Software Engineering Technology

Associate in Science Degree
 

The Information Technology Software Engineering program enables students to pursue an entry-level career in Information Technology and prepare them to further their education in our Bachelor of Science degree program

Key program elements:
All IT students take a three quarter core curriculum in with Software Engineering Technology and Network Engineering Technology courses to prepare them to select their concentration for quarters four through six.

The curriculum focuses on software such as XHTML, VB.NET, Javascript, C++ and Oracle.
An externship course is available in quarter six during which students work off-campus in an organization where they will practice and enhance their technical skills.

Being a software firm, we look for employees with specific skill sets and a good attitude. From our experience, New England Tech students have that combination. As a software firm we need technically inclined people and New England Tech is a great place to go for that type of education.”
Kurt Anderson, Human Resource Director
Andera, Inc., Providence, RI

 Providence Business News Article:  Demand for Tech Workers to Grow

 

Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission:
The mission of the Information Technology Software Engineering program is to provide a program that will allow students to pursue an entry-level career in Information Technology and prepare them to further their education in our Bachelor of Science degree program.

Program Goals:
1. Provide various learning experiences with an emphasis on application of knowledge as it applies to entry level software engineering principles such as proper programming techniques, database design, web design and the integration of the Software Development Life Cycle.

2. Provide students with an opportunity to solve software engineering problems in the areas of software development, data base design, and system analysis through the combination of class work, projects, team work and hands-on experiences.

3. Provide students with a basic understanding of the principals of network design.

4. Provide students with opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills and social skills as it applies to software development and programming principles.

5. Provide an environment that encourages self-learning and the continuation of each student’s education beyond graduation with the goal of furthering each student’s ability to adapt to and incorporate new concepts, ideas, and evolving technologies.

Program Outcomes:
1. Students will design and implement algorithms based on sound mathematical and software development principles in the areas of software development, data base design, and system analysis. Assessments will be conducted using exams, projects and performance rubrics.

2. Students will follow and meet objectives of a project plan and recognize the need for adaptation, adjustments, and restructuring of the plan, both as an individual IT professional, and in a team environment. Assessments will be conducted using exams, performance reviews, projects, and reports.

3. Demonstrate effective oral and written communications with supervisors, team members and clients. In particular, students should exhibit lucid, clear and concise technical and professional communication as well as be able to communicate complex technical ideas in layman’s terms to non-technically trained people. This will be assessed via reports, self-assessments, instructor observations, peer evaluations, and technical documentation.

4. Respect different cultures, customs, and professional technical methods and procedures inherent in an industry with many differences on locality or region. Assessed through instructor observations, peer evaluations and externships.


 

Courses Offered

Information Technology

IT 110 Computer Concepts
IT 112 Operating Systems
SE 110 Programming Essentials
NE 120 Windows Networking Essentials
SE 120 Intermediate Programming
SE 122 XHTML
NE 134 Cisco I
SE 130 Introduction to VB.NET
SE 240 Javascript – Client-Side Development
SE 242 Intermediate VB.NET
SE 244 Database Design
SE 250 C++
SE 252 Systems Analysis and Design
SE 254 Oracle
SE 260 Server-Side Web Development
SE 262 Advanced Oracle
IT 260 Externship
IT 262 Emerging Technologies
NE 240 Hardware Fundamentals
NE 242 Cisco II
NE 250 Advanced Operating Systems
NE 253 Cisco III
NE 262 Server Administration
NE 264 Cisco IV