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.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2017-2018 (Updated Jul 27, 2017)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A25590

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
CTI-120 Network and Security Foundation 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
SEC-110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CTI-110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 2 2 0 3
CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
NOS-130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
Total: 12

Students may choose from the following tracks to meet their individual goals in the Information Technology field:

  Information System Track ‐ This track is designed to prepare the student to work in general Information Technology fields.

SP 1 cont.
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2 3 0 3
Total: 3
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 9
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CTS-115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3 0 0 3
CSC-139 Visual BASIC Programming 2 3 0 3
DBA-120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
NOS-230 Windows Administration I 2 2 0 3
WEB-210 Web Design 2 2 0 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CSC-289 Programming Capstone Project 1 4 0 3
NOS-120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 0 3
SEC-160 Security Administration I 2 2 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
WEB-250 Database Driven Websites 2 2 0 3
Total: 15

Total Credit Hours: 70

  Networking Management Track ‐ This track is designed to prepare the student to work in general Networking fields.

SP 1 cont.
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
Total: 3
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 9
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CTI-140 Virtualization Concepts 1 4 0 3
CTS-115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3 0 0 3
NET-125 Introduction to Networks 1 4 0 3
NET-126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
NOS-230 Windows Administration I 2 2 0 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NET-225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 0 3
NET-226 Routing and Switching II 1 4 0 3
NOS-120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 0 3
SEC-160 Security Administration I 2 2 0 3
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
Total: 13

Total Credit Hours: 68

Certificate in Information Technology - Basic C25590B

SP 1  
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
NOS-130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate in Information Technology - CISCO C25590C

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NET-125 Introduction to Networks 1 4 0 3
NET-126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
Total: 6
SP 1  
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NET-225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 0 3
NET-226 Routing and Switching II 1 4 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 12

Diploma in Information Technology D25590

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
CTI-120 Network and Security Foundation 2 2 0 3
DBA-120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
SEC-110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
Total: 15
SP 1  
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2 3 0 3
CTI-110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 2 2 0 3
CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
NOS-130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
Total: 15
SU 1   
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 36