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Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology

(123 Credit Hours – Estimated Completion Time: 41 months)

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. The program includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

Atlantis University offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree program that can be obtained by: transferring credits earned in a Computer Information Technology Associate’s Degree (60 credit hours) or equivalent and completing the remaining prescribed major courses (additional 63 credit hours) for a total of 123 semester credit hours.

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Student Perspective

Through this program, students will be able to effectively demonstrate advanced skills in business application software, programming languages, design, configure, and maintain a cloud infrastructure. Students will also learn to design, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain enterprise network infrastructures. With Cyber security being among the fastest-growing career paths for the foreseeable future students will be able to obtain skills consist of theoretical and hands on studies in the protection and application of network security, compliance/operational intelligence, threats, access control, and cryptography.

Transfer your Credits
Transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree.

Get Prepared for IT Certifications
AU prepares IT students for important certifications for specific areas of focus as part of their degree or diploma program, but the student must apply for and complete the certifications on his or her own. AU provides the program of study, the courses, the study materials and the instruction towards an IT certification, but it is the responsibility of the student to follow through and obtain the certification from the respective certification organization.

Program Objective

  • To plan, construct, troubleshoot, and maintain enterprise network infrastructures.
  • To design, configure, and maintain a cloud infrastructure.
  • To equip students with the skills in protection and application of network security, compliance/operational intelligence, threats, access control, and cryptography.
  • To use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
  • Through a conceptual understanding, apply technological skills in hardware, networking, security, cloud computing, database, web development, IT project management and research to analyze and solve problems.

Affordability
Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation.

Convenience
Attend class when it’s convenient for you – days, evenings or online.

What you’ll Learn

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  • Compete at a global scale for high paying stable I.T. Careers
  • Be able to confidently design, deploy, and maintain critical I.T. infrastructures in the cloud or onsite
  • Be able to effectively and efficiently work with next generation technologies such as cyber security UTMs, Cisco Nexus & UCS platforms, Amazon Web Services cloud appliances, Software Defined WAN’s, and so forth.
  • Design dynamic websites using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
  • Implementa automation in the Enterprise through Python programming
  • Bring insight to the Enterprise with data analytics with Tableau
  • Have the confidence to lead technical projects that align with business initiative
  • Bring technological innovation to the Enterprise and be a major contributor to society

Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology

(123 Credit Hours – Estimated Completion Time: 41 months) (Select from the following courses, or from course equivalent offerings)

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, students must earn 123.0 credit hours.
Program requirements are indicated below.
Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline:

Lower Division Major Courses (45 credits required)
Oral Communications (3.0 Credit hours)
ENGL 100 Language and Speech Communications 3.0 credit hours
Humanities (3.0 Credit hours)
PHIL 102 Legal and Ethical Issues 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 Credit hours)
MATH 102 College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
English (3.0 Credit hours)
ENGL 200 English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science / Social Environment (3.0 Credit hours)
PSY 201 Psychology 3.0 credit hours
SOC 210 Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses (15.0 Credits Required)
English (3.0 Credit hours)
ENGL 302 English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Foreign Language (3.0 Credit hours)
SPN 310 Conversational Spanish 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3.0 Credit hours)
BSC 310 General Biology  3.0 credit hours 3.0 credit hours
Economics (6.0 Credit hours)
ECON 302 Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) 3.0 credit hours
ECON 303 Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
Information Technology Core Courses (93.0 Credits Required)
Lower Division Major Courses (45 credits required)
CIT 100 Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
CIT 107 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3.0 credit hours
CIT 108 Network Computer Forensics 3.0 credit hours
CIT 122 Mobile Forensics 3.0 credit hours
CIT 280 Network Design 3.0 credit hours
CIT 281 Network Administration and Technical Support 3.0 credit hours
CIT 282 Advanced Network Administration 3.0 credit hours
CIT 283 Advanced Network Analysis 3.0 credit hours
CIT 251 Org. and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
CIT 381 Linux Technology 3.0 credit hours
CIT 382 Cloud Technology Developer 3.0 credit hours
CIT 383 Amazon Web Services Solutions Professional 3.0 credit hours
CIT 384 Advanced Cloud Technology Architect 3.0 credit hours
CIT 452 IT Project Management 3.0 credit hours
CIT 225 Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division Major Courses (30 Credits Required)
CIT 480 Security Technology 3.0 credit hours
CIT 481 Security Ethical Hacking 3.0 credit hours
CIT 482 Security Analyst 3.0 credit hours
CIT 483 Information Systems Security 3.0 credit hours
CIT 484 Advanced Information Systems Security 3.0 credit hours
CIT 303 Database & Security Administration 3.0 credit hours
CIT 109 Oracle Database Administration 3.0 credit hours
CIT 452 Introduction to Modern Web Development 3.0 credit hours
CIT 453 Expert Systems 3.0 credit hours
CIT 454 Cyber law 3.0 credit hours
Elective courses (18 CREDIT HOURS)
CIT 108 Advanced Computer Forensics 3.0 credit hours
EMPL 101 Employment Skills 3.0 credit hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0 credit hours
CIT 405 Routing Protocols and Concepts 3.0 credit hours
CIT 250 Introduction to Linear Systems 3.0 credit hours
CIT 270 C++ Programming 3.0 credit hours

