Degree Completion Plan
Capella University Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Graphics & Multimedia Specialization The Degree Completion Plan (DCP) is a planning tool that serves as an outline for the completion of your degree at Capella University. It helps you to become aware of your degree requirements and allows you to make changes to your schedule if needed. Please contact your Academic Advisors at BSITLearnerSupport@capella.edu with any questions.
Program Requirements: 186 quarter credits are required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. The following categories detail the program's requirements. DCP template is on page 3 of this document. 1. General Education Courses: 60 total quarter credits are required, as follows: 12 qtr. credits in Communication 6 qtr. credits in Ethical and Social Responsibility 12 qtr. credits in Fine Arts and Humanities 6 qtr. credits in Math and Logical Reasoning 12 qtr. credits in Natural Science 12 qtr. credits in Social Science 2. Elective Courses: 30 qtr. credits earned through transfer, from additional general education courses, or undergraduate courses from the School of Undergraduate Studies (Business or Technology). 3. IT Core Courses: Eight core courses + lab (48 qtr. credits): TS3004*, TS3005* (lab), TS3100, TS3110, TS3120, TS3130, TS3140, TS3150, and TS3160*. *These courses cannot be transferred or petitioned. 4. IT Specialization Courses: 36 qtr. credits: TS4050; TS4051; TS4052; TS4801; TS4802; and TS4810. 5. IT Elective Course: 6 qtr. credits: Choose one course at the TS40xx-level or TS48xx-level. 6. IT Integrative Action Learning Project Course: 6 qtr. credits: TS4990. This course must be taken in your final quarter. It cannot be fulfilled by transfer or petition. Helpful iGuide Links: University Catalog 2005-2006, Vol. 05-06, No. 1 July 2005, identifies the specific requirements for your program and current specialization. You will be held to the degree requirements in effect at the time you began your degree studies at Capella (exception: if you change specializations during your program, your "catalog year" may change). University catalogs may be downloaded from iGuide at:
Course Schedules: iGuide home > Course Schedules > School of Undergraduate Studies https://www.capella.edu/PORTAL/LEARNER/SCONTENT/CALENDAR/COURSESCHED.ASPX Options for fulfilling General Education requirements: iGuide home > Advising and Resources> Learner Resources> Prior Learning Assessment> CLEP or Dantes: https://www.capella.edu/portal/learner/scontent/petition/ClepDantes.aspx The Petition Center: iGuide home > Advising and Resources> Learner Resources> Prior Learning Assessment>The Petition Center: https://www.capella.edu/portal/learner/scontent/petition/Petition_Center.aspx
School of Undergraduate Studies - Information Technology Program – Degree Completion Plan PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE DIRECTIONS BEFORE YOU COMPLETE YOUR DCP.
Directions: 1. Using the following link, https://www.capella.edu/PORTAL/LEARNER/SCONTENT/CENTERS/LEARNER/RESOURCES/handbooks _tech_bs.aspx for the University Catalog, review the course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. This will give you the details of the required quarter credits and courses that you must fulfill. Next look at your Course & Credit Evaluation (CCE), and identify any requirements remaining in the ”Lower Division/General Education” area. Fill in the appropriate areas of the DCP for General Education areas with the course codes and titles that you will be taking, if applicable, to fulfill your credit requirements. Indicate the academic quarter you plan to take the course by listing Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall in the corresponding cell for the year you intend to take it. Use this link for the General Education Course Schedule: https://www.capella.edu/portal/learner/scontent/schools/program_gened_2005.aspx In the “Additional Electives” area of your CCE, identify any credits that you still need and fill in the appropriate areas of the DCP for electives with the courses that you will be taking to fulfill your credit requirements (if needed). Indicate the academic quarter you plan to take the course by listing Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall in the corresponding cell for the year you intend to take it. Note: The University's schedule of course offerings may vary slightly from year to year, so this year's schedule is a good predictor of course offerings for next year and beyond. However, the schedules are subject to change, so we suggest that you consult the Course Schedule on iGuide as you prepare to register for an upcoming quarter. If the quarterly availability of a course changes, you may need to adjust your degree plans to accommodate this change. School of Undergraduate Studies course schedule for Technology: https://www.capella.edu/Portal/Learner/SContent/schools/technology/tech_2005_undergrad_calendar.aspx School of Undergraduate Studies course schedule for Business: https://www.capella.edu/Portal/Learner/SContent/schools/business/om_2005_ugrad_calendar.aspx 4. Now use the course schedule to determine when required IT Core courses, IT Elective courses, and the IT Integrated Action Learning Project course will be offered, and note on your DCP the quarter and year you anticipate taking these courses, again using Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. Transferred technology credits are listed in the “Applied Credits” column and needed credits are listed in the ”Remaining Credits” column. This is also reflected on your Course and Credit Evaluation (CCE). Recommended course sequence for graphics & multimedia classes: TS3100 before TS4050, TS4051, and TS4052. TS4810 before TS4051 recommended. TS4813 can be taken when availability best suits. If you plan on petitioning for credit in an Information Technology course, please put a „PC‟ in the corresponding cell. Keep in mind the prerequisites for any course(s) you plan to petition. For example, if you intend to petition for credit TS4050, you must first complete/fulfill its prerequisite course (TS3100).
