Associate in Applied Science in Computer and Information Technologies

This degree provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workplace technically competent in the fields of computers and technology. It combines theoretical learning and industry certification preparation with the benefits of hands-on training and exercises to provide a breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the function of a variety of computer software applications.
  • Provide accurate technical explanations of the role of the major components of a PC.
  • Perform routine network administrative tasks, including Network Operating System (NOS) installations and upgrades, user administration, and resource sharing.
  • Troubleshoot and repair various network and
    PC problems.
  • Identify, organize, plan, and allocate resources effectively in the computer work environment.

Class Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (24 HRS. MIN.)

Communications (6 hrs.)

ENGL 111         Composition and Rhetoric (3)

ENGL 216         Technical Writing (3)

Mathematics (4 hrs.)

MATH 121       College Algebra (4)

Laboratory Science (4 hrs.)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs.)

ISCS 275           Cyber Ethics (3)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hrs.)

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
9 credit hours.

Health and Wellness (1 hr.)

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (21 HRS.)

ISCS 112           Computer Hardware Fundamentals (3)

ISCS 113           Introduction to Computer Science (3)

ISCS 114           Computer Software  (3)

ISCS 115           Introduction to Web Computing (3)

ISCS 117           Introduction to Unix/Linux (3)

ISCS 122           Computer Networks (3)

Any ENGR, FILM, ISCS or MART class (3)

 

WEB PROGRAMMING CONCENTRATION: (17 HRS. min.)

ISCS 120           Introduction to Programming I (4)

ISCS 125           Introduction to Programming II (4)

ISCS 219           Web Programming I (3)

ISCS 229           Web Programming II (3)

ISCS 298           Internship (3)

 

COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY

CONCENTRATION: (18 HRS. min.)

ISCS 171           Computer and Security Fundamentals (3)

ISCS 175           Disaster Recovery (3)

ISCS 215           Intermediate Programming (3)

ISCS 271           Firewalls (3)

ISCS 273           Computer and Network Defense and

Countermeasures (3)

ISCS 298           Internship (3)

Six credit hours of the A.A.A. and A.A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  • Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)

 

TOTAL 62 CREDITS MIN.