Requirements

As an information technology major, you will take courses covering the core areas of hardware, software, communications and databases. You’ll get the hands-on experience you need to be competitive in entry-level jobs in the various industries and organizations that depend on computer technology. You’ll use the latest tools to maintain and troubleshoot hardware components and develop your own applications for traditional computers, multimedia devices and the Web.

Problem-solving skills will be the key to your professional success, so we’ve designed a curriculum that will build your communication capabilities alongside your technical knowledge.

Here are the courses you’ll need to get the 60 credits required for graduation:

The number of electives you take will depend on your math skills when you enter Guttman Community College. If you need help with college algebra, you’ll take College Algebra & Trigonometry followed by one three-credit elective. If you’re already proficient in algebra, you’ll choose two three-credit electives. Either way, you’ll take one one-credit elective as an internship or project.

  • ENGL 103: Composition I (3 credits)
  • ENGL 203: Composition II (3 credits)
  • LASC 101: City Seminar I (3 credits)
  • LASC 102: City Seminar II (3 credits)
  • LASC 200: The Arts in New York City (3 credits)
  • MATH 103: Statistics (3 credits)
  • SOSC 111: Ethnographies of Work I (3 credits)
  • SOSC 113: Ethnographies of Work II (3 credits)
  • INFT 102: Hardware & Software (3 credits)|
  • INFT 201: Networking & Data Communications (3 credits)|
  • INFT 202: Database Management & Design (3 credits)
  • INFT 203: Introduction to Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • INFT 211: Programming I (3 credits)
  • INFT 221: Web Technologies & Multimedia (3 credits)
  • INFT 223: Programming II (3 credits)
  • INFT 233: Systems Analysis & Design (3 credits)
  • INFT 204: Internship in Information Technology or INFT 298: Independent Study in IT (3 credits)
  • MATH 120: College Algebra or elective* (3 credits)

Depending on proficiency in mathematics, students must take two (2) 3-credit electives from among:

  • BUSI 102: Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • BIOL 122: Introduction to Biology: Life in New York City (3 credits)
  • BUSI 204: Fundamentals of Project Management (3 credits)
  • INFT 213: Special Topics in Information Technology* (3 credits)
  • MATH 201: Precalculus* (3 credits)

*Students who demonstrate proficiency in college algebra choose three (3) 3-credit electives.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in college algebra choose three (3) 3-credit electives.