Through team projects, a required internship, and capstone activities, students find junior or entry-level positions such as:

  • Network Administrator
  • Applications Development Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Designer
  • Web Programmer
  • System Administrator
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Computer Support Consultant
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

Some graduates continue their formal education by pursuing a bachelor's degree at another college. Others begin or continue their professional careers directly.

Complete a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
through our Dual Admission Program with UNH-Manchester

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If your goal is a 4-year degree in Information Technology (IT), why not complete your first two years at NHTI?

It may save you thousands of dollars, and let you learn in a local, hands-on environment!


Specific Admission Requirements

  1. High school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or better or NHTI's MT 093 and MT 094 with grades of “C” or better;
  2. Computer keyboarding skills are assumed.

Senior Internship

All students are required to complete a senior internship in the area of their concentration and career goals. The internship provides real-life experience applying skills learned in the classroom. Employers work closely with the students and professors to ensure an environment that enhances each student's education, provides experience and introduces the student to the IT business environment.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Tom Laurie
Information Technology
Department Head

(603) 271-6484 x4230
tlaurie@ccsnh.edu

Admissions
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu