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2016-17 Academic Catalog 
2016-17 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programmer - PROG.AS

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This program is an option to the associate degree program in Computer Information Technologies.

Beginning in the Spring 2009, all entering CIT majors taking one or more CIT courses during the day will be required to purchase a Dell laptop that satisfies certain minimum specifications. The specifications will be provided students when they are accepted so they can determine whether they have a laptop that meets the requirements. In the event they don’t, a link will be provided to the Dell website so that students can purchase a computer directly from the company. Dell will accept Master Card/Visa or will also try to arrange a payment plan.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Computer Information Technologies will be awarded.

Program Goals

  1. Understand Computer Information Technology concepts in the context of real-world problems
  2. Have expertise in several programming languages.
  3. Can interface programming languages with Web Applications.
  4. Understand how programming languages work with databases.
  5. Can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  6. Can conduct research from a variety of sources.

(PROG.AS) Curriculum

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Total: 16-17 credits

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Select one:

Total: 17-18 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total: 17 credits

Total (PROG.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 65-67


  1. Math electives must be at level 100 or higher
  2. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college should take MAT-122  Applied Math 1, MAT-123  Applied Math 2, ENG-102  English Composition 2.
  3. Any 200 level or higher course from the Computer Information Department (PROG or WEBS) that can be used to fulfill a program’s computer elective requirement.
  4. General education elective may be selected from the following: humanities, social sciences, math, or science.

Students having certain professional IT certifications may be able to receive college credit for one or more courses in this program. For information, please see IT Certification pages and your academic advisor.

Department Personnel


Name Title Office Phone Email
Lillian Beauchemin Professor 02/219 413-755-4092 beauchemin@stcc.edu
Brian Candido Associate Professor/Program Chair 02/223 413-755-4876 blcandido@stcc.edu
Andy Maynard Professor 02/238 413-755-4120 amaynard@stcc.edu
Kobi Shemesh Professor 02/212A 413-755-5604 kshemesh@stcc.edu

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