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    Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Technology

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of College and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Bachelor of Science - Bachelor's Enrollment: 55 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Threaded Discussion Board, Video Subject: Information Science/Studies METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through compressed video

    Supplemental delivery formats include compressed video

    This course uses WebCT

    The Engineering Technology Department's expanded Bachelor of Science Degree in IST consists of courses that are primarily hands-on and prepare the student for jobs running the hardware and software systems that handle information within an organization. In this program, students are expected to fully understand and be able to design, implement, and manage distributed information systems. They are provided with the following specialization areas consisting of 4 courses: 1. Databases 2. Local and Wide Area 3. Digital Technology and Computer Organizations and 5. Software Design and Implementation.
    Students are expected to be computer literate upon entry to the program or are expected to obtain these skills immediately upon admission to the program. Computer skills are necessary to access the courses. To participate in Web-based courses, you must have access to the UCF Campus Network or another Internet Service Provider. Recommended PC configuration: CPU: 733MHz or better Intel Pentium III processor, Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 10GB hard drive, Floppy drive: 3.5", 1.44MB, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 15" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Network Interface Card: 3COM or Intel 10/100 Ethernet card, Operating System: Windows NT Workstation/Windows 2000 (preferred), Windows XP or Windows 98/Millennium Edition w/Y2K Compliant Service packs installed. Recommended Mac configuration: CPU: 500MHz or better Power PC processor (Power Macintosh G4), Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 30GB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 17" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Keyboard and mouse, Network Interface Card: Built-in Ethernet, Operating System: Macintosh OS, current versions (OS 9.2.2/10.1.3), Specific information on current technical requirements is available http://learn.ucf.edu . Word processing is a necessity in virtually any college course today. Online students should be prepared to save word processed files as plain (ASCII) text files, to use their programs' copy & paste functions to post their work into e-mail messages and discussion messages, and to attach word processing files to e-mail. Recommended software includes: Microsoft Office XP for Windows, Microsoft Office 2001 for Macs Some courses may require other software programs in addition to those named here. See the course Web pages or consult with the course instructor about additional software requirements before registering for an online learning course.
    UCF provides extensive learning resources for its distant students. The UCF library provides information for distant students. For additional information about the UCF library and other online services, use the Library's home page, Quick Reference service, or phone 407-823-2562 or 1-866-271-7589 toll free. Students enrolled in Web-based courses may purchase textbooks from the UCF Bookstore by phone 407-823-2665 or toll free at 1-866-271-7589 using a credit card. Students may also order books online through the bookstore webpage. The bookstore will ship books within 48 hours via UPS ground. The shipping charges are US$6.00 for the first book and $1.50 for each additional book. For additional information, refer to the bookstore's webpage.
    Visit UCF抯 Career Resource Center provides for information and assistance regarding job placement, employment listings, on-campus recruitment, federal government employment, statewide job fairs, career expos, interviewing techniques, resume writing, internships and other career planning issues. Even though you are a distance learner, it is possible to get a UCF photo ID card by mail. Your unique card identification numbers are needed to gain access to many of the restricted resources through the UCF library. Additional information is available at http://online.ucf.edu
    Online students are eligible for financial aid following the same policies and procedures as on-campus students. The financial aid office phone number is (407) 823-2827. The office can be reached by email at finaid@mail.ucf.edu. Please go to the financial aid UCF website for application forms.


    You are supposed to complete all community college coursework prior to your last 30 hours at UCF. If you intend to take any courses from a community college after admittance to UCF, a transient student form will need to be signed by the department and college. If you need to take a course as a transient student in the last 30 hours, a waiver form will need to be submitted along with the transient student form.
    1) A grade of "C" (2.0) or better is required in all prerequisites and upper level courses. 2) A 2.0 UCF GPA.
    3) 60 semester hours earned after any CLEP award. TO EARN A BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM UCF, STUDENTS MUST: Fulfill the requirements for the chosen major; Earn a minimum of 120 unduplicated semester credit hours with at least a 2.0; Students must complete 48 semester hours of upper division credit course work with 30 semester hours in regular courses completed at UCF; Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation; Prior to your last semester at UCF, an intent to graduate form must be filed. You will need to pick up an intent to graduate package from the College of Engineering and Computer Science Academic Affairs office in room 107 in the Engineering I building. The form and survey must be filled out and returned to that office prior to your last semester. It is also recommended that you see an academic advisor for a SASS audit check to confirm that you will complete all the of the requirements for graduation. This is your responsibility.
    Dr. Lucy Morse is the program advisor and she can be reached at UCF's College of Engineering and Computer Science, 407-823-4742, morse@mail.ucf.edu
    See the credit section.
    Students should complete 33 credit hours of lower level technical courses at a community college. Technical courses will be accepted in the following areas: networking, programming, information technology, computer science, and computer engineering and technology or clasely related disciplines.


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