Applied Computer Technology AAS Degree

Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. Get the latest BBC Technology News: breaking news and analysis on computing, the web, blogs, games, gadgets, social media, broadband and more. Computer systems and engineering tech courses at Ontario colleges are designed to combine mathematical education and engineering skills with innovation and creative thinking. provides the latest news on technology, software, computer science, internet, semiconductor, telecom and science technology.

The British Broadcasting Corporation’s Computer Literacy Project hoped to introduce interested adults to the world of computers.” Acorn produces a popular computer, the BBC Microcomputer System, so viewers at home could follow along on their own home computers as they watched the program. The machine was expandable, with ports for cassette storage, serial interface and rudimentary networking. A large amount of software was created for the BBC Micro,” including educational, productivity, and game programs.

GPRC graduates with a Diploma in Computer Systems Technology may receive a maximum of 60 transfer credits toward this 120-credit degree. In addition to completing the degree directly with Athabasca University, you have an option to take a number of courses in a classroom setting at GPRC. This degree program is a unique collaboration between Athabasca University and GPRC. See the Computer and Information Systems program for details.

No grade lower than a C” will be accepted on transfer from another institution to satisfy the graduation requirements in Information Technology. Where specific grade requirements are not specified, no CSUN grade lower than a C-” will be accepted for courses required in the B.S. CIT program. Foundational technology skills are offered in first year. At the end of the year, students work in teams using agile development mirroring what happens in industry.

The current legal framework of Computing and Digital Technology is examined e.g. data protection legislation, intellectual property rights, computer misuse, freedom of information, computer contracts and employment contracts as is an overview and comparison of workable ethical theories eg utilitarianism and duty based approaches. Important issues regarding professional bodies in computing are also addressed including their role, structure, codes of conduct and practice. You will also investigate employability factors and learn about the employment application process and the importance of continuing professional development. A themed case study mini-project linked to the subject pathway, which may include the opportunity to work with an external company. This will help you to develop your skills and understanding of project planning and control concepts, planning techniques (eg Gantt charts) and monitoring, academic research, software prototyping and report writing.