The Information Systems & Technology Associate of Science degree prepares students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at four-year colleges and universities. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has also become an integral function. The Information Systems & Technology Associate of Science degree is designed to provide students who intend to transfer to four-year institutions with a strong and broad background in the area of IS and IT. Key courses are provided in the area of web development, networking, and database development. In addition, the program develops strong programming skills in a programming language of the student’s choice.
Graduates are able to:
solve IS and IT problems within the context of business systems
communicate effectively within an organization
work productively in team and individual settings
assess the ethical implications of work performed
demonstrate knowledge of evolving technology
Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities. Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.