Oct 27, 2020  
2020-21 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-21 Academic Catalog

Information Systems Technology AAS (299)


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Possible occupations for graduates include computer operator, help desk support, computer programmer, programmer analyst, PC support technician, and network support technician.

The AAS degree program with a major in Information Systems Technology is designed for people who wish to be an Information Systems generalist with knowledge in various areas, such as computer applications, programming, database, web applications, cybersecurity and networking/cloud support.

Students in the IST degree program are encouraged to also enroll in one or more of the technology-related Career Studies Certificates (CSC). CSC programs are available in specific areas of concentration such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, database administration, networking, software development, and web development. The courses in the CSC programs can be applied as approved IT electives which are a part of the IST degree.

Program Requirements: Students must possess sound analytical and problem-solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and must have good interpersonal skills. These skills are an integral part of the information system technology (IST) curriculum. The curriculum includes technical courses in information technology, business-related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction is centered on theoretical concepts and practical, hands-on applications key to success in the information technology field. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisor in planning their programs and selecting electives. Upon satisfactory completion of the program the graduate will be awarded the associate of applied science degree with a major in information systems technology.

Special Note (Bridge Courses): This program is designed for those students who have completed an introductory computer applications course at the high school level. A student who has not completed the recommended high school course may enroll in the IST program by taking ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 

 

Program Curriculum


Semester Total: 16 Credits


Semester Total: 16 Credits


Third Semester


Semester Total: 18 Credits


Fourth Semester


Semester Total: 16 Credits


Program Total: 66 Credits


1 Students are encouraged to satisfy the Approved IT Electives by completing one or more Career Studies Certificates (CSC).  The following CSCs are available: Applied Computer Science Career Studies Certificate (221-246-00) Cloud Computing Career Studies Certificate (221-299-50) Computer Science Career Studies Certificate (221-246-01) Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations Career Studies Certificate (221-732-08) Cybersecurity Specialist Career Studies Certificate (221-732-09) Networking Specialist Career Studies Certificate (221-732-04) Software Development Career Studies Certificate (221-299-01) , and Technology Essentials Career Studies Certificate (221-732-00) .  See the list for specific courses with the CSCs in consultation with your advisor.  Students must also formally complete an “Application for Graduation” for both the degree and applicable Career Studies Certificates upon graduation.
2 Students may select from list of Program Electives  in catalog.

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