Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

CIT: PSU Information Sciences & Technology

CCAC and Pennsylvania State University (PSU) completed an articulation agreement that would allow students taking prescribed courses for their associate degree in Computer and Information Science to transfer earned credits toward completion of a PSU bachelor's degree in Information Sciences and Technology (IST). In the process, students can save thousands of dollars while still completing a bachelor's degree in four years!

If you are interested in this program, it is suggested that students first contact a PSU or CCAC transfer counselor before enrolling for courses.

The following are the prescribed courses and their sequence that will fulfill both the AS Computer and Information Science and transferring to the PSU main campus or one of their branch campuses in Southwestern Pennsylvania (New Kensington, Greater Allegheny, Beaver) in the third year of their BS Information Sciences and Technology program:

First Semester

  1. CIT111 Introduction to Programming: Java
    (in place of PSU's CMPSC101 Introducton to Alogorithmic Processes)
  2. CIT115 Information Technology: Hardware & Software
  3. ENG101 English Composition 1
    (in place of PSU's ENGL015 Rhetoric & Composition)
  4. MAT108 Intermediate Algebra or MAT111 College Algebra
  5. Science Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)

Second Semester

  1. CIT120 Networking
  2. ENG102 English Composition 2
    (in place of PSU's ENGL202B Writing for the Humanities)
  3. MAT165 Probability & Statistics
    (in place of PSU's STAT200 Elementary Statistics)
  4. Science Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)
  5. General Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)

Third Semester

  1. CIT230 Database Systems
    (in place of PSU’s IST210 Organization of Data)
  2. CIT250 Internetworking of Computers
    (in place of PSU's IST220 Networking & Telecommunications)
  3. SPH101 Oral Communication
    (in place of PSU's CAS100 Effective Speech)
  4. Mathematics Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)
  5. Social Science Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)

Fourth Semester

  1. CIT215 Systems Analysis & Design
    (in place of PSU's IST110 Organization of Data)
  2. Humanities Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)
  3. General Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)
  4. General Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)
  5. General Elective
    (see transfer counselor for an approved list)

A student needs to discuss with a transfer counselor the appropriate sequence of mathematics courses and any remedial courses, based on their high school mathematics capabilities and/or placement test scores.