May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

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Program Description

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of information technology. Skills taught include end-user support, client/ server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, and technical communication. Coursework in this program is designed to provide a foundation for select industry certifications. Graduates of this program may continue on into a bachelor’s degree in information technology.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

1. Apply industry standards to the implementation and support of network systems and computer devices.

2. Demonstrate the principles of information technology security.

3. Use information systems for the collection, organization, and delivery of data.

4. Express relevant information to technical and nontechnical audiences.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, computer network support specialist.

Program Content

A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses in Information Technology

28.00 semester credit hours are required.

Technical Elective Courses

A minimum of 6.00 semester credit hours in the field of information technology, information systems, computer science or a related discipline are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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