Great Basin College
Bachelor's of Applied Science in Digital Information Technology
( BAS-DI )
|click here for the BAS application form||or here for more BAS-DI information|
last updated February, 2014
The purpose of this degree emphasis is to prepare computer professionals who would like to advance within computing and computer related departments for management positions.
The BAS-DI program is currently undergoing review so this page is subject to change in the near future but will still closely follow the general outline shown here.
A prerequisite for all students to be admitted to this BAS emphasis is an AAS with an emphasis in CADD, GIS, Graphics Communications, Information Specialist, Network Specialist, Office Technology, or Web Specialist from the Great Basin College or an equivalent AAS from another community college.
The GBC BAS-DI degree requirements include:
|Section I.||BAS General Education (upper division)||24 credits|
| COM 113
| Fundamentals of Speech I, or
|ENG 333||Professional Communications||3 credits|
| AMS 310
| Mathematical Systems Applied to Technology
Calculus I, or
Principles of Statistics I
|INT 339||Integrative Humanities Seminar||3 credits|
|INT 349||Integrative Social Science Seminar||3 credits|
|INT 359||Integrative Mathematics Seminar||3 credits|
|INT 369||Integrative Science Seminar||3 credits|
|ECON 311||Professional Ethics||3 credits|
|Section II.||Applied Science Core||15 credits|
|FIN 310||Applied Accounting and Finance||3 credits|
|MGT 310||Foundations of Management Theory and Practice||3 credits|
| MGT 323
| Organization and Interpersonal Behavior, or
Human Resource Management
| AMS 320
| Science and Engineering in Technology, or
|MGT 441||Operational Quality Control and Problem Solving||3 credits|
|Section III.||Digital Information Technology Emphasis||21 credits|
|Since students in this emphasis come from a variety of AAS computing areas, they will need upper division recaps outside their AAS emphasis. The following five courses are 1 credit each, from which students must take 3, with advisor's approval, that are outside their AAS specialization:|
|CIT 303||Intermediate Survey of Computing||3 credits|
|GRC 383||Advanced Multimedia Design: Video & Audio||3 credits|
|CIT 454||eCommerce||3 credits|
|IS 301||Management Information Systems||3 credits|
|GIS 320||GIS in Business and Community||3 credits|
|CIT 361||TCP/IP: Managing Network Resources||3 credits|
|COT 490||Digital Communications Capstone||3 credits|
The catalog course descriptions for the BAS-DI emphasis classes are as follows:
Survey of Computing
CIT 303 - Intermediate Survey of Computing 3 cr.
This course surveys essential concepts in a wide range of computing fields including database management, GIS, graphic communications, networking, and programming required by managers of computing systemsand departments. This class assumes students understand at least one area of computing well then builds on that understanding to provide them with a survey of additional computing technologies that IT managers could reasonably be expected to facilitate and supervise. (Prerequisite: an AAS degree with an emphasis in a computing field.)
GRC 383 - Advanced Multimedia Design: Video & Audio 3 cr.
Covers planning, design, and creation of multimedia projects which include video and audio elements. Student will build on processes learned in prior classes to learn scene creation, transitions, voice over, digital music recording, sound effects, and other techniques. This course culminates in planning, creating, and presenting a project making use of the techniques learned. (Prerequisite: GRC 301, CIT 303, or instructor's approval)
Programming & Internet Business Systems
CIT 454 - eCommerce 3 cr.
Ecommerce examples will be explored, along with concepts of this modern selling environment. A working ecommerce site will be developed on the Internet. (Prerequisite: COT 301, CIT 302, CIT 303, or instructor's approval)
Database & Information Management
IS 301 - Management Information Systems 3 cr.
The fundamentals of design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of computer-based information systems for business data processing, office automation, information reporting, decision making. Emphasizes managerial and strategic aspects of information technology with some hands-on work using information management software. (Prerequisite: completion of an associates degree or instructor's approval; formerly: CIT 310)
Geographical Information Systems
GIS 320 - Geographic Information Systems in Business and Community 3 cr.
Basic techniques for geographic analysis and summary of business or community problems. Finding patterns and relationships in tabular and spatial data is emphasized. Popular geographic information software will be used for demonstration and projects. Students will work in teams to identify a problem and collect data for visualization and analysis of the problem. To present findings, students will create a map layout. (Prerequisite: GIS 301, CIT 303, or instructor's approval)
CIT 361 - TCP/IP: Managing Network Resources 3 cr.
Course provides in-depth coverage of TCP/IP concepts and protocols including IPv6, VoIP, and other emerging TCP/IP technologies and best practices for implementing and managing a multifunction network. (Prerequisites: CIT 301, CIT 303, or instructor's approval)
COT 490 - Digital Communications Capstone 3 cr.
This is a capstone seminar covering the common theme of data communications among the BAS in Digital Information Technology emphasis courses. Relationships between data organization, digital multimedia, data presentation, data security, and data communications will be covered. Students will finalize the digital portfolio of their accomplishments while completing this degree program. (Prerequisite: senior standing or instructor's approval)
|Suggested Course Sequence|
|1st Semester||Credits||2nd Semester||Credits|
|CIT 303||3||AMS 320 or PHYS 180||3-4|
|MGT 310||3||MGT 323 or MGT 367||3|
|ENG 333||3||COM 113 or THTR 221||3|
|ECON 311||3||INT 349 or INT 359||3|
|AMS 310, MATH 181, or STAT 152||3-4||GRC 383||3|
|3rd Semester||Credits||4th Semester||Credits|
|IS 301||3||MGT 441||3|
|GIS 320||3||COT 490||3|
|INT 339 or INT 369||3||FIN 310||3|
|CIT 361||3||INT 339 or INT 349||3|
|CIT 454||3||INT 359 or INT 369||3|
Please note: out-of-state transfer students must also take either PSC 103 (3 credits) or, with advisor's approval, PSC 100 (1 credit) to graduate.
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