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Information Systems Technology Curriculum

Associate of Applied Science Information Systems Technology Curriculum

Business Technology Major: Information Systems Technology Curriculum

DE – All degree requirements may be completed through Distance Learning delivery methods.

Length: Two-year Program – Four semesters

Purpose: To provide the skills, knowledge, and some of the experience required for employment in one or more of the following occupational areas.

Occupational Objectives: Computer Programmer, Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Information Systems Occupations, Network Administrator, Systems Analyst

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into the Information Systems Technology program requires proficiency in high school English, keyboarding ability, and two units of high school mathematics: Algebra I and II or Geometry. Deficiencies can be made up through the College’s developmental studies program.

Program Requirements: The curriculum includes technical courses in computer programming, systems analysis and design, network administration, business, general education, E-Commerce and electives. Instruction includes both the theoretical concepts and practical applications required for success in business information systems. The student is required to participate in a capstone project during the sophomore year that allows for the investigation, analysis, design, development and implementation of a systems project. Certification preparation within the program includes various Microsoft and vendor-neutral certifications. The student is urged to consult with their business faculty advisor in planning his/her program. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information System Technology.

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Information Systems Technology Curriculum

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credts
First Semester
ENG 111**College Composition I303
MTH 151*Math for the Liberal Arts I303
SDV 108College Survival Skills101
ITP 100Software Design303
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts303
ITP 112Visual Basic .NET I404
Second Semester
ITP 212Visual Basic .NET II 303
ITN 101Intro. to Network Concepts303
ITN 106Microcomputer Operating Systems303
ITN 107Personal Computer Hardware & Software303
MTH 152Math for the Liberal Arts II303
Third Semester
ITP 120Java Programming I OR303
ITP 136C# Programming I OR
ITP 132C++ Programming I
ITP 251Systems Analysis and Design303
ITD 110Web Page Design I303
GIS 200Geographical Information Systems I324
ITD 132Structured Query Language303
Fourth Semester
Elective*****Social Science Elective303
Elective****Humanities/Fine Arts303
ITE 290/298Coordinated Internship/Seminar and Project in IST021
ElectiveApproved Technical Elective303
ITP 298Seminar & Project in Capstone303
PED***Health or Physical Education021
ElectiveApproved Technical Elective303

Total Minimum Credits for Information Systems Technology  65

* Mathematics requirements may vary greatly from one transfer institution to another.
Students wishing to transfer should consult their advisor and/or transfer counselor.
** ENG 101 and ENG 102 can substitute for ENG 111 and ENG 112 for those not wishing to transfer the credit.
*** Students wishing to transfer should take HLT 116 (3 credits) instead of two (1 credit) PED classes.
**** Arts & Humanities: PHI101·102; ART101·102; MUS 121-122; ENG 241·242; ENG 243-244; ENG 251-252, ENG 257, ENG
279; REL100, REL200, REL210, REL230, REL246; SPA 101-102, 201-202; FRE 101·102, 201· 202.
***** Social Science: ECO 201·202; HIS 101·102, HIS 121-122, HIS 266, HIS 269, HIS 277; PLS 211-212; PSY 200, PSY 231·
232, PSY 255, PSY 266; SOC 200, SOC 215, SOC 268; GEO 200, GEO 210

Approved Technical Electives: GIS200, GIS201, ACC211, ITP120, ITP132, ITP136, ITN113, ITN112, ITNlll,
ITP160, ITP165, ITD130, ITD134, ITD136, BUS106, ITN260, ITE215, ITD112, ITD210, ITN154, ITN155,
ITN156, ITN157 or Division Approval

AAS Information Systems Technology Approved Technical Elective Guide

Geographic Information Systems
GIS200 Geographical Information Systems I 4 credits
GIS201 Geographical Information Systems II 4 credits

ACC211 Principles of Accounting I 4 credits
ITP132 C++ Programming I 3 credits
ITP136 C# Programming I 3 credits
ITP120 Java Programming I 3 credits

Microsoft Networking
ITN113 Active Directory 3 credits
ITN112 Network Infrastructure 3 credits
ITN111 Server Administration 3 credits

Game Programming
ITP160 lntro to Game Design & Development 3 credits
ITP165 Gaming & Simulation 3 credits

ITD130 Database Fundamentals 3 credits
ITD134 PL/SQL Programming 3 credits
ITD136 Database Management Software 3 credits

Network Security
BUS106 Security Awareness for Managers 3 credits
ITN260 Network Security Basics 3 credits

ITE215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration 3 credits

Web Design
ITD112 Designing Web Page Graphics 3 credits
ITD210 Web Page Design II 3 credits

CISCO Networking
ITN154 Networking Fundamentals (CISCO I) 3 credits
ITN155 Routing Protocols & Concepts (CISCO II) 3 credits
ITN156 LAN Switching & Wireless (CISCO Ill) 3 credits
ITN157 Accessing the WAN (CISCO IV) 3 credits

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