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Applied Computer Technology associate of science degree

David Lawrence, Chairperson
585-475-6395 (V), delnet@rit.edu

Program overview

The associate in science in applied computer technology is an associate+bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor's degree in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. NTID’s AS degree is a program specifically designed so that students can enroll in one of the following majors in the Golisano College: computing and information technologies, human-centered computing, or web and mobile computing. Coordination between the two colleges maximizes the number of credits a student may apply toward the baccalaureate degree. Admission to the applied computer technology major is available for the fall semester only.

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are necessary for admission into the applied computer technology AS major:

ACT: Composite test score of 18 or better

English: Placement into a First Year Writing course, such as FYW: Writing Seminar (UWRT-150).

Mathematics: Entrance into NTID’s NMTH-275 Advanced Math.

To transfer into the Golisano College, students must possess a GPA of 2.8 or higher upon graduating with the AS degree in applied computer technology.

Students in the applied computer technology major receive a foundation in computer hardware, networking, and computer applications.

Curriculum

Applied computer technology (computing and information technologies concentration), AS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-010 Freshman Seminar 0
UWRT-100 First Year LAS Elective: Critical Reading and Writing† 3
NMTH-275 Advanced Math 3
NACA-172 Website Development 3
NACA-160 Programming Fundamentals I 3
MATH-131 Discrete Mathematics 4
NACA-161 Programming Fundamentals II 3
NSSA-102 Computer Systems Concepts 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
  LAS Perspective 6 3
  First Year Writing 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ISTE-121 Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain II 4
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
ISTE-190 Foundations of Modern Information Processing 3
ISTE-240 Web and Mobile II 3
ISTE-230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling 3
NSSA-241 Routing and Switching 3
NSSA-220 Task Automation 3
  LAS Perspective 2 3
  LAS Perspective 3 3
  LAS Perspective 4 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 63

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.

† Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100) is required based on placement. Students who satisfy the placement requirement may take any LAS Elective.

Applied computer technology (human-centered computing concentration), AS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-010 Freshman Seminar 0
UWRT-100 First Year LAS Elective: Critical Reading and Writing† 3
NMTH-275 Advanced Math 3
NACA-172 Website Development 3
NACA-160 Programming Fundamentals I 3
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics 4
NACA-161 Programming Fundamentals II 3
NMDE-111 New Media Design Digital Survey I 3
PSYC-101 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC-101 LAS Perspective 6: Introduction to Psychology 3
  First Year Writing 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ISTE-252 Foundations of Mobile 3
ISTE-262 Foundations of Human-Centered Computing 4
ISTE-240 Web and Mobile II 3
PSYC-250 Research Methods 3
NSSA-241 Routing and Switching 3
ISTE-121 Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain II 4
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
  LAS Perspective 2 3
  LAS Perspective 3 3
  LAS Perspective 4 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 62

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.

† Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100) is required based on placement. Students who satisfy the placement requirement may take any LAS Elective.

Applied computer technology (web and mobile computing concentration), AS degree, typical course sequence‡

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-010 Freshman Seminar 0
UWRT-100 First Year LAS Elective: Critical Reading and Writing† 3
NMTH-275 Advanced Math 3
NACA-172 Website Development 3
MATH-131 Discrete Mathematics 3
NACA-161 Programming Fundamentals II 3
NMDE-111 New Media Design Digital Survey I 3
  LAS Perspective 1 (ethical) 3
  LAS Perspective 6 (scientific principles) 3
  First Year Writing 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ISTE-121 Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain II 4
ISTE-222 Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain III 4
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 3
ISTE-260 Designing the User Experience 3
ISTE-240 Web and Mobile II 3
ISTE-230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling 3
NSSA-290 Networking Essentials for Developers 3
  LAS Perspective 2 3
  LAS Perspective 3 3
  LAS Perspective 4 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 63

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.

† Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100) is required based on placement. Students who satisfy the placement requirement may take any LAS Elective.

‡ Effective academic year 2018-19, the web and mobile computing concentration in the applied computer technology AS program will not be offered. Students interested in a bachelor’s degree in web and mobile computing should begin their studies through enrollment in the mobile application development AAS program.

 




Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
 

Program overview

The associate of science in applied computer technology is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor's degree in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. NTID’s AS degree is a program specifically designed so that students can enroll directly in one of the following programs in the Golisano College: applied networking and system administration, information sciences and technologies, or information technology. Coordination between the two colleges maximizes the number of credits a student may apply toward the baccalaureate degree. Admission to this program is available for the fall quarter only.

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are necessary for admission into the applied computer technology AS program:

ACT: composite test score of 18 or better

English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course; students who qualify for Written Communications II (0502-111) will be considered for admission.

Mathematics: Entrance into NTID’s Elements of Trigonometry (0884-220) course

To transfer to the Golisano College, students must possess a GPA of 2.8 or higher upon graduating with the AS degree in applied computer technology.

Students in the applied computer technology program receive a foundation in computer hardware, networking, and computer applications.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Applied computer technology, AS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

Course Qtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0805-224 Introduction to Networking and Security Awareness 3
0805-216, 217 PC Hardware I, II 6
0884-220 Elements of Trigonometry 4
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
0805-220 Introduction to UNIX 3
0884-275 Advanced Math 4
  Liberal Arts* 4
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
0805-215 PC Operating Systems 3
0805-390 Programming Fundamentals 4
  Lab Science§ 4
  Communications Elective‡ 3-4
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
  IT Programming sequence** 12
4002-320 Introduction to Multimedia 4
4050-351 Network Fundamentals 4
  Liberal Arts* 16
  Lab Science§ 4
1016-205 Discrete Math 4
  General Education Elective 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 92-93

* Please see General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Communications elective––options include a course in professional communication, technical writing, foreign language, public speaking, sign language, or another course relating to interpersonal communications (including Written Communication II). This course may be taken from the College of Liberal Arts or NTID.

§ Lab Science––Any NTID science courses numbered 200 or higher offered for 4 credits with an included lab component. These courses include: Human Genetics and Evolution (0885-281), Scientific Basis of Social Responsibility (0885-282), and Developmental Human Anatomy and Physiology (0885-283). Any two courses from the College of Science also can be used.

** Students must complete a three-quarter course sequence in programming from the IT department. Students must take 4002-217, 218, 219, or 4002-217, 220, 221. Appropriate course sequence will be determined after successful completion of 4002-217.

Applied computer technology, AS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
NMTH-275 Advanced Math 3
NACA-172 Website Development 3
NACA-150 Network and Security Fundamentals 3
NACA-160 Programming Fundamentals I 3
NENG-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
NACA-161 Programming Fundamentals II 3
ISTE-190 Foundations of Modern Information Processing 3
  LAS Perspective 1  3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ISTE-121 Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain II 4
NACA-174  Website Implementation 3
MATH-131 Discrete Mathematics 4
  LAS Perspective 2, 3, 4, 6 12
ISTE-240 Web II 3
ISTE-230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling 3
ISTE-260 Designing the User Experience 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 63

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.