The central goal of the A.S. degree in Information Technology in
the College of Professional Studies is to prepare students either
to enter the job market or to move on to a 4-year degree program
leading to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, or to
another related 4-year degree program at St. John’s.
The program will prepare students
Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and
processes of computer systems, communications systems, and
- Discuss the logical and theoretical foundations of information
technology and the way these foundations are applied in
- Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of basic concepts and
principles relating to computer science, communications technology,
and applications software.
Apply information systems principles and
practices to solve a variety of technical problems.
- Identify and analyze criteria and specifications appropriate to
given technical problems, and plan strategies for their
- Integrate and apply appropriate theory, practices, and tools
for the specification, design, implementation, and evaluation of
computer-based systems to solve technical problems.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills and communication skills
required in a technical environment.