2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Mission Critical Operations - Information Technology (AAS) A40430I

The Mission Critical Operations - Information Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment in a wide range of positions in information technology (IT), operations technology (OT), and maintenance with a concentration on enterprise information systems. Course work includes the development of a student’s ability to maintain technically sophisticated systems for business continuity and near continuous uptime using engineering, information technology, industrial management and maintenance skills. The course work emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills required to sustain high availability national security interests and includes instruction in electromechanical systems, networking, automation, cybersecurity, emergency management and systems integration.

Graduates should qualify for employment as entry-level technicians with businesses, industries, educational systems, and governmental agencies in national critical infrastructure areas including, but not limited to, communications, emergency services, energy, financial services, healthcare, information technology, and transportation. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

CTS 115Info Systems Business Concepts
3
0

3

CTS 120Hardware/Software Support
2
3

3

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

MCO 110Introduction to Mission Critical Operations
2
2

3

MCO 115Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure
2
2

3

MCO 210Critical Site Operations
2
2

3

MNT 222Industrial Sys Schematics
1
2

2

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

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

WEB 287Web E-Portfolio
1
2

2

Major Electives: Select 7 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CTI 141Cloud & Storage Concepts
1
4

3

CTI 240Virtualization Admin I
1
4

3

CSC 151Java Programming
2
3

3

CTS 130Spreadsheet
2
2

3

WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

WBL 121Work-Based Learning II
0
10

1

WBL 122Work-Based Learning II
0
20

2

Total Major Hours: 49

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

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
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: Select One

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

3

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 16-17

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

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

1

CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

CTS 120Hardware/Software Support
2
3

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

MCO 110Introduction to Mission Critical Operations
2
2

3

MCO 115Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure
2
2

3

NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts
2
3

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
14
19

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

MNT 222Industrial Sys Schematics
1
2

2

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

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
12
19

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

CTS 115Info Systems Business Concepts
3
0

3

Major Elective*
0-2
2-20

4

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
7-10
7-25
13-14

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

MCO 210Critical Site Operations
2
2

3

WEB 287Web E-Portfolio
1
2

2

Major Elective*
0-2
2-20

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
9-11
6-24
14

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66