Information Technology

Division of STEM

Associate Dean: Bradley Cole

Department Chair: Joe DeLeone

The career program in Information Technology is designed to offer students several paths of study leading to an A.A.S. degree in their chosen field. The program is designed to be flexible and diverse so as to offer students the opportunity to choose a career path that best suits their interests and provides them with marketable skills for entering the global job market, or for continuing their education. This program offers specialization in network technology and system administration. Avenues for various career paths could include positions at national supercomputing and science laboratories, continuing on in the undergraduate and eventually graduate programs at other institutions, or positions in the corporate world (banks, financial institutions, etc.). The program also provides educational enhancement opportunities to local employers who want to advance the education of their employees.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively written and oral communication skills;
  • Work effectively in a team environment both as a member and as a leader;
  • Utilize analytical problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills;
  • Apply knowledge needed to successfully work with the various computer, networking, system, and application technologies as covered in the various program options.

Program Requirements

Item #
Title
Credits
MATH 1230 or higher  +
3
Social Sciences Elective  +
3
Social Sciences or Humanities elective  +
3
Laboratory Science Elective  +
4
Information Technology Concentration Requirements  +
38
Information Technology Elective  +
3
Wellness (Activity or Awareness)  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
64
Total credits:
64

Course Sequencing

Information Technology: Computer and Network Technology

Intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.

First Semester 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
17

Second Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
17

Third Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Laboratory Science Elective  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Sciences or Humanities elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Laboratory Science Elective: Select PHYS 1010 or higher.

Social Science Elective: PSYC 1101 recommended;

Information Technology Elective: Select from CRST, CSCS, CSIT 1320, 2044 or higher, CSNS, CSNT, and CSWT courses with advisor’s approval. CSCS 1730 recommended.

*Based on placement, students might be required to take developmental and/or prerequisite classes before taking the required English and Math courses.

**Adviser assistance in selection of courses is highly recommended

Information Technology: System Administration

Intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.

First Semester 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
17

Second Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Sciences or Humanities elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Third Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Laboratory Science Elective  +
4
Information Technology Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Sciences Elective  +
3
Wellness (Activity or Awareness)  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
15

Information Technology Elective: Select from CSIT 2240 or higher, ELEC 1010 or ELEC 1510, CRST, CSCS, CSNS, CSNT, and CSWT with advisor’s approval.

Laboratory Science Elective: Select PHYS 1010 or higher

Overview

Degree

Associate in Applied Science

Type

Career