Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

The Associate of Applied Science degree is a four-semester program composed of 60 college credit hours designed for students who plan to seek employment in the information technology field upon graduation. The program prepares students to enter jobs, be productive with a minimum of on-the-job training, and advance to a position of increased responsibility with additional experience. Possible employment opportunities are computer operator, data processor, technical/software support specialists, and help desk technician.

Note: Students not meeting the ACT or COMPASS requirements in math and English must enroll in the appropriate sequential academic skills math, reading, and/or English course(s) during their first semester in college and each subsequent semester until the requirements are successfully completed. Any degree seeking student enrolled under the Student Success Plan must also take EDGE 1003 College Life Skills the first semester of enrollment.

Course Requirements     ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
Fall Semester     16 
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers  CPSI 1003  
CISS  1503  Introductory Web Design   
CISS  1804  Computer Maintenance I  
ENGL 1013  Composition I  ENGL 1013  
MATH 1053 College Algebra MATH 1103  
Spring Semester       16 
CISS  1814  Computer Maintenance II     
CISS  2013  Advanced Web Design     
CISS  2303  Networking Essentials     
ENGL  2253  Technical Writing    
ENGL 1023 Composition II, ACTS Index # ENGL 1023, substitute requires dean’s approval.     
PSYC 2303 General Psychology (or)
SOCI 2413 Sociology
Fall Semester 15
CISS 1203 Ethics in Technology
CISS 1353 Spreadsheet Application
CISS 1703 Desktop Operating Systems
CISS 2203 Fundamentals of UNIX
SPCH 1313 Principles of Speech SPCH 1003
Spring Semester 13
CISS 1903 Concepts of Operating Systems
CISS 2223 Database Management
CISS 2103 Application Programming
Approved 4-credit hour elective chosen from the following list:
CISS 2404 Internship
ELEC 1104 Basic Electricity
ELEC 1204 Wiring I
Total        60 



The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.