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.

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 Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation 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

General Education requirements must be met before the AS degree will be granted. The curriculum listed on this page is required for an AS degree in Information Technology. Students must choose a particular concentration area and use the courses listed in concentration areas (see next page) to fulfill degree requirements. Any exception must have the written consent of the chair of the Division of Natural and Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology.

The minimum math prerequisite for earning credit toward this program is MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry which could be used for elective credit; however, to get the most out of the program, the student should place into MATH 106 Pre-Calculus.

Degree requirements for the Information Technology A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
CS 080 Microcomputer Maintenance 1
CS 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
CS 082 Help Desk 1
CS 225 Networking 3
MATH 212
OR
MATH214
Discrete Math
OR
Statistics
3
Concentration Elective * 3
Health or Physical Education 1
14
THIRD SEMESTER
CS 222
OR
CS 200
Programming in C/C++
OR
Programming in Visual Basic
3
HIST 101
OR
HIST 102
OR
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Western Civilization I
OR
Western Civilization II
OR
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
Behavioral/Social Science 3
Concentration Elective * 3
Lab Science ** 4
Health or Physical Education 1
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
CS 219 Database Management Systems 3
CS 238 Java 3
The Arts or Other World Civilizations General Education ** 3
Concentration Elective * 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 62

* The courses listed in concentrations below must be used to fulfill degree requirements.
** Depending on the concentration, students should choose an Art or Other Civilizations elective that optimizes general education credits.
*** Choose from the following courses: BIOL 103, 104, 225, 226; CHEM 103-104; GEOL 110-111; PHYS 103-104.