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Information Systems Technology Bachelor of Science

Information Systems Technology Bachelor of Science
Type: BS
Major Code: IST-BS
CIP: 1101101034
Educational Plan: IST-BS

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology (B.S.I.S.T.) degree program provides students with the critical skills and knowledge required to direct and control computerized information resources within diverse organizational settings. The study of Information Systems Technology provides professionals with the expertise and knowledge to support the design, planning and management of information infrastructures, as well as coordinate information resources. The curriculum provides knowledge of the concepts upon which information systems are based and applies this understanding by analyzing applications to real-world problems and designing suitable solutions. The B.S.I.S.T. degree program addresses the need for information systems technology professionals with systems management and development expertise. The student can elect to take the Security Track which is aligned with the specific task expected of today's network security professional. The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Technology consists of 120 credits, including 36 credits of General Education courses.

Program Admission

Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures.  In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework:

  • Completion of an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or completion of selected Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees from any regionally accredited Florida institution:
    • A.S., Information Systems Technology (CIP 1507030401)
    • A.S., Computer Information Technology (CIP 1507030600)
    • A.S., Computer Programming and Analysis (CIP 1507030500)
    • A.S., Computer Programming and Analysis Web Programming Specialization (CIP 1507030500)
    • A.S., Network Services Technology (CIP 1507030401)

    All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis.

  • A GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Program progression requirements: once admitted, students must achieve (or have achieved) a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses:
    • Programming and Cyber Security Specializations:
      • CET 1179 Network Concepts and Operating Systems 
      • CET 1600C Cisco Networking Fundamentals (Net+) 
      • CGS 2545C Database Management 
      • COP 1000 Principles of Computer Programming 
      • ECO 2023 Principles of Economics (MACRO) or ECO 2013 Principles of Economics (MICRO) 
      • MAC 1105 College Algebra or higher 
      • STA 2023 Statistical Methods or MAC 1114 or higher level mathematics course 
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Available Courses
Required Courses
39
Elective Courses

Choose from 1 of the following Specializations:

  • Cyber Security
  • Programming

Cyber Security Specialization

31

Prerequisite courses for the Cyber Security Specialization

7
Credits

or

Cyber Security Specialization

24
Credits

Upper or Lower Division Electives

14
Credits

Programming Specialization

27

Prerequisite courses for the Programming Specialization

9
Credits

Programming Specialization

18
Credits

Upper or Lower Division Electives

18
Credits
Foundation Courses
Foundation courses may be applied towards elective and certain General Education requirements
or higher level course in computer operating systems
or higher level course in networking fundamentals
or higher level course in database management and/or systems
or higher level programming course in the following computer languages: JAVA, C++, C# or Visual Basic
or higher level MAC prefix course
or higher level Statistics course
or
Choose 1 economics course:
or
General Education Courses
36

Communications General Education courses

9
Credits

History General Education course

3
Credits

Humanities General Education courses

6
Credits

Mathematics General Education courses

6
Credits
Science General Education courses
6
Credits

Social Science General Education courses

6
Credits
Total Credits:
120
Note:

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.  Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” 

Note:

Prerequisites including ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 1105, MAC 1114, STA 2023 may meet certain General Education requirements.

Note:

Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree-granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.

Note:

Honors in the Major is an indication that the student pursues academic excellence and exhibits leadership qualities. The Honors in the Major Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to do classwork and projects that expose them to the latest in technology and methodology. Refer to the Honors in the Major section of this catalog for details.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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