Computer Information Technology (9720)

The Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Computer Information Technology prepares or upgrades the graduate for career objectives requiring more than one computer-related specialization. Specializations can be combined from within, but not limited to, areas such as computer network support, computer user support, data information analysis, software design and development, web content design, and media studies. Available courses include those that prepare for industry certification from Oracle, Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco. In addition to employment opportunities, students have the option to continue their education beyond the two-year associate degree program by enrolling in four-year programs at local universities.

The student will be required to complete a sequence of IT core courses which will fulfill the necessary prerequisites before taking additional technical courses. Students will then select a flexible choice of additional technical courses in the format of specializations with an Information Technology & Computer Science/ATS faculty advisor.

Admission requirements include the creation of an individualized degree plan in conjunction with and approved by at least two Information Technology & Computer Science faculty members. Courses taken prior to approval of the degree plan may or may not be approved for inclusion in this degree program.

Required Technical Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
Core IT courses
ITIS 1007Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science 3
ITIS 1115Internet Technologies and Concepts 2
or ITON 1205 Network+ and Networking Essentials
or CNET 1100 Cisco Networking Technology I
ITCS 1010Programming Logic 3
ITIS 2015Information Technology Project Management 3
ITON 1070Operating Systems: Skills and Techniques 1
Select any ITDB course2-3
Total Credit Hours14-15

Additional approved technical courses selected from within at least two of the following areas

Course Title Credit Hours
Programming and Computer Science (ITCS)
Database (ITDB)
Operating Systems and Networking (ITON)
Information Systems (ITIS)
Cisco Network Infrastructure (CNET)
CompTIA A++ (CPET)
Media Technology (MDIA)
Course Title Credit Hours
Core IT Courses 14-15
Additional Technical Credits 15-16
Total Credit Hours30
Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.

Required Non-Technical Courses

General Studies Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1110English Composition I (A) 13
or ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B)
MATH 1600Survey of College Mathematics (or higher) 23
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list3
Select course(s) from the Natural Sciences Electives list3
Select course(s) from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives list3
Total Credit Hours15

Basic/Related Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
BUSM 1300Introduction to Business3
BUSM 2400Business Communication3
FYEX 1000First Year Experience1
Additional approved courses selected from the following:8
Accounting (ACCT)
Business Management and Marketing (BUSM)
Total Credit Hours15
Course Title Credit Hours
Total Required Technical Course Credits30
Total Required Non-Technical Course Credits30
Total Credit Hours60
1

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

2

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should take a sequence of math as advised by their counselor.

Electives

Course Title Credit Hours
Natural Science
CHEM 1050Chemistry in the Everyday World3
PSCI 1300Earth Science3
PSCI 1400Introduction to Meteorology3
Any other Natural Sciences laboratory course included in the Transfer Module
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Science
ANTH 1160Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
GEOG 2500World Cultural Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3