Information Technology-lnformation Systems Associate Degree

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The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum. 

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study. 

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams. 

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE COURSE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS

• MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy may be taken in lieu of MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit. 

Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CTI 110 Web, Pgm & DB Foundation 2 2 3
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 2 2 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
11 10 16
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic 2 3 3
CTS 125 Spreadsheet 2 2 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 3
12 15 18
Hours Per Week Hours
THIRD SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concepts 3 0 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 3
CTS 135 Integrated Software Intro 2 4 4
DBA 115 Database Applications 2 2 3
NET 125 Introduction to Networks 1 4 3
13 13 19
Hours Per Week Hours
FOURTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
BUS 270 Professional Development 3 0 3
CTS 289 System Support Project 1 4 3
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 2 2 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3 0 3
*Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
12 6 15
*The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3 0 3
HUM 230 Leadership Development 3 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3
PHI 230 Introduction to Logic 3 0 3
REL 110 World Religions 3 0 3
REL 211 Intro to Old Testament 3 0 3
REL 212 Intro to New Testament 3 0 3
**The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3 0 3
HIS 122 Western Civilization II 3 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3

Total Semester hours credit: 68

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