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Information Technology Major

Prepare for a productive career.

The Information Technology program is designed for individuals interested in professional careers in the field of information technology (IT). The flexibility of the IT program at Keystone College provides students with a comprehensive foundation across the spectrum of the computing environment while developing a specialization in business information systems.

Information Technology B.S. Degree

The business information systems specialization provides students with the skills to succeed as an IT professional with strong foundations in Business and Information management.

For a more robust educational experience, the Information Technology degree can be complemented with a variety of minors, such as Accounting, Business, Project Management, Criminal Justice, Mathematics and many more.

Information Technology A.S. Degree

The associate degree in information technology (IT) is designed for individuals interested in professional careers in the IT field. Student instruction is centered on database management, programming concepts, and networking fundamentals in addition to other relevant courses to prepare graduates for today’s ever-changing business environment.

Students completing the associate degree may continue at Keystone College to earn a bachelor of science degree in information technology with a specialization in business information systems.

Minor

Adding information technology as a minor will help you build the skills you need to be productive in today’s technological world.

Real World Experiences

With the assistance of the student’s advisor and the Career Development Center, Information technology students are strongly encouraged to pursue an internship or co-op experience before completing their degree. Examples of past internships and experiential learning opportunities included Fluid IT Group, Keystone College Information Technology Department, Lackawanna County Information Services, Prudential Investments, and Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Information Technology Careers

Technology exists in business and is used and relied on every day. There are opportunities for IT professionals in any organization that is computerized. An information technology degree from Keystone College prepares students to enter the workforce with the necessary technology and managerial skills to excel in a competitive workforce. The program prepares graduates for careers in a variety of IT professions including, but not limited to, programmer, solution developer, database administrator, project manager, technology manager and systems analyst.

An information technology degree from Keystone College will also provide a student with the opportunity to further their education at another institution.

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Information Technology B.S. Degree

Semester 1        

  • College Writing I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Web Programming I
  • Tech Elective: Introduction to Information Technology
  • Quantitative: (College Algebra or a higher level MATH course)
  • Critical Reading

Semester 2     

  • Speech Communication
  • College Writing II
  • Intro to Programming
  • Web Programming II
  • Arts & Humanities Elective

Semester 3     

  • Database Mgmt. Systems I
  • Networking I
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Scientific Elective:
  • Business Programming
  • Free Elective

Semester 4   

  • Database Mgmt. Systems II
  • Networking  II
  • Social & Cultural Elective (Principles of Economics II)
  • Gen Ed Elective:
  • Business Programming II

Semester 5 

  • Business Programming III
  • Social & Cultural Elective
  • Gen Ed Elective:
  • Minor/Free Elective: (Managerial Accounting)
  • Minor/Free 3000+ Elective: (Network Operating Systems)

Semester 6  

  • Minor/Free 3000+ Elective: (Network Operating Systems II)
  • Moral Elective: Business Ethics
  • Minor/Free Elective:
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective 3000+: (Human Computer Technology)

Semester 7      

  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Programming w/ Scripted Lang
  • Minor/Free Elective 3000+: (Game Development)
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Information Security

Semester 8   

  • Minor/Free Elective: (Fundamentals of Project)
  • Business Programming IV
  • Current Topics in IT
  • Minor/Free Elective 3000+: (Advanced Game)
  • Minor/Free Elective

Updated: 10/2017

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Curriculum Guide for the Information Technology A.S. Degree

Semester 1   

  • College Writing I
  • Free Elective
  • Web Programming I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Tech Elective: Intro to Info Technology
  • Critical Reading

Semester 2

  • Intro to Programming
  • Web Programming II
  • College Writing II
  • Speech Communication
  • Free Elective

Semester 3 

  • Written Communication
  • Database Mgmt. Systems I
  • Networking I
  • Managerial Accounting or Survey of Accounting
  • Quantitative: (College Algebra or a higher level MATH course)
  • Free Elective

Semester 4 

  • Database Mgmt. Systems II
  • Networking II
  • GenEd Elective: (Principles of Economics II)
  • GenEd Elective
  • Free Elective (Fundamentals of Project Management)

Updated: 10/2017

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Graduate Success

Keystone College graduates have secured employment with the following companies/agencies: Allied Services, Best Buy, Borton Lawson Engineering, Bradford County Administration Office, Broome County Information Technology, Cinram, Community Bank and Trust, Geisinger Health Systems, Key Tech Group, Keystone College Information Technology Department, Lockheed Martin Corp., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Moses Taylor Hospital, Nestle (Bulgarian branch), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Prudential, Sanofi Pasteur, Siemens IT Solutions, Solid Cactus, TMG Health, Tobyhanna Army Depot, and UPS.

Graduates have pursued additional education from Marywood University, Utica College of Syracuse, and Wilkes University.

Connect with other students.

Over 30 clubs and organizations including:

  • Intercollegiate Leadership
  • Keystone Tech Club
  • WKCV Radio

Hands on Experience

Study Abroad

You can explore your academic goals in an international setting and global environment. The experience of living in a new country will build your self-confidence, add valuable skills to your tool box, and will alter how you view yourself, the world, and your own country.

Internships and Field Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with a real world experience in the field.

Undergraduate Research

The process of research and discovery while working with a faculty mentor enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. Undergraduate research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.

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