About Computer Information Technology (A.S.)
The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Computer Information Technology degree prepares students for respected careers as developers, programmers, programmer-analysts, database developers, or web developers.
The A.S. degree offers a broad overview of the information technology, providing exposure to fundamental topics that build expertise in this vital field. Coursework covers technical skills required for career success along with the opportunity to specialize the degree in a professional track aligned with personal interests.
Enriching, In-demand Curriculum
Computer Information Technology students study program and systems design, computer communications, database development, web development, customer support, and software development in specific languages.
Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows students to download a free, licensed copy of the Microsoft server and developer applications, operating systems, and integrated development environments for programming languages taught in classes.
The A.S. degree is a 60 credit hour program consisting of both general education courses and higher-level, advanced computer systems networking topics. A 50-hour internship is included in the program to provide valuable work experience through active hands-on learning of course concepts. The complete curriculum, including all track-specific coursework, can be reviewed in the Requirements tab.
General education courses are offered at any of FSCJ’s campuses and centers, as well as online. The professional core courses are offered at FSCJ Deerwood Center, FSCJ Downtown Campus, FSCJ Kent Campus, FSCJ North Campus, FSCJ South Campus, and FSCJ Online.
Four Professional Tracks
- Software Development Track: This track allows for specialization in software development using modern languages. Students may select 9 credits from C language, C++, C#, Java, Java EE or Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET, CAPM, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
- Web Track: This track allows for specialization in web development using modern web technologies. Students may select 9 credits from web design, web management, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
- Database Track: This track allows for specialization in database development using modern database technologies. Students may select 9 credits from Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, database administration, M.S. Access database, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
- Data Science Track: This track allows for specialization in data science. Students may select 9 credits from programming in Python, SAS, R and data analytics, big data and data warehousing.
Embedded Technical Certificates
In addition to the track specializations, the A.S. in Computer Information Technology also offers five embedded certificates that can further tailor the degree to interests and goals:
Nationally Ranked Program
FSCJ's A.S. in Computer Information Technology is ranked #7 by TheBestSchools.org for the best online associate in Information Technology degree programs.
This recognition is based on the quality of the program, the types of courses offered, faculty, rankings, awards and reputation.