Career and Technical Studies

Degree: 

Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology in Information Systems Technology

Length: 

Four-semester (two-year program)

Purpose: 

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology is designed to train students to be skilled information technology specialists. With this curriculum students may complete a specialization in Networking Systems Technology. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students in computer programming languages (Java), computer hardware, operating systems, networking, computer applications (MSOffice), and web page design and applications. This degree program will also prepare students for several computer certifications.

Occupational Objectives: 

Computer Support Specialist
Information Technology Specialist
Computer Programmer
Network Support Specialist
Database Support Specialist
Internet Support Specialist
Web-based Programmer

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Information Systems Technology program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3 0 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
ITP 100 Software Design
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 0 13

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITD 110 Web Page Design 4 0 4
Elective1
1

Students may select from the following courses:  ITE 115  or ITE 119 

Computer/Information Literacy 3 0 3
Elective2
2

Students may select from the following courses: ITD 132  or ITD 256 

Database 3 0 3
Elective3
3

Students may select from the following courses: ITD 112  or ITE 170  

Graphics Design 3 0 3
ITD 210 Web Page Design II 3 0 3
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 19 0 19
Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
Elective5
5

Students may select from the following Social Science/Behavioral courses:  ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 200, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 121, HIS 122, PLS 211, PLS 212, PSY 200, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 230, SOC 200, SOC 215, SOC 250 

Social Science 3 0 3
Elective4
4

Students may select from the following courses:  ITP 112  or ITP 120 

Programming 4
Elective Health/Physical Education 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 0 17

Fourth Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
Elective6
6

Students may selective from the following course:  BUS 116 or BUS 117 
Students more interested in Entrepreneurship should complete BUS 116  and BUS 165 while students more interested in I. T. Management should complete BUS 117 and BUS 118.

Business I 3 3
Elective7
7

Students may selective from the following courses:  BUS 118 BUS 165 
Students more interested in Entrepreneurship should complete BUS 116  and BUS 165 while students more interested in I. T. Management should complete BUS 117 and BUS 118.

Business II 3 0 3
Elective5 Social Science 3 0 3
HUM 100 Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15
Notes:

 

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