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Information Systems Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Specializations:
Computer Programmer
Internet Applications Development (Web Design)
Microcomputer Applications (Administrative/Office Applications)
Microcomputer Technical Support (Networking)

PURPOSE: The Information Systems Technology major is designed for persons who are seeking employment in business information technology, for those who desire to update their computer skills and knowledge for their current job, and for those non-information technology majors who wish to enhance their computer skills and knowledge relating to their fields of study.

TRANSFER INFORMATION: Four-year college and university transfer opportunities for AAS degrees, if existing, are usually very specific in nature. The Information Systems Technology AAS degree program has formal transfer articulation agreements with the Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Studies major in Information Technology Management at the University of Richmond, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, and the Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational and Technical Studies through Old Dominion University Teletechnet. Transfer articulation agreements are subject to change or expiration. In addition, students may substitute some courses in the AAS degree curriculum with courses that typically transfer to senior institutions. Students interested in transferring in general or transferring under a formal articulation agreement should consult their faculty advisor upon program entry for further guidance.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Computer Programmer specialization provides knowledge and skills in computer programming and application software development that includes occupations, such as computer programmer, applications programmer, programmer/analyst, internet programmer, and related computer programming occupations. The Microcomputer Technical Support (Networking) specialization provides technical knowledge and skills in computer hardware and operating systems and network operating systems, such as Microsoft and Linux. Occupations include hardware and software support technician, network specialist, help desk specialist, and related networking occupations. The Internet Applications Development (Web Design) specialization provides knowledge and skills for web page design for occupations, such as web page designer, webmaster, and related web-design occupations. The Microcomputer Applications (Administrative/Office Applications) specialization provides knowledge and skills in support of office, business, or administrative procedures that include occupations, such as administrative and office support specialist, information center specialist, and related office applications occupations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Students must attain the grade of “C” or higher in IT courses taken for this degree. Students must get approval from the program head or advisor in choosing program electives or substitutions. It is strongly recommended that students complete SDV 100, College Success Skills, by the end of the first semester of study at the college.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS IN THE MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS (ADMINISTRATIVE/OFFICE APPLICATIONS) SPECIALIZATION: Students should consult their academic advisor prior to beginning the degree. Students interested in a career related to administrative support may want to first complete the Administrative Support Technology Certificate and then enroll in the Information Systems Technology (IST) degree program. With the help of an academic advisor, most of the courses in the certificate will apply to the IST degree program.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS IN THE COMPUTER PROGRAMMER SPECIALIZATION: Students should consult their academic advisor prior to beginning the degree. Students should take ITP 136 (C# Programming I) in the first semester in order to complete the programming sequence of courses (ITP 136, ITP 236, ITP 244, ITP 298) in the four semesters. Students could take ACC 195 Essentials of Accounting or ITN 100 in the second semester in order to take ITP 136 in the first semester.

All new students should take the English and mathematics placement tests immediately after applying to the college.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by successfully passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ACC 1951

Topics in Accounting: Essentials of Accounting

3

0

3

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

MTH 1202

Introduction to Mathematics

3

0

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

ITE 221

PC Hardware and OS Architecture

4

0

4

TOTAL

17

0

17


CURRICULUM: Computer Programmer Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

BUS 1252

Applied Business Mathematics

3

0

3

ITD 130

Database Fundamentals

4

0

4

ITP 1363

C# Programming I

4

0

4

IT ___6

Approved Information Systems Elective

3-4

0

3-4

TOTAL

17-18

0

17-18

AST 205

Business Communications

3

0

3

ITN 101

Introduction to Network Concepts

4

0

4

ITP 236

C# Programming II

4

0

4

ITP 244

ASP.Net-Server Side Programming

4

0

4

ITP 251

Systems Analysis and Design

3

0

3

TOTAL

18

0

18

___ ___4

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

___ ___4

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

3

0

3

ECO 1205

Survey of Economics

3

0

3

BUS 220

Introduction to Business Statistics

3

0

3

IT_ 2987

Seminar and Project: Capstone Course

4

0

4

TOTAL

13-14

0-2

14

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Information Systems Technology, Computer Programmer Specialization 66


