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2021-2022 FSW Catalog 
    
2021-2022 FSW Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Technology, BAS


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(Enrollment in this program is pending approval from SACSCOC)

Purpose

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for higher level employment in information technology management in areas such as systems programming, systems design and architecture, network security, and help desk support services. The program also provides the professional development necessary to help meet the growing regional demand for skilled information technology workers in southwest Florida. This degree is specifically designed to provide a career and educational pathway particularly for graduates from Florida SouthWestern State College’s Associate in Science in Computer Programming and Analysis and/or the Associate in Science in Network Systems Technology.

Program Structure

The BAS in Information Systems Technology program includes courses in information systems management, computer programming, computer networking, information security, e-commerce, mobile application development, and business. Elective choices include additional courses in management, information technology, and entrepreneurship, and marketing. Courses are offered in online or blended formats, with many courses offered in an accelerated eight-week fashion, to accommodate students’ various schedules and learning preferences.

Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

General Education Core Requirements: minimum of 36 Credit Hours

Additional Lower Division Program Requirements: minimum of 36 Credit Hours

Baccalaureate Program Requirements: 48 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must apply for admission and be accepted to Florida SouthWestern State College. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Applicants must have earned an:
    Associate in Science degree from any regionally accredited college or university, as defined by State Board of Education rule, with a minimum of 60 credit hours,
    1. OR
      Associate in Arts degree from any regionally accredited college or university, as defined by State Board of Education rule, with a minimum of 60 credit hours,
    2. OR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A minimum of 60 credit hours from any regionally accredited college or university, as defined by State Board of Education rule, with all state of Florida general education core requirements met.
  4. Students are encouraged to apply for admission during the term in which they will complete their Associate degree program.
  5. Applicants not meeting stated admission criteria may petition for program admittance if they feel there are mitigating circumstances. Applicants must submit an official petition form to the Office of the Admissions.
  6. Applicants must apply for admission and be accepted to Florida SouthWestern State College. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar.
  7. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  8. Students may demonstrate proficiency in some or all of the required lower division coursework by presenting proof of current and appropriate industry certification according to FSW’s most current Gold Standard list. Articulation credit may also be awarded for some or all of these industry certifications subject to individual evaluation.
  9. Students are encouraged to apply for admission during the term in which they will complete their Associate degree program.
  10. Applicants not meeting stated admission criteria may petition for program admittance if they feel there are mitigating circumstances. Applicants must submit an official petition form to the Office of the Admissions.

Requirements to Enroll in Baccalaureate (3000 or 4000) Courses

  1. Upon admission to the BAS program, students must attend a required orientation session prior to enrollment in baccalaureate courses.
  2. Students must complete ENC 1101 - Composition I  , ENC 1102 - Composition II  , and three credit hours of approved mathematics prior to enrollment in any baccalaureate courses (3000 or 4000 level) with a grade of C or better. (Refer to the General Education Program Guide )
  3. Students must complete MAN 2021 - Management Principles  , during the first term of enrollment if not previously completed.
  4. Students must meet program criteria, defined below, prior to enrollment in  CIS 4891   Senior Capstone Project . CIS 4891 must be completed through Florida SouthWestern State College and is not eligible for cross-enrollment.
  5. Cross-enrollment approval: Baccalaureate degree seeking students must obtain prior approval to cross enroll (as a transient student) in courses intended to fulfill baccalaureate program
    requirements. Approval will be determined by the appropriate dean in collaboration with program faculty. Students initiate this process using Florida Virtual Campus:www.floridashines.org/.
  6. Students who have not fulfilled the State of Florida general education core requirements must complete them. Students who transfer to Florida SouthWestern State College with a previous Associate in Arts degree from a Florida community college or Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are considered to have met the General Education component of the degree. Students are permitted to complete remaining general education courses while enrolled in the BAS program. However, prior to enrollment in CIS 4891 - Senior Capstone Project, students must have all general education courses completed and must have completed 39 core upper level credit hours
  7. Students who have previously earned an Associate in Arts or a Baccalaureate degree from a college or university outside the State of Florida will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine which courses will meet the 36 hour General Education Requirements. Students must have earned equivalent credit hours in each General Education category (i.e., 6 hours of Humanities, 9 hours of Social Sciences, etc.). 

Students are permitted to complete remaining general education courses while enrolled in the BAS program. However, prior to enrollment in CIS 4891 - Senior Capstone Project, students must have all general education courses completed. Students must have completed 39 core upper level credit hours prior to enrollment in the capstone course. The capstone course must be taken at Florida SouthWestern State College.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Students must satisfactorily complete 120 credit hours to be eligible for graduation. For residency purposes, a minimum of 15 baccalaureate (3000 or 4000 level) program credit hours required for graduation must be completed at Florida SouthWestern State College. All other specific degree requirements must also be met. Credit awarded for Developmental Studies instruction may not be applied toward the total number of credits required for residency purposes or graduation.
  2. Students must complete the State of Florida General Education Core Requirements, including any assessment of General Education outcomes that are required by the College. Transfer courses will be reviewed for equivalency. Students who transfer to Florida SouthWestern State College with a previous Associate in Arts degree from a Florida College or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are considered to have met the General Education component of the degree.
  3. The Foreign Language Competency Requirement may be met by:
    • 2 years of the same High School Foreign Language, or
    • Documented foreign language proficiency through testing (for example, CLEP), or
    • 2 semesters of the same College Level Foreign Language (level II proficiency),
  4. Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major.
  5. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all baccalaureate (3000 or 4000 level) program requirements..
  7. Students must indicate their intention to attend commencement ceremony, by completing the Commencement Form by the published deadline.

Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below to check for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.

General Education Courses: 36 Credits


Refer to the FSW General Education Program Guide 

Communications Category: 9 Credits Required


Required Core Communication General Education Courses
  • 3 credits , writing intensive - must complete with a “C” or better
  • 3 credits , writing intensive - must complete with a “C” or better
  • Additional Communication General Education Course 3 credits

Humanities Category: 6 Credits Required


  • Core Humanities General Education Course 3 credits 
  • Writing Intensive Humanities - must pass with a “C” or better 3 credits

Social Sciences Category: 9 Credits Required


Mathematics Category: 6 Credits Required*-Must pass with a “C” or better


  • Core Mathematics General Education Course1,2 3 credits
  • Any Mathematics General Education Course 3 credits

*MAC 1105 - College Algebra  and STA 2023 - Statistical Methods I  suggested

Natural Sciences Category: 6 Credits Required


  • Core Natural Sciences General Education course with corresponding laboratory 3 credits
  • Any Natural Sciences General Education course with corresponding laboratory 3 credits

Additional Lower Division Program Requirements: Minimum of 42 Credit Hours


        Common Lower Division Requirements (12 Hours)

Baccalaureate Core Program Requirements: 42 Credit Hours


       Core Requirements (24 hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours


Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics or on the School of Business and Technology Home Page at: www.fsw.edu/sobt .

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