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 102||Introduction to Web Page Development||3|
|ACT 202||Introduction to Web Graphics||3|
|or ART 229||Design Software Applications|
|ACT 211||Internet Scripting||3|
|ACT 301||Applied Database Systems||3|
|ACT 302||Decision Support Systems||3|
|ACT 311||Web Development Tools||3|
|ACT 405||Business Intelligence||3|
|ACT 476||Applications of Computer Information Sciences Capstone||3|
|CSC 184||Computing Concepts I||3|
|CSC 200||Computer Systems and Architectures||3|
|or CSC 274||Introduction to Unix/Linux|
|CSC 201||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|CSC 294||Networking and Telecommunications||3|
|CSC 305||Database Architecture and Concepts||3|
|CSC 400||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|GBA 220||Business Communications||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Business Statistics I|
|Select eighteen credit hours of electives 1||18|
The requirements for the elective area may be met by one of the following methods:
- 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.