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Information Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology (IT) program is designed to provide students with skills to meet information technology needs across industries. This program includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware components and business software, programming, databases, networking, customer service, web development, and information systems and project management. Coursework helps prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized examinations and certifications. Students will earn one or more of the following Certificates of Completion (CCLs):

CCL/5154 Cybersecurity Fundamentals
CCL/5083 Database Development
CCL/5043 Desktop Support
CCL/5793 Foundations of Mobile App Development
CCL/5132 Microsoft Office Professional
CCL/5031 Microsoft System Administration
CCL/5048 Programming and Systems Analysis Level I
CCL/5183N Oracle Database Operations
CCL/5050N Red Hat Linux Engineer
CCL/5984 Web Foundations

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
3196
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
60-65
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.
++ indicates all suffixed courses.

This program replaces:
AAS/3023 Information Technology
AAS/3098 Information Technology: Computer Applications Specialist
AAS/3152 Computer Information Systems
AAS/3162 Computer Information Systems Technologies
AAS/3167 Computer and Information Technologies
AAS/3217 Computer Technology
AAS/3546 Business Office Computer Applications
AAS/3547 Computer Applications Technology
AAS/3548 Business Applications
AAS/3786 Computer Information Technology

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:32-38
Specialization 1: Cybersecurity Fundamentals Credits:33-38
Information Technology Core Credits:24-25
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3) OR
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course (3)3
 
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS156Python Programming: Level I3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
Students taking CIS271DB would be required to take CIS250.
 
Cybersecurity Fundamentals Credits:9-12
CIS111Ethics in Information Technology (3) OR
ITS120Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (3)3
 
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security (3) OR
CIS271DBInformation Security Essentials (3) AND
CIS272DBInformation Security Principles (3) OR
ITS110Information Security Fundamentals (3)3-6
 
ITS240Ethical Hacking and Network Defense3
 
Related Area Credits:0-5
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
 
Specialization 2: Database Development36-38
Information Technology Core Credits:21-22
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (3)3
 
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
 
Database Development Credits:15
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS154Database Modeling and Design (3)3
 
CIS150++Programming Fundamentals3
 
CIS164ABOracle: PL/SQL Programming (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS217AMAdvanced Microsoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design3
 
Related Area Credits :0-2
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 3: Desktop Support Credits:32-38
Information Technology Core Credits:24-25
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
 
Desktop Support Credits:6
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
CIS102DACustomer User Support3
 
Related Area Credits:2-8
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 4: Foundations of Mobile App Development Credits:33-38
Information Technology Core Credits:21-22
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (3)3
 
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
 
Foundations of Mobile App Development Credits:12
CIS120DFIntroduction to Adobe Photoshop3
CIS165Introduction to IOS Application Development3
CIS165DAIntroduction to Android Application Development3
 
CIS165DBC#/VB.NET: Windows 8 App Development (3) OR
CIS165DCXamarin/C# Cross Platform Development (3)3
 
Related Area Credits:0-5
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 5: Microsoft Office Professional Credits:31-38
Information Technology Core Credits:18-19
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
MST150++Microsoft Windows (3) OR
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3)3
 
Microsoft Office Professional Credits:11-13
BPC/OAS111AAComputer Keyboarding (1) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-1
 
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS118DBDesktop Presentation: PowerPoint3
 
CIS124AAProject Management Software: Level I (1) AND
CIS124BAProject Management Software: Level II (1) OR
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3)2-3
 
Related Area Credits:0-8
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 6: Microsoft Server36-38
Information Technology Core:21-22
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
 
MST150++Microsoft Windows3
 
Microsoft Server Credits:15
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
MST155DCInstallation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server4
MST157DCNetworking with Windows Server4
MST158DCIdentity Management with Windows Server 20164
 
Related Area Credits:0-2
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 7: Oracle Database Operations32-38
Information Technology Core Credits:21-22
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (3)3
 
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
 
Oracle Database Operations Credits:9
CIS119DPOracle: Database Administration3
CIS154Database Modeling and Design3
CIS164ABOracle: PL/SQL Programming3
 
