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.
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
- Identify, organize, plan, and allocate resources effectively in the computer work environment.
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
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.