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Information Technology – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S
Code: A25590

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and.r hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation 2 2 0 3
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 2 2 0 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
NET 110 Networking Concepts 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 10 13 0 16
Spring Semester-1st Year
CIS 115 Intro to Prog. & Logic 2 3 0 3
CTI 130 Os and Device Foundation 4 4 0 6
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 0 3
WEB 111 Introduction to Web Graphics 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 13 12 0 18
Fall Semester-2nd Year
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concepts 3 0 0 3
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
WEB 182 PHP Programming 2 2 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 12 6 0 15
Spring Semester-2nd Year
CCT 110 Intro to Cyber Crime 3 0 0 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 2 2 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 15 6 0 18
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15
MAJOR COURSES 51
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 01
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 67

Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

Several of these courses are offered via distance education. Refer to your class schedules and/or your advisor for more details.