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    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-23 Academic Catalog 
2022-23 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Technology, AAS

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This is a G3 eligible program.  Click here to learn more.

Possible occupations for graduates include computer operator, help desk support, computer programmer, programmer analyst, PC support technician, and network support technician.

The AAS degree program with a major in Information Systems Technology is designed for people who wish to be an Information Systems generalist with knowledge in various areas, such as computer applications, programming, database, web applications, cybersecurity and networking/cloud support.

Students in the IST degree program are encouraged to also enroll in one or more of the technology-related Career Studies Certificates (CSC). CSC programs are available in specific areas of concentration such as applied computer science, cloud computing, cybersecurity, cybersecurity and networking foundations, networking and software development. The courses in the CSC programs can be applied as approved IT electives which are a part of the IST degree.

Program Requirements: Students must possess sound analytical and problem-solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and must have good interpersonal skills. These skills are an integral part of the information system technology (IST) curriculum. The curriculum includes technical courses in information technology, business-related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction is centered on theoretical concepts and practical, hands-on applications key to success in the information technology field. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisor in planning their programs and selecting electives. Upon satisfactory completion of the program the graduate will be awarded the associate of applied science degree with a major in information systems technology.


Program Curriculum

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Third Semester

Semester Total: 18 Credits

Fourth Semester

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Program Total: 66 Credits

1 Students are encouraged to satisfy the Approved IT Electives by completing one or more Career Studies Certificates (CSC).  The following CSCs are available: Applied Computer Science, CSC Cloud Computing, CSC Computer Science Generalist, CSC  Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations, CSC Cybersecurity Specialist, CSC  Networking Specialist, CSC Software Development, CSC ; and Technology Essentials, CSC .  See the list for specific courses with the CSCs in consultation with your advisor.  Students must also formally complete an “Application for Graduation” for both the degree and applicable Career Studies Certificates upon graduation.https://www.abet.org2 ELECTIVES General Studies All Programs (excluding Liberal Arts Degrees)  

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