 
Related Area Credits :2-8
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 8: Programming and Systems Analysis Level 1 Courses:32-38
Information Technology Core Credits:21-22
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (3)3
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
 
Programming and Systems Analysis Credits:9
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS165++Any Mobile Application Development course (3)3
 
CIS166++Any Web Scripting course3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
 
Related Area Credits:1-8
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 9: Redhat Linux Engineer32-38
Information Technology Core Credits:21-22
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
 
Redhat Linux Engineer Credits:6
CIS238RHRed Hat System Administration II3
CIS240RHRed Hat System Administration III3
 
Related Area Credits:5-11
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 10: Web Foundations Credits:36-38
 
Information Technology Core Credits:21-22
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (3)3
 
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
 
Web Foundation Credits:15
CIS120DFIntroduction to Adobe Photoshop3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress3
CIS166AAIntroduction to Javascript3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
CIS235e-Commerce3
 
Related Area Credits:0-2
Select courses with one of the following prefixes to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology:
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers courses
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems courses
CLD+++++Any CLD Cloud Computing courses
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology courses
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security courses
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology courses
 
Specialization 11: A related Certificate of Completion (CCL) at the discretion of the Program Director (minimum of 11 credits) AND the following core courses with permission of the Program Director.
Information Technology Core Credits:21-22
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
 
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (3)3
 
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS162++Any C Programming: Level I course (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3) OR
CIS250Management of Information Systems (3)3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area.3-6
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Science [SG] or [SQ] area.4
Competencies
  • Apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the business environment. (BPC/OAS111AA, BPC170, BPC270, CIS102DA, CIS105, CIS117DM, CIS119DO, CIS119DP, CIS120DF, CIS121AH, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150++, CIS154, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS164AB, CIS165++, CIS166++, CIS190, CIS217AM, CIS235, CIS238RH, CIS240RH, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, CIS113DE, CIS114DE, CIS118DB, CIS224, CIS225AB, CIS233DA, CIS250, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CNT140AB, ITS110, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC, [MA])
  • Analyze business requirements to identify and define appropriate technology solutions. (BPC/OAS111AA, BPC170, BPC270, CIS102DA, CIS105, CIS113DE, CIS114DE, CIS117DM, CIS118DB, CIS119DO, CIS119DP, CIS120DF, CIS121AH, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150++, CIS154, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS164AB, CIS165++, CIS166++, CIS190, CIS217AM, CIS225AB, CIS233DA CIS235, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, CIS224, CIS238RH, CIS240RH, CIS250, CNT140AB, GBS151, ITS110, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC, [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, visual, and interpersonal communication skills with multiple stakeholders. (BPC/OAS111AA, BPC170, BPC270, CIS102DA, CIS105, CIS113DE, CIS114DE, CIS117DM, CIS118DB, CIS119DO, CIS119DP, CIS120DF, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150++, CIS154, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS164AB, CIS165++, CIS166++, CIS190, CIS217AM, CIS225AB, CIS235, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, CIS224, CIS233DA, CIS250, CNT140AB, GBS151, MST150++, [FYC], (COM) [HU], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Collaborate in a culturally responsive manner in a team environment. (CIS102DA, CIS118DB, CIS154, CIS224, CIS250, GBS151, [FYC], (COM), (CRE), [HU], [SB])
  • Integrate professional, social, and ethical responsibility in decision-making and actions. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS102DA, CIS105, CIS111, CIS133DA, CIS233DA CIS235, CIS250, GBS151, ITS120, ITS240, [HU], [SB])
  • Manage ongoing documentation of information systems according to business standards. (CIS102DA, CIS111, CIS117DM, CIS118DB, CIS119DO, CIS119DP, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150++, CIS154, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS164AB, CIS165++, CIS166++, CIS190, CIS217AM, CIS225AB, CIS238RH, CIS240RH, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, CIS233DA, CIS224, CIS250, CNT140AB, GBS151, ITS120, ITS240)
  • Apply project management skills to ensure successful completion of projects. (CIS102DA, CIS118DB, CIS120DF, CIS136, CIS224, CIS233DA, CIS250, GBS151)

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