Computer technology

October 9, 2017 By sadiya

Computer technology


This degree prepares the student for careers such as computer application programmer, medical records specialist, computer security professional, database administrator, computer system manager, computer network manager, software engineer, Management Information Systems (MIS) manager, customer support engineer, computer sales representative, or educator and trainer in the field of computer applications.

Computer Technology Concentrations

  • Management Information Systems
  • Network Admin. / Computer Security
  • Medical Informatics (Medical Records/ Wireless Medical Sensors / Medical Imaging )  (Link for detailed description of the program)

Articulation Agreements

Agreements between several Community Colleges and NJIT have been drawn up which guarantee that students with a specific degree from the Community College will be accepted in this program (i.e. Computer Technology) with all, or most, of the credits acquired in the lower division being transferred.  Some “deficiencies” may still exist in some cases, that is one or two specific prerequisite courses (see prerequisites below) from the lower division are missing and will be taken at NJIT during the first school year along with the other courses of the curriculum.  It is in many cases permissible to take the courses necessary to overcome the deficiencies in another institution (e.g. community college), with permission from the advisor.

The GPA (Grade Point Average) is computed solely from the courses taken at NJIT.  Note that courses with a grade lower that C are not transferable.

Articulation agreements have been drawn up with:

Bergen Community College

  • Business Department – Associate in Applied Science
    • Networking Administration
    • Web Development and Management
    • Information Technology
  • Department of Science and Mathematics – Associate in Science
    • Computer Science

Brookdale Community College

  • Network Administration
  • Programming
  • Web Master Administration

Essex County College

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Microcomputer Systems Applications
  • Applied Computer Science

Mercer County Community College

  • Information Technology – Associate in Applied Science
    • Programming Option
    • Programming and Networking Option
    • Network Engineering Technology Option
    • Website Development and Administration Option
  • Computer Science

Middlesex County College

  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems – General Option
  • Computer and Information Systems – Network Administration and Support Option

County College of Morris – Computer Information Systems

  • Business Programming (3501)
  • Microcomputer Technical Support (3502)
  • Scientific Programming (3500)

Passaic County Community College

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science

Ocean County College – Computer Studies

  • Computer Science Option – Associate in Science
  • Computer Programming Option – Associate in Applied Science
  • Networking Support Specialist Option – Associate in Applied Science

Raritan Valley Community College – Computer Information Systems

  • Microcomputer Career Program – Associate in Applied Science
  • Computer Programming – Associate in Applied Science
  • Computer Networking – Associate in Applied Science

Union County College

  • Business – Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science / Data Processing
  • Engineering – Computer Science
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Liberal Arts – Computer Science / Mathematics

Note that formal ratification for some of these agreements is pending.


Students who transfer to the junior year of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program, specializing in Computer Technology, are expected to have completed their freshman and sophomore years at a community college or similar institution and received their associate’s degree in a program of computer studies (i.e. computer science, computer technology, computer software, computer programming, etc).  Students who have an equivalent associate’s degree in science, or in various fields of engineering, are also eligible.

They should have successfully completed most of the following courses or their equivalent in their first two years of study, with a total of 64 semester credit hours:

  • Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Science such as biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics. etc. (4 credits)
  • Communications / English composition (6 credits)
  • Humanities / Social Science / Psychology / Political Science (3 credits)
  • Economics / Accounting (recommended) (3 credits)
  • Physical Education (2 credits)
  • Introduction to Programming (C++) (3 credits) *
  • Data Structures / Advanced High Level Language Programming (3 credits) *
  • Operating Systems (DOS, Windows, Unix) (3 credits)
  • Database Concepts with SQL (Access, dBase, Visual Basic) (3 credits)

* Students are expected to have some knowledge of C++ or another object oriented language.

Concentrations and Curricula

The Computer Technology program allows flexibility in the choice of technical electives (see Curriculum)


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