Computer Technology Degree
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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology Program is for the student whose primary interest is in applying available technology to solve practical problems for end users. Graduates of the Program will be prepared to combine their knowledge of current computer tools and technologies and their expertise in effective communication within field settings.

The Computer Technology Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives
Recipients of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology
(1) Will apply core technological principles to solve real-world problems.
(2) Will communicate effectively orally and in writing, as an individual and as a member of a team.
(3) Will become professionally employed and/or enrolled in professional development, including advanced graduate studies, in Computer Technology or a related area.

Student Outcomes
Graduates of the Computer Technology Program will, by the time of graduation, have the following knowledge, abilities, and appreciation of professional standards.

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline 

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

Annual Student Enrollment

Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
144 163 185 171 170 197

Data source: BSU Fact Book Fall 2013

Annual Degrees Granted

Fiscal Year 2009 Fiscal Year 2010 Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014
20 26 19 27 21 21

Data source: BSU Fact Book Fall 2013

Computer Technology Degree Requirements



The principle objective of the CTEC Internet Technology and Multimedia track is to teach students multimedia and internet concepts.  This track provides hands-on design while preparing students to include multimedia within various design projects such as web pages, marketing tools and database.


The principle objective of the CTEC Networking and System Administration track is to provide a strong foundation in Sever Administration (Windows & Linux), networking concepts and practical hands-on experience. This will prepare students for careers in the areas of Network Administration, Internetworking and Network Security.


The principle objective of the CTEC Database Development and Administration track is to provide students with Database administration, Design, Development concepts as well as hands-on experience using Oracle and Microsoft Access. This track provides students with the tools to become Database Administrators and Developers.


The principle objective of the CTEC Computer and Network Security track is provide a strong foundation in computer security principles, as well as practical hands-on experience.  Successful students would have tools to become information assurance and security professionals.


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