2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Information Technology - Information and Support (AAS) A25590I

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum with emphasis in Information and Support prepares graduates for employment as designers, testers, support technicians, administrators, developers, or programmers with organizations that use computers to design, process, manage, and communicate information, depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student's ability to communicate and solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, 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 manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CTI 110Web, Pgm, & Db Foundation
2
2

3

CTI 120Network & Sec Foundation
2
2

3

CSC 151Java Programming
2
3

3

CTS 115Info Systems Business Concepts
3
0

3

CTS 120Hardware/Software Support
2
3

3

CTS 217Computer Train/Support
2
2

3

CTS 220Adv Hard/Software Support
2
3

3

DBA 110Database Concepts
2
3

3

NET 125Introduction to Networks
1
4

3

NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts
2
3

3

NOS 120Linux/UNIX Single User
2
2

3

NOS 130Windows Single User
2
2

3

NOS 230Windows Admin I
2
2

3

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

WEB 287Web E-Portfolio
1
2

2

Major Elective: Select 6 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CTS 130Spreadsheet
2
2

3

CTS 230Advanced Spreadsheet
2
2

3

DBA 115Database Applications
2
2

3

MIT 110Intro to Distance Learning
2
2

3

NOS 220Linux/UNIX Admin I
2
2

3

WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

WEB 140Web Development Tools
2
2

3

WEB 210Web Design
2
2

3

WEB 214Social Media
2
2

3

Total Major Hours: 50

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I
2
2

3

(MAT 121 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 16

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 66

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

CTI 110Web, Pgm, & Db Foundation
2
2

3

CTI 120Network & Sec Foundation
2
2

3

CTS 120Hardware/Software Support
2
3

3

NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts
2
3

3

Total Credit Hours:
8
12
13

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
DBA 110Database Concepts
2
3

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

NET 125Introduction to Networks
1
4

3

NOS 120Linux/UNIX Single User
2
2

3

NOS 130Windows Single User
2
2

3

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
13
18

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
2
2
3

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CTS 115Info Systems Business Concepts
3
0

3

CTS 217Computer Train/Support
2
2

3

CTS 220Adv Hard/Software Support
2
3

3

NOS 230Windows Admin I
2
2

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
15
7
18

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CSC 151Java Programming
2
3

3

WEB 287Web E-Portfolio
1
2

2

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Major Electives*
0-2
2-20

6

Total Credit Hours:
6-8
7-25
14

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 66