Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

The Associate of Applied Science degree is a four-semester program composed of 62 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 specialist and help desk technician.

 Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Degree Checklist

Course Requirements     ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
General Education Courses   18 
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers  CPSI 1003  
ENGL  1013  Composition I  ENGL 1013  
ENGL  2253  Technical Writing ENGL 2023  
MATH  1053  College Algebra  MATH 1103  
MATH 1153 Quantitative Literacy MATH 1113
PSYC  2303  General Psychology (or)  PSYC 1103  
SOCI 2413 Sociology SOCI 1013
SPCH  1313  Principles of Speech  SPCH 1003  
Major Discipline Courses     42 
CISS  1203  Ethics in Technology   
CISS  1353  Spreadsheet Applications   
CISS  1503  Introductory Web Design   
CISS  1703  Desktop Operating Systems   
CISS  1804  Computer Maintenance I   
CISS  1814  Computer Maintenance II   
CISS  1903  Concepts of Operating Systems   
CISS  2013  Advanced Web Design   
CISS  2103  Application Programming   
CISS  2203  Fundamentals of UNIX   
CISS  2223  Database Management   
CISS  2303  Networking Essentials   
CISS  2404  Internship   
Total      60 



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