Information Technology Degree

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  IST 102C PC Applications 3 0 3
# IST 106C IT Career Topics * 1 0 1
# IST 140C Database Design and Management 2 2 3
# IST 151C Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
  MATH 124C College Algebra 4 0 4
  18
Spring Semester
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT OPTION
  ENGL 120CMC Communications 3 0 3
# IST 108C Personal Computer Hardware and Software 2 2 3
# IST 110C Programming Fundamentals 2 2 3
# IST 118C Mobile Application Development 2 2 3
  MATH 125C Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
  16
Spring Semester
NETWORKING OPTION
  ENGL 120CMC Communications 3 0 3
# IST 108C Personal Computer Hardware and Software 2 2 3
# IST 153C Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
  MATH 125C Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
  XX xxxC General Education Elective 3-4 0 3-4
  16-17
SECOND YEAR
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT OPTION
Fall Semester
# IST 210C Object Oriented Programming 2 2 3
# IST 213C Introduction to Web Programming 2 2 3
# IST 280C Windows Server Operating Systems 2 2 3
# IST 293C IT Career Development 1 2 2
  SOCI xxxC Social Science Elective + 3 0 3
  XX xxxC Science Elective ++ 3-4 0 3-4
  17-18
Spring Semester
# IST 215C Advanced Windows Programming 2 2 3
# IST 240C Advanced Web Programming 2 2 3
# IST 294C Senior IT Internship 0 9 3
  XX xxxC General Education Elective 3-4 0 3-4
  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  15-16
TOTAL CREDITS 66-68
NETWORKING OPTION
Fall Semester
# IST 251C Scaling Networks 2 2 3
# IST 280C Windows Server Operating Systems 2 2 3
# IST 293C IT Career Development 1 2 2
# IST xxxC Information Technology Elective 2 2 3
  SOCI xxxC Social Science Elective + 3 0 3
  XX xxxC Science Elective ++ 3-4 0 3-4
  17-18
Spring Semester
# IST 253C Connecting Networks 2 2 3
# IST 263C Security 2 2 3
# IST 267C CCNA Voice 2 2 3
# IST 294C Senior IT Internship 1 4 3
  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  15
TOTAL CREDITS 66-68
Program Cost Estimates

# Indicates major field courses.
* Student will take IST 106C in the first half of the semester and GST 100C in the second half.
+ Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C).
++ BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C and PHYS 100C 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 2015-16.

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:

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Sealing Networks
  • Connecting 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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Specific Admission Requirements

  1. High school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or better or NHTI's MATH 093C and MATH 094C 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

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