Central Penn College - Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Program

Central Penn College

 

Bachelor's Degree

Information Technology

In our digital life, 0’s and 1’s are floating everywhere. If you have the drive and desire to decode their message, Central Penn College’s Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology is just what you need to help you reach your career goals!

At Central Penn, our IT program was designed to develop a new generation of leaders to excel with the complex and dynamic demands of the current marketplace. Our program develops professionals who have in-depth knowledge of computers and computer applications. If you would like to further specialize your study, you may choose from two dynamic and exciting concentrations: Applications Development or Networking and Security.

As you study Information Technology at Central Penn, you will become immersed in the IT world. Explore technology in our state-of-the-art IT lab as you learn how to understand and apply accepted IT principles, gain mastery-level skills in understanding network and system security, and even create and edit your own working programs.

While learning about data communications and networking, our IT students will gain real-world experience translating business requirements into accurate and effective technical requirements. Our experienced, credentialed faculty members will give you the hands-on educational experience that will help you reach your goal of becoming an IT professional.

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Admissions Requirements

Applicants entering the IT Bachelor’s degree program should possess at least a 2.0 GPA (C average) with a strong background in written and oral communications. Students must have completed two units of high school math, including Algebra. Prior experience with the Windows OS is required.

Internship/Capstone Course

As a career-oriented college, and in addition to our hands-on curriculum, Central Penn requires all students to complete an internship or capstone course. This opportunity allows students to participate and experience their future careers in the real world. Internships are 180 hours in length and include a research project tailored to the individual's career path. 

Continuing education and online students may complete a capstone course in place of the traditional internship. This can be done at both the associate and bachelor’s degree level. This course requires an extensive research project and paper related to the student’s chosen career path. 

Middle States Accreditation

Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (www.MSCHE.org) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Approved by: the Secretary of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to award the Master’s of Professional Studies degree, the Bachelor's of Science degree, the Associate’s in Science degree, and the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Academic Road Map

Roadmap: Information Technology -

 Bachelor’s Degree

College of Professional Studies

Department of Information Technology

Catalog Year: 2017 - 2018 

Preliminary Requirements:

 

 

SAT score

 

Math Placement Test

 

English Placement Test

Critical

Course Subject and Title

Credit Hours

Min.

Grade

Major GPA

Attribute

Notes

Semester 1 (Fall 2017) - Year 1

!

ENG 100

3

 

 

 

 

 

IDS 100 / 105

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 140

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 120 / 135

3

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Winter 2018) - Year 1

 

ENG 110

3

 

 

 

 

 

100 level  SCI

3

 

 

 

 

 

100 level SBS

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 120 / 135

3

 

 

 

Online in Summer terms

Semester 3 (Spring 2018) - Year 1

 

ENG 200

3

 

 

 

 

!

MTH 105

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 200

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 252

3

 

 

 

 

Semester 4 (Summer 2018) - Year 1

 

200 level (+) SBS

3

 

 

 

 

 

Any level General Ed

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 232 / TEC 310

3

 

 

 

Guided Recommendation

 

TEC 210

3

 

 

 

(!) Critical for Apps Dev

 

Humanities Credits

Math/ Science / Technology Credits

Social and Behavioral Credits

General Education

IT Core

IT Elective

9 / 18

6 / 15

9 / 12

3 / 15

18 / 43

3 / 21

 

Critical

Course Subject and Title

Credit Hours

Min.

Grade

Major GPA

Attribute

Notes

Semester 5 (Fall 2018) - Year 2

 

200 level (+) HUM

3

 

 

 

 

 

200 level SCI

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 235 or 222

3

 

 

 

Apps Dev /  Networking

 

TEC 245

3

 

 

 

 

Semester 6 (Winter 2019) - Year 2

 

200 level (+) SBS

3

 

 

 

 

 

200 level M / S / T

3

 

 

 

MTH 200 recommended

!

TEC 320

3

 

 

 

Spring only course-online

 

TEC 335 or 350

3

 

 

 

Apps Dev /  Networking

Semester 7 (Spring 2019) - Year 2

 

300 level+ General Ed

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 225 or Any TEC

3

 

 

 

Apps Dev /  Networking

 

TEC 235 or 222

3

 

 

 

Networking / Apps Dev

 

TEC 345 or 330

3

 

 

 

Apps Dev /  Networking

Semester 8 (Summer 2019) - Year 2

 

300 level+ General Ed

3

 

 

 

 

 

300 level (+) HUM

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 325

3

 

 

 

Summer only course

 

300+ or Any TEC

3

 

 

 

Apps Dev /  Networking

 

Humanities Credits

Math /                       Science / Technology Credits

Social and Behavioral Credits

General Education

CIS Core

CIS Elective

15 / 18

12 / 15

12 / 12

9 / 15

33 / 43

15 / 21

Critical

Course Subject and Title

Credit Hours

Min.

Grade

Major GPA

Attribute

Notes

Semester 9 (Fall 2019) - Year 3

 

300 level (+) HUM

3

 

 

 

 

 

200 level (+) M / S / T

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEC 410 or 420

3

 

 

 

Apps Dev or Network

Semester 10 (Winter 2020) - Year 3

 

300 level+ General Ed

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 370

3

 

 

 

Daytime & Online only

 

TEC 445 or 425

3

 

 

 

Apps Dev or Network

Semester 11 (Spring 2020) - Year 3

 

300 level+ General Ed

3

 

 

 

 

!

TEC 411

3

 

 

 

Daytime & Online only

!

Internship / Capstone

4

 

 

 

 

 

    w/ STS 300

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 12 (Summer 2020) - Year 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internship Extension time

  

Humanities Credits

Math / Science / Technology Credits

Social and Behavioral Credits

General Education

CIS Core

CIS Elective

18 / 18

15 / 15

12 / 12

15 / 15

43 / 43

21 / 21 


This roadmap develops a cross curricular schedule format with all Information Technology Programs (including CIS, IT, and CSC).  The roadmap is flexible to operate in a rotating semester schedule Fall will pair with Spring and Winter pairs with Summer.  Ideally students can start the roadmap during the Fall or Spring term.  Students who start in the Winter or Summer will have to be advised on a case-by-case scenario to get them on track with the roadmap.

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