Special Certifications (AS, BS)

If your passion is technology, then the IT field offers a number of opportunities and areas to specialize in. As you hone your skills while pursuing your degree, you can validate your knowledge by pursuing specific IT certifications. AU prepares IT students for important certifications for specific areas of focus as part of their degree or diploma program, but the student must apply for and complete the certification on his or her own. AU provides the program of study, the courses, the study materials and the instruction towards an IT certification, but it is the responsibility of the student to follow through and obtain the certification from the respective certification organization.

Why Get IT Certifications?

In the current economy, certifications are an increasingly important tool for building skill levels, improving marketability, and pursuing career opportunities. Certifications provide the knowledge needed to gain experience and validate skills to potential/current employers.

A few reasons that certifications in the Information Technology field are important:

  • Certifications help with job retention because the certifications help with skill development that employers are truly seeking.
  • Certifications help with career improvement; certifications help you gain the knowledge needed to learn things that are out of your scope of work that can be applied to higher paying jobs and positions.
  • One of the biggest rewards to these certifications is that they grant the person that is holding the certification the confidence to be capable and useful in stressful times. With a certification, you can be relied upon if workload begins to overflow or you are required to travel off-site or work in an impromptu environment.

IT Certifications: Here’s how it works.

Step 1: Choose your certification. Research what’s available, and pick an IT certification that will help you achieve your career goals. Your AU Career Counsellor can help to guide you in this selection.

Step 2: Start Learning and Training. Your AU program courses will prepare you to develop the knowledge and skills for a particular certification, based on your area of focus: Network, Cloud or Security.

Step 3: Get Familiar with the Certification Exam. Your AU classes will help you do this.

Step 4: Register and Take Your Certification Exam. You can take many IT Certification Exams right here at Atlantis University. Ask your AU Career Counsellor for details.

Special Certifications (AS, BS)

Network +
Cisco ICND 1
Cisco ICND 2
Troubleshooting with Wireshark
Linux+

Amazon Web Services Solutions Associate
Amazon Web Services Solutions Professional
Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
Enabling Office 365 Services
Security +

EC Council CEH
EC Council ECSA
ISC2 CISSP
Oracle Database Certified Associate (OCA)
Project Management Professional (PMP)®

What’s my investment?

We pride ourselves in delivery quality education at a lower cost. Atlantis University is half the cost of other traditional universities.

Academic Institutions Average Cost/Semester Per Semester
(Graduate program = 4 months)
University of Miami $16,700.00
Barry University $14,080.00
Nova Southeastern University $12,200.00
Florida International University $9,200.00
Miami Dade $7,100.00
Atlantis University $5,400.00 *Without scholarship

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