Information Technology B.S.I.T.

 

180 Credits

Mission

American InterContinental University’s School of Information Technology’s mission is to provide for the varying educational needs of a culturally diverse and geographically dispersed student body with the goal of preparing students academically, personally, and professionally for successful careers that meet societal and organizational needs through the selection, creation, application, integration, administration, and management of various computing technologies.

Program Description

Information technology leaders know how to conceptualize, implement, and manage high-quality, secure information systems to support the needs of private and public sector entities. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree program is designed to equip students with technical understanding and professional confidence to help them prepare for a successful career in a high-tech field or in any organization that relies on IT. With a dynamic curriculum focused on industry relevant technology, trends, and applications, students can acquire high-quality technical knowledge, hands-on abilities, and key career skills in areas that include critical thinking, time management, effective communication, leadership, technology, and project management. Students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in information technology and can select from one of several industry relevant academic concentrations that reflect emerging trends in the industry.


Program Outcomes

  • Articulate ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities of information technology professionals to include societal and global impact.
  • Communicate technical information verbally, written, and graphically in various professional settings.
  • Design and maintain computer-based solutions based on user or system requirements, best practices and industry-relevant tools and technologies.
  • Recommend computing solutions based on evaluation of current technologies, principles, and theories.
  • Function effectively on teams in various roles appropriate for the information technology discipline.

 

Requirements

General Education

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

MATH 125General College Mathematics

4.5

MATH 133College Algebra

4.5

UNIV 103Academic and Professional Success

4.5

UNIV 106Technology and Information Literacy

4.5

UNIV 109Interpersonal Communication

4.5

Humanities (2 Courses)

9

Natural Sciences (2 Courses)

9

Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses)

9

Total Credit Hours:58.5

Core

ITCO 101Discovering Information Technology

4.5

ITCO 103Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware

4.5

ITCO 105Information Technology and Society

4.5

ITCO 107Developing Professional Communications

4.5

ITCO 211Introduction to Operating Systems

4.5

ITCO 221Fundamentals of Programming and Logic

4.5

ITCO 231Introduction to Databases

4.5

ITCO 251Network Infrastructure Basics

4.5

ITCO 299Comprehensive IT Project

4.5

ITCO 361Information Technology Security

4.5

ITCO 385Introduction to Mobile Technologies and Internet of Things

4.5

ITCO 391Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions

4.5

ITCO 498 Program Capstone for IT

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

Electives

A combination of any 7 undergraduate General Elective courses 31.5

and

A combination of any 3 undergraduate Information Technology courses 13.5

Total Credit Hours:45

Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.

Students enrolled in the general Information Technology track will select a total of 10 undergraduate General Elective courses, in lieu of a combination of General Elective and Information Technology Elective courses.

General Information Technology Track

In lieu of a Concentration, this generalist track allows students to select a combination of Information Technology Electives from any of the Concentrations below. Please contact your advisor to select or change your Electives, or to determine course eligibility.

IT ELEC (4)Select 4 Information Technology Electives

18

Total Credit Hours:18

Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.

Concentration Options

Digital Investigations

ITDI 372Introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations

4.5

ITDI 375Digital Investigations I

4.5

ITDI 379Digital Investigations II

4.5

ITDI 473Network Investigations

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18

Information Assurance and Security

ITAS 362Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security

4.5

ITAS 363Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security

4.5

ITAS 367Principles and Methods in Cryptographic Security

4.5

ITAS 465Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18

Network Administration

ITNA 353Routing and Switching

4.5

ITNA 355Advanced Routing and Switching

4.5

ITNA 357Network Security Management

4.5

ITNA 359Special Topics in Network Administration

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18

Software Analysis and Development

ITSD 322Object Oriented Application Development I

4.5

ITSD 325E-commerce Development

4.5

ITSD 326Data Structures and Algorithms

4.5

ITSD 429Distributed Systems Design and Development

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 180

This program includes a series of courses that correlate to the respective content and competencies of the A+, Network+, and Security+ certification exams offered by CompTIA¹ and the Certified Ethical Hacker certification exam offered by EC-Council¹. These credentials can serve as independent validation of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the fields of information technology (IT) computer user support, IT security, and networking.

 

CompTIA A+ Certification1 CompTIA Network+ Certification1 CompTIA Security+ Certification1 EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker1
ITCO 103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware ITCO 251 Network Infrastructure Basics ITCO 361 Information Technology Security ITAS 367 Principles and Methods in Cryptographic Security
ITCO 211 Introduction to Operating Systems ITNA 353 Routing and Switching ITAS 362 Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security ITAS 465 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
ITNA 355 Advanced Routing and Switching ITAS 363 Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security
ITNA 357 Network Security Management

 

AIU B.S.I.T. students will be eligible to receive a discounted rate for the CompTIA examination fee² once all of the respective courses above have been successfully completed in residence with the universityᶟ.

For more information on the A+, Network+, or Security+ certifications, including exam objectives, sample questions, and certification information, please visit https://www.comptia.org/certifications.

For more information on the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, including information about the exam, course outlines, and requirements, please visit https://www.eccouncil.org/programs/certified-ethical-hacker-ceh/

¹American InterContinental University does not prepare students to take the exam necessary to receive the A+, Network+, Security+, or Certified Ethical Hacker credential. AIU cannot guarantee that students or graduates of this program will be eligible to take third party certification examinations. Certification requirements for taking and passing these exams are controlled by outside entities and are subject to change without notice to AIU.

²Students must contact the office of the Registrar in order to receive the promo code for the discounted exam rate.

ᶟIn order to receive the discounted CompTIA exam rate, the listed courses must be completed in residence at American InterContinental University.

Locations

  • Online
  • Atlanta
  • Houston

Area of Study

  • Information Technology

Degree Level

  • Bachelor