INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A.S.

This program allows students to build a foundation for transfer into four-year information technology or other technology-related programs. Information Technology focuses on designing and managing technologies for user productivity. IT careers are in high demand and include specialties in game design, web design and administration, network administration, and information security.

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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Acquire knowledge and methods of the appropriate technologies to help individuals or organizations achieve IT goals and objectives.
  • Manage the information technology resources of an individual or organization.
  • Demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Apply ethical standards in the practice of information technology
  • Gain competency working in teams and communicating with others.
  • Recognize the need for continued learning throughout an individual’s career.
  • Facilitate transfer into a related four-year program.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Transfer to a four-year program provides training for careers such as games designer, network and data communications analyst, network administrator, web developer, web administrator, IT consultant, computer security specialist, security engineer, systems administrator, and database administrator.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisor and/or the transfer counselor in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
C.S. 080 Microcomputer Maintenance 1
C.S. 120 Foundations of Computer Science 3
BUS 225 Application Software 3
MATH 106 Pre-Calculus (or higher) 3
Concentration Elective 3
16
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
C.S. 082 Help Desk 1
C.S. 225 Networking 3
MATH 212
OR
MATH214
Discrete Math
OR
Statistics
3
Concentration Elective 3
Health or Physical Education 1
14
THIRD SEMESTER
C.S. 222
OR
C.S. 200
Programming in C/C++
OR
Programming in Visual Basic
3
HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105 History 3
Behavioral/Social Science 3
Concentration Elective 3
Lab Science 4
Health or Physical Education 1
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
C.S. 219 Database Management Systems 3
C.S. 238 Java 3
Arts or Other Civ. Elective 3
Concentration Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 62