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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Nov 15, 2018
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Integrated Information Technology, B.S.

Integrated Information Technology (iIT)
College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management

This major prepares graduates for careers in information technology. The program focuses on the design, implementation and management of information systems and networks, including databases, large-scale computers, and Internet-based systems, as well as project management and end-user support. The program includes general education courses, information technology core and advanced courses, management courses related to the field, and an industry internship.


The Integrated Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

GOAL 1 advance in their careers through their knowledge of information technology, communication skills, and understanding of business and technological issues.

  • function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  • communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies

GOAL 2 continue their professional development through professional study and research.

  • recognize the need for and be able to engage in continuing professional development;

GOAL 3 contribute to economic development and society through the effective use of technology to address problems in a broad range of settings.

  • analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  • understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  • design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;

GOAL 4 advocate for the needs of users and organizations in developing technical solutions.

  • identify / analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems;
  • effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment;

GOAL 5 anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies to an individual or organization.

  • analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;

GOAL 6 manage the information resources of an individual or organization.

  • assist in the creation of an effective project plan.
  • use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;

GOAL 7 explain and apply appropriate information technologies and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives.

  • apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  • identify best practices and standards and their application.

Degree Requirements (125 Credit Hours)

A bachelor of science degree in Integrated Information Technology consists of the Carolina Core, related coursework, College of HRSM required courses, iIT required and elective courses, and free electives.

  1. Carolina Core Courses
  2. Related Coursework
  3. HRSM College Required Courses
  4. iIT Major Requirements
  5. Free Electives

Integrated Information Technology majors may pursue a minor in any course of study offered by the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) as well as any other University program with an approved minor. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.

Progression Requirements

Pre-professional courses needed to progress to Professional Division (45 Hours)

The IIT program is divided into Pre-Professional and Professional division classes. Students are required to complete 15 designated Pre-Professional courses (see below) and obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.00 before being eligible to enroll in Professional Division classes. Students who do not meet the specific course, semester hour, and grade point average requirements for progression must continue in the Pre-Professional division or change to another major. The required Pre-Professional classes are:

    Course Grade Requirements

    All courses listed under CMW Carolina Core Requirements, College of HRSM Required Courses, iIT Core Courses, and iIT Professional Division Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

    Graduation requires a 2.00 GPA. In order to satisfy the requirements for a degree in Integrated Information Technology and regardless of other satisfactory work, a student may not take an ITEC course more than two times

    1. Carolina Core for the College of HRSM and General Education for the Degree Program (31-43 Hours)

    Integrated Information Technology majors must fulfill all Carolina Core general education requirements. The Carolina Core consists of 31 to 43 credit hours of required coursework in ten different areas of study. Students select one or more courses for each learning outcome to satisfy the minimum number or credit hours required. (for additional information and lists of approved courses, please refer to the Carolina Core  section of the Bulletin.)

    CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)

    ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (6-8 Hours)

    Two courses, one from category A, one from category B

    SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 Hours)

    • Two approved Carolina Core courses from the natural sciences including one laboratory selected from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science or Physics

    GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Foreign Language (0-6 Hours)

    • College of HRSM students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of 2 or higher on the foreign language placement test or by completing one foreign language course through to 110 or 121. See list of approved GFL courses.

    GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)

    • Any approved Carolina Core course for Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking

    GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Social Sciences (3 Hours)

    • Any approved Carolina Core course for Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Social Sciences

    AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)

    • Any approved Carolina Core course for Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding

    CMS: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication (3 Hours)

    INF: Information Literacy

    • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

    VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility

    • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

    2. Related Coursework (3 Hours)

    3. College of HRSM Required Courses (21 Hours)

      4. Integrated Information Technology Requirements (52 Hours)

      A. iIT Core Courses (30 Hours)

        B. iIT Professional Division Classes (22 Hours)

        The following courses are restricted to students enrolled in the professional division of Integrated Information Technology, or those students who receive special permission from the program chair:

          ITEC Elective (one of the following courses required):

            5. Free Electives (6-18 Hours)

            The IIT curriculum includes 6-18 hours of electives depending on how students fulfill the Carolina Core requirements. Any course in the university can be used to satisfy the elective requirement (including additional electives in the major).