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Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Development and Management

  • Course sequence

    Courses are offered in face-to-face, blended and online formats in 8-, 10- and 16-week terms.

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  • Technology Development and Management
    Bachelor of Applied Science


    Dr. Sharon Setterlind, Dean, SP/G, (727) 341-4724
    Nancy Russell, Academic Coordinator, SP/G, (727) 341-4641

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2014 (490), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Admission Rules

    Admission requires an A.A. degree or an A.S. degree in a technology discipline (view acceptable A.S. degrees.) For A.S. degree holders, an additional 15-21 general education credits are required to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement of St. Petersburg College.

    Students with an A.A. Degree or unrelated A.S. degree must fulfill an additional 21 technical credits. Visit the College of Computer & Information Technology Web site for a list of approved A.S. degrees and certificates: www.spcollege.edu/central/ccit/

    Please note that total program hours may vary. Consult the assigned baccalaureate specialist or advisor for any additional questions.


    Graduation Rules


    NOTE: If you have not completed two years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.A.S. program.

    Previously Earned AA or AS degree (minimum 60 hours)

    Additional General Education Courses

    Enhanced World View Requirements*
    A. Communications *9
    B. Humanities/Fine Arts*6
    C. Mathematics6
    D. Natural & Physical Sciences6-7
    E. Social & Behavioral Sciences*6
    F. Ethics3
    G. Computer/Information Literacy Competency (see catalog for details)

    (30 credits) Grade of "C" or better required

    BUL 3564Legal Aspects of Managing Technology3
    COP 3035Intermediate Computer Programming3
    GEB 3213Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness3
    ISM 3232Applied Systems Analysis3
    ISM 4212Database Design & Administration3
    ISM 4301Information Systems in Industry3
    MAN 3303Management & Leadership Practices3
    MAN 3503Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making3
    MAN 4584Process Improvement Methodologies3
    ISM 4915Senior Capstone Project3

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    SUBPLAN: DATA ANALYTICS (15 Credits) Grade of "C" or better required

    ISM 4545Data Analytics Technologies3
    ISM 4547Data Analytics Management3
    ISM 4548Web Analytics3
    CTS 4454Business Intelligence and Data Mining3
    CAP 4770Principles of Data Mining3

    SUBPLAN: INFORMATION SECURITY ASSURANCE (15 credits) grade of "C" or better required

    ISM 4323Security Essentials3
    ISM 4320Core Security Principles3
    ISM 4324Applications in Information Security3
    ISM 4330Information Security Policy Administration and Management3
    ISM 4321Strategic Cyber Security Enforcement3

    SUBPLAN: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (15 credits) Grade of "C" or better required

    COP 4504Advanced Software Programming3
    ISM 4113Software Design Methodologies3
    CEN 4031Advanced Program Development Frameworks3
    COP 4533Algorithmic Design and Development3
    CEN 4722Human Computer Interfaces3

    SUBPLAN: PROJECT MANAGEMENT (15 credits) Grade of "C" or better required

    MAN 4583Project Management3
    MAN 4741Innovation, Change and Agile Projects3
    MAN 4881Authority Influence and Projects3
    **MAN 4883Project Management Specialization1
    **MAN 4883Project Management Specialization1
    **MAN 4883Project Management Specialization1
    MAN 4885Complex and Advanced Projects3

    ** A range of specialization courses in project management application areas and content expertise areas will provide students with specific skills for their industry and advanced topics relating to project management practice. Students will have to select three advanced topics from a set of 4 or more offerings each year.

    Total Credits120
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    BAS icon smallBe a leader in technology

    Our Technology Development and Management bachelor's degree gives you a solid credential in the evolving field of technology management. You will receive a balance of technology and management education to make you a front-runner in today’s competitive environment. Through state-of-the-art delivery systems, we help you achieve your goals as a manager, improve productivity in your organization or become a strong and effective leader.

    Our program features

    • An accelerated learning environment with eight-week courses
    • A choice of learning environments: fully online or blended courses (a combination of online and classroom setting)
    • The most current technology and learning tools
    • Caring faculty members with outstanding credentials and industry expertise
    • Active Advisory Committee members who ensure the program matches current industry needs
    • Facilities that are centrally located in Pinellas County
    • Courses that are updated on a regular basis to include new and emerging topics
  • Specializations

    Our bachelor's degree is perfect if you already have an associate degree. Our curriculum is designed by faculty members, who have both management and technology industry expertise, and by our advisory committee members, who are passionate about their field. This degree offers subplans in the following:

    • Data Analytics
    • Information Security Assurance
    • Project Management
    • Software Development
  • Admission requirements

    AS to BS iconYou need an A.A. degree or an A.S. degree in a technology-related discipline to be admitted to this program. If you have an A.S. degree, you will need to complete an additional 15-21 general education credits to meet the 36-credit-hour general education requirement of SPC.

    If you have an A.A. degree or unrelated A.S. degree, you will need to complete at least 21 technical credits. Remember that you can take these as part of your 24 elective credits for your A.A. degree.

  • With this degree you can:

    • Effectively lead and manage small- to medium-sized project teams
    • Develop fiscal plans and understand the financial implications of decision-making
    • Execute, evaluate and manage projects
    • Develop and implement innovative technology solutions to enhance the profitability of an organization
    • Manage technology, security, information assurance and/or at-risk areas in an organization
    • Analyze and improve strategic processes across an organization
    • Create optimal value through information and technology
    • Protect information and technology resources and provide leadership to the organization to ensure security and reduce risks
  • Careers in technology management

    Technology development and management professionals are skilled at increasing businesses efficiency through technology solutions. Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 18 percent through 2020, as organizations switch to newer, faster and more mobile networks, requiring managers to help with the transition. Our program prepares you for the following careers:

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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