CURRICULUM: Internet Applications Development (Web Design) Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

BUS 1252

Applied Business Mathematics

3

0

3

ITD 110

Web Page Design I

3

0

3

ITD 130

Database Fundamentals

4

0

4

ECO 1205

Survey of Economics

3

0

3

TOTAL

16

0

16

AST 205

Business Communications

3

0

3

BUS 220

Applied Business Statistics

3

0

3

ITN 101

Introduction to Network Concepts

4

0

4

ITD 212

Interactive Web Design

4

0

4

ITD 210

Web Page Design II

4

0

4

TOTAL

18

0

18

___ ___5

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

ITP 251

Systems Analysis and Design

3

0

3

IT___  6

Approved Information Technology Elective

3-4

0

3-4

IT_ 2987

Seminar and Project: Capstone Course

4

0

4

___ ___4

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

13-14

0-2

14-15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Information Systems Technology, Internet Applications Development (Web Design) Specialization 65


CURRICULUM: Microcomputer Applications (Administrative/Office Applications) Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

BUS 1252

Applied Business Mathematics

3

0

3

AST 141

Word Processing I

3

0

3

ITN 101

Introduction to Network Concepts

4

0

4

ITE 140

Spreadsheet Software

3

0

3

___ ___4

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

16-17

0-2

17

ECO 1205

Survey of Economics

3

0

3

ITE 130

Introduction to Internet Services

3

0

3

ITE 150

Desktop Database Software

3

0

3

ITD 110

Web Page Design I

3

0

3

ITP 251

Systems Analysis and Design

3

0

3

TOTAL

15

0

15

___ ___4

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

AST 205

Business Communications

3

0

3

BUS 220

Introduction to Business Statistics

3

0

3

IT___ 6
or 
AST__

Approved Information Technology or Administrative Support Technology Elective

3-4

0

3-4

___2987

Seminar and Project: Capstone Course (IT or AST)

4

0

4

TOTAL

16-17

0

16-17

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Information Systems Technology, Microcomputer Applications (Administrative/Office Applications) Specialization 65


CURRICULUM: Microcomputer Technical Support (Networking) Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

BUS 1252

Applied Business Mathematics

3

0

3

ITN 171

UNIX I

3

0

3

ITN 101

Introduction to Network Concepts

4

0

4

ECO 1205

Survey of Economics

3

0

3

TOTAL

16

0

16

BUS 220

Introduction to Business Statistics

3

0

3

ITP 251

Systems Analysis and Design

3

0

3

ITN 1108

Client Operating System (Windows 8)

4

0

4

ITN 1118

Server Administration (Server 2012)

4

0

4

___ ___4

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

14-15

0-2

15

___ ___4

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

AST 205

Business Communications

3

0

3

ITN 260

Network Security Basics

4

0

4

IT_  6

Approved Information Technology Elective

3-4

0

3-4

IT__2987

Seminar and Project: Capstone Course

4

0

4

TOTAL

17-18

0

17-18

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Information Systems Technology, Microcomputer Technical Support (Networking) Specialization 65

06.01.14

1 ACC 211 may be substituted for ACC 195, Essentials of Accounting.

2 Students considering transfer to a four-year college should take a transfer mathematics sequence (consult advisor).

3 Students in the Computer Programmer specialization should take ITP 136 (C# Programming I) in the first semester in order to complete the sequence of ITP 136, ITP 236, ITP 244, ITP 298 in the four semesters. See program note above for programming specialization.

4 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

5 ECO 201 may be substituted for ECO 120.

6 One IT elective can come from any of the program areas (ITP, ITN, ITD, and ITE). Programming majors could take ITP 120 (Java) or ITP 112 (Visual Basic.Net) as their IT elective. Networking majors should take ITN 254 (Virtual Infrastructure) as their IT elective.

7 This course could be substituted with an upper-level IT elective with approval from the academic advisor or IT program head.

8 Students in the Networking specialization should take ITN 110 in the first 8-week session and ITN 111 in the second 8-week session.