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Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Supervision and Management (Business Information Technology), BAS

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Program: U5430


The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and Management program provides individuals who have an associate’s degree or the equivalent with the opportunity to further their education and advance in their chosen professions. Students build upon the foundational skills attained through their associate’s degree programs by completing upper-division coursework in management and leadership practices. Upper-level coursework in the BAS program provides students with the opportunity to engage in a concentrated area of study and develop a theoretical and practical understanding of organizational management.

Through the Business Information Technology concentration of study, students analyze business issues and data challenges and then apply decision-support and business-intelligence solutions for improving work processes for better business decision making. The program allows students to analyze problems using logic and analysis tools, translate instruction sets into a computer language, and build and maintain business-intelligence information systems.

Admission Criteria:

Admission to this program requires an AS or AA degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale.Students must meet the requirements for college-level mathematics, reading, and writing. Any deficiencies must be satisfied prior to admission to the bachelor’s degree program. Students with an AAS degree are qualified for admission to the bachelor’s degree program once they have met the above mentioned requirements. Any deficiencies in General Education requirements must be satisfied prior to graduation with a bachelor’s degree. If the student’s associate’s degree is from a non-regionally accredited institution, but one that is accredited by a body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a course-by-course evaluation is done according to Polk State College’s transfer practices and policies.

The Business Information Technology concentration is specifically designed for students who have completed an AS degree in Computer Systems and Business Analysis at Polk State College, which includes the courses listed below. Students who have earned an AS in a different program or an AA degree are required to complete the courses below (or their equivalent) before taking the upper-level concentration courses for which they are prerequisites:



COP 1000

Introduction to Programming

CGS 1100

Business Applications on Microcomputers

CTS 1102

Survey of Operating Systems Technologies

CTS 1441

Database Fundamentals

CTS 2442

Database Applications

CTS 2433

Programming in SQL

CIS 2321

System Analysis

CTS 2450

Business Intelligence and Data Mining

COP 1170

Programming in Visual Basic OR

COP 2800

Programming in JAVA











Note: For AA students, these required courses may be applied toward the eighteen lower-level technical credits needed for the program.



BAS Program Curriculum

Students are required to complete one of the courses below (or an equivalent) before taking the upper-level course for which it serves as a prerequisite (GEB 4891): 

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (preferred)


Note: This course may be applied toward the General Education social science requirement, lower-level General Electives, or lower-level technical credits.


General Education Requirements (36 Credits Required)

Note: Students who have completed an AA degree at a public Florida college will have met the General Education requirements. Students who have completed an AA degree outside of Florida, or those who have earned an AS degree, but have General Education courses that vary from the requirements below, should consult with an advisor to determine if acceptable substitutions may satisfy some or all of Polk State’s General Education requirements.

Humanities (6 Credits Required)

Social Sciences (one course from each part) (6 Credits Required)

Natural Sciences (9 Credits Required)

Program Requirements

AS Students

Technical Credits from AS Degree 42
General Education Credits from most AS Degrees 18
Additional General Education Credits 18



AA Students

Elective Credits from AA Degree 24
General Education Credits from AA Degree 36
Additional Technical Credits in Related Field 18


Total Credits for BAS Degree: 120

Graduation Requirements for the BAS Degree Program


  • Complete 120 credits as outlined above.
  • Earn an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through any of the following means: completion of two years of high school instruction in the same foreign language, completion of a minimum of eight college-level credits in one foreign language, achievement of minimum scores on a foreign language proficiency exam approved by the Registrar’s Office, or completion of a high school diploma from a foreign country where the student studied in a language other than English.
  • Complete 25 percent (30 credit hours) of the program at Polk State College.
  • Complete at least 25 percent of the upper-division courses required for the BAS Program at Polk State College, including the capstone course.

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