To enter this program, students must have an associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution that includes at least 20 credits of general education courses. Students who have completed some college coursework but do not have an associate's degree or higher are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in the Information Technology department to develop an educational plan to prepare for entry into the program. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 from all college courses is required.
The following courses, or equivalents, are strongly recommended before entering this program because they contain foundational knowledge upon which upper-division courses build:
- IT 201 Database Fundamentals
- IT 206 Front End Web Development
- IT 219 Programming 1 or CS &141 Java 1
- IT 220 Programming 2 or CS 145 Java 2