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Information Technology and Programming, AS

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This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Fort Lauderdale Campus

Curriculum prior to January 2021 (Click here for curriculum effective January 2021)

The Information Technology and Programming (ITP) Program is a cross between Information Technology (IT) and Programming. The program will focus on multiple computer-based systems and programming languages.  The program will also introduce students to cloud technology, mobile technology integration, programming, computer hacking concepts, and datacenter level operating systems. Courses prepare students to sit for industry-accepted competency examinations.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and goals:

  • Develop the skills necessary to connect key concepts and secure the use of software, hardware, and system integration;
  • Develop technically proficient students to provide appropriate computing solutions as well as exhibit a strong foundation in the area of computer systems;
  • Expose students to a variety of essential skills needed in an entry-level computer networking or programming environment;
  • Provide students with the most current networking practices, computer policies and resources that are critical to real-world applications;
  • Develop and apply technical knowledge and skills to implement computer solutions that accomplish goals important to the industry, government and explore integration of new emerging technologies;
  • Expose students to key ethical concepts and issues affecting computer science and their responsibilities as computer industry professionals.
  • Expose students to the basic steps and processes of object-oriented programming (OOP).

Prerequisites for Major Courses


Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Information Technology and Programming, students must earn 72 credit hours as described below.  The length of this program is approximately 24 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

Lower Division Courses

Information Technology & Programming Major Courses (48.0 credit hours)
Computer Service and Support PC Systems I 3.0 credit hours
Computer Service and Support PC Systems II 3.0 credit hours
Multi-User Operating Systems 3.0 credit hours
Essentials of Cloud Technology 3.0 credit hours
Supporting Client Operating Systems 3.0 credit hours
Managing and Maintaining Server Operating Systems 3.0 credit hours
Essentials of Networking 3.0 credit hours
Mobile Technology Integration 3.0 credit hours
Ethical Hacking 3.0 credit hours
Internetworking Technologies 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Programming 3.0 credit hours
IT Scripting 3.0 credit hours
C++ Programming I 3.0 credit hours
C++ Programming II 3.0 credit hours
Java Programming I 3.0 credit hours
Java Programming II 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
AMH1010 - American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
AMH1020 - American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
IDS1107 - Strategies for Success 3.0 credit hours
POS1041 - Political Science 3.0 credit hours
PSY1012 - Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
SYG1000 - Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
SPC1017 - Speech 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
CGS1000C - Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
English (3.0 credit hours)
ENC1101 - English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
ENC2102 - English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
AML1000 - American Literature 3.0 credit hours
ENL1000 - English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)
MAT1033 - Intermediate Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)
BSC1005 - General Biology 3.0 credit hours
BSC1005L - General Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
BSC1006 - Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
BSC1006L - Advanced Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
BSC1050 - Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours

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