Why study Applied Computer Technology?
Applied Computer Technology focuses on the practical aspects of computer science, such as web development, database technologies and systems analysis. ACT experts understand computer applications and how they can help businesses succeed.
Since ACT provides a broad perspective of IT and computer science, students typically combine this path with a minor or major such as Technical Writing, Business or Graphic Design. Whatever your interest, you can tailor a program to match your passion.
At Missouri Western, students get hands-on experience with professional software and design tools. From team collaboration to internships, your education will prepare you for an exciting career in the IT industry.
The demand for qualified ACT experts is high because many industries need specialists with a broad-based knowledge of computer technologies and experience with software applications. You can choose from a wide variety of careers, including:
- Web Developer
- IT Consultant
- Systems Analyst
- Software Support
- Help Desk/Troubleshooting
- Database Technologies and Analytics
- Software Testing
Applied Computer Technology (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)
|ACT 301||Applied Database Systems||3|
|ACT 302||Data Analytics||3|
|ACT 405||Business Intelligence||3|
|ACT 490||Information Technology Career Preparation||1|
|CSC 184||Computing Concepts I||3|
|CSC 274||Introduction to Unix/Linux||2|
|CSC 294||Networking and Telecommunications||3|
|CSC 305||Database Architecture and Concepts||3|
|GBA 220||Business Communications||3|
|or ETC 200||Introduction to Technical Communication|
|GBA 210||Business Statistics I||3-4|
|or MAT 111||Introductory Statistics|
|or MAT 111E||Introductory Statistics|
|Select one of the following concentrations:|
Information Technology Security
|CSC 254||Computing Concepts II||3|
|CSC 410||Network Security Technologies||3|
|MAT 112||Finite Mathematics||3|
|or MAT 116||College Algebra|
|Information Technology Security Electives|
|Select 9 credit hours from the following: 1||9|
|Software Testing and Development Operations|
|Operating Systems Concepts|
|Advance Networking and Network Administration 2|
|Applied Cryptography 2|
|Ethical Hacking 2|
|Cloud Computing Security 2|
|Information Technology Project Management 2|
At least two of these courses must be from CSC 520, CSC 550, CSC 570, and CSC 580.
Students desiring to take 500 level courses must meet the criteria required for undergraduates to enroll in graduate level courses.
|ACT 102||Introduction to Web Page Development||3|
|ACT 211||Internet Scripting||3|
|ACT 311||Web Development Tools||3|
|ACT 324||Software Testing and Development Operations||3|
|ACT 476||Applications of Computer Information Sciences Capstone||3|
|CSC 201||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|CSC 400||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.
Are you ready to declare this major? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Department.
- Major: B.S. Applied Computer Technology/IT Security Concentration
- Pre-Major: B.S. Applied Computer Technology/IT Security Concentration
- Major: B.S. Applied Computer Technology/Web Development Concentration
- Pre-Major: B.S. Applied Computer Technology/Web Development Concentration
Mapping your degree plan is important. Consult with your academic advisor to create a plan and monitor it regularly.