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Associate in Science

Information Technology Program

Students in the A. S. Information Technology program acquire a wide range of technical skills that prepare them for various positions in the information technology field. Since many technology clusters are available in the IT field, the IT program provides a foundation in software development, database administration, networking, and web development.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
ENL101   English Composition I
 
3
COM103   Human Communication
 
3
GIT110 Computer Applications
 
3
BUS100   Introduction to Business
 
3
BIT113   Microcomputer Hardware
 
3
Second SemesterCredits
ACC100   Survey of Accounting
 
3
BIT187 Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)
 
3
  Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
BIT115   IT: Windows Desktop Operating Systems
 
3
Third SemesterCredits
    General Education Elective 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
GIT183 Web Site Design & Scripting
 
3
  First-level Programming Course
 
3
GIT150 Database Applications
 
3
Fourth SemesterCredits
BUS120
(or)
BIT104
  Business Law
 

(or)
Cybercrime
 
3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (or)
Natural or Physical Science

Students who are planning to transfer should take a 4-credit lab science course.
3 (or) 4
    Information Technology Elective
 
3
    Advanced Information Technology Elective
 
3
BIT261   IT Cooperative Work Experience
 

(or)
Advanced Information Technology Elective
 
3
Total Credits 60/62

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Currently, there is a strong demand for well-trained, competent workers in information technology. Students completing the general degree program are prepared for entry-level positions in the IT field. Students who desire to advance in the field are encouraged to select advanced IT courses in a concentration.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

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Upon completion of the Information Technology program, students are able to:

  • Read, write, discuss and think critically about topics and ideas in information and/or office technology.
  • Analyze ethical issues and apply ethical standards in the performance of responsibilities in a variety of information and office technology careers.
  • Synthesize information from communications, information technology, office technology, and business to provide customer service and solve business problems.
  • Assume positions in a variety of information and office technology careers
  • Work well with teams in a information or office technology setting.
  • Transfer to baccalaureate programs.