Notes: 1. Capella's undergraduate Information Technology courses are worth 6 quarter credits each. In some cases, learners may fulfill an IT course by transfer credits, but be awarded fewer than 6 quarter credits for that course. If this occurs, the Capella course is considered completed, but the credit shortage must be made up with IT Elective coursework to ensure a total of at least 96 Upper Division quarter credits is earned. As you schedule your specialization and/or elective courses, be sure to read the course descriptions to see if there are prerequisites to be completed. If there are, you will need to schedule your courses so that you fulfill the prerequisites first. At Capella, enrolling in 6 to 11 credits per quarter is considered half-time status; 12 or more credits is considered full-time. Capella has four academic quarters per year, each lasting approximately 12 weeks: Winter (January – March), Spring (April – June), Summer (July – September), and Fall (October – December). Save a copy of your DCP in your permanent files. Keep in mind that your DCP is a document meant to help you plan your academic program, and it is not a rigid contract. You will be able to work with your advisors to make plan adjustments as needed throughout your program.
6. Submission of a first draft of your DCP is required to pass the Learner Success Lab.
Name: Email: Jeannine Kennison firstname.lastname@example.org Graphics and Multimedia specialization 1. General Ed Courses Consult the ”Lower Division/General
Education” section of your Course and Credit Evaluation (CCE) and write in any remaining courses/credits you may need to complete your degree
Applied Credits 9 3 0 6 12 6 9 There is no 12 Applied Credits 30 Applied Credits N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A Applied Credits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Applied Credits 0 Applied Credits N/A
Remaining Credits 3 0 6 0 completed completed 3 3 credit completed Remaining Credits completed Remaining Credits 6 Non-credit 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 Remaining Credits 6 6 6 6 6 6 N/A Remaining Credits 6 Remaining Credits 6
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Communication (12 Qtr. Credits required) Select course Ethical & Social Responsibility (6 Qtr. Credits required) Select course Fine Arts & Humanities (12 Qtr. Credits required) Mathematical & Logical Reasoning (6 Qtr. Credits required) Natural Science (12 Qtr. Credits required) Select course Social Science (12 Qtr. Credits required) 2. Elective Courses (30 Qtr. Credits) Complete through transfer, or
select from general education courses, or undergraduate courses from the School of Undergraduate Studies. See “Additional Elective Credits” section of your CCE for any transfer credit(s) that you may have.
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Transfer 3. IT Core Courses (48 Qtr. Credits) Complete eight required core
courses (plus the learner success lab) that cover primary areas of IT practice. See the “Core and Specialization Course Transfer” section of your CCE for any transfer credit(s) you may have.
TS3004 Communicating in New Media (Required first course) TS3005 Undergraduate Learner Success Lab (required lab; completed in concurrence with first three weeks of TS3004) TS3100 Fundamentals of Web Application Development TS3110 Fundamentals of E-Business TS3120 Fundamentals of Project Management TS3130 Fundamentals of Database Systems TS3140 Fundamentals of Software Development TS3150 Fundamentals of Network Systems TS3160 Ethical and Human Side of Information Technology 4. IT Specialization Courses (36 Qtr. Credits) Select six TS4xxx
elective courses as required for your specialization. See the “Specialization Courses“ area of your CCE for any transfer credit(s) you may have.
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TS4050 Vector Graphics Animation – Prerequisite is TS3100. TS4051 Web Graphics Production - Prerequisite is TS3100. TS4010 Presentation Layer: Client Side Programming TS4811 Object Oriented Programming in Java TS4805 Programming Concepts and Practices TS4060 Managing the Project I Elective (unnumbered transfer credit applied above) 5. IT Elective Course (6 Qtr. Credits) Select a course at the TS40xx or TS48xx level TS4061 Managing the Project II 6. IT Integrated Action Learning Course (6 Qtr. Credits)
Take during your final quarter. This course cannot be fulfilled by transfer or petition.
TS4990 Integrated Action Learning Project