INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A.S.
CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DISCIPLINE

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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CREATIVE GAME DESIGN

This concentration will develop skills related to video game design. It provides a mix of computer art, programming, scriptwriting, and telecommunications media courses and gives students a broad perspective of the elements in today’s gaming industry. The courses emphasize learning through hands-on labs and projects.

Choose any 4 courses for the concentration (12 credits):

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
ART 112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 215 Computer Graphics/Illustration 3
C.S. 237 Internet Security 3
ENGL 239 Video Game Narrative 3
TELC 176 Video Game Design 3
TELC 178 Digital Animation 3

WEB DESIGN

This concentration will build a foundation for programming and designing Web sites and working with multimedia rich elements for web design.

Choose 4 courses for the concentration (12 credits); at least one of the courses must be ART 215 or ART 252:

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
ART 215 Computer Graphics/Illustrator 3
ART 252 Photoshop 3
C.S. 215 Systems Analysis 3
C.S. 235 Web Page Design and Development 3
C.S. 237 Internet Security 3
C.S. 238 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
TELC 178 Digital Animation 3

NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

This concentration will build a foundation for network design, installation, maintenance, and security and prepare students for further study and certification in network administration. Network administration is one of the fastest growing career fields, especially in network security.

Required course for Liberal Arts requirements (3 credits): ENGL 270 Technical Writing.
Choose any 3 additional courses for the concentration (9 credits):

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
C.S. 180 Data Communications 3
C.S. 215 Systems Analysis 3
C.S. 237 Internet Security 3
C.S. 228 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3

CYBERSECURITY

This concentration will build a foundation for one of the fastest growing careers today based on the growing need for investigating computer crime and securing databases. The courses serve as a foundation to transfer into an information security or computer forensics degree program at a four-year institution.

Required course for Liberal Arts requirements (3 credits): ENGL 270 Technical Writing.
Choose any 3 courses for the concentration (9 credits):

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
C.J. 111 Introduction to Justice Systems 3
C.J. 115 Criminal Law 3
C.J. 119 Criminal Investigations 3
C.J. 123 Laws of Evidence 3
C.S. 237 Internet Security 3