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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems & Technology, Associate of Science

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



Curriculum – A.S. Degree

First Semester

Second Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Credits 60

1 Mathematics by official placement.  Students who place directly into MATH 151 Calculus I  should take MATH 152 Calculus II  and a second Lab Science in place of  MATH 112 Precalculus I  and MATH 113 Precalculus II .  Students who replace MATH 112 Precalculus I  and MATH 113 Precalculus II  with at least 8 credits of Mathematics and Science do not need to take a Free Elective. 

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

3 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list. Some four-year institutions require a two-semester sequence of a Lab Science (e.g. CHEM 103 General Chemistry I  and CHEM 104 General Chemistry II  or PHYS 101 General Physics I  and PHYS 102 General Physics II ).

4 Select from the following courses: CSIT 200 Python Programming CSIT 238 C Programming CSIT 249 Java , or GDEV 242 Object Oriented Programming .  Check with your intended transfer institution for transferability.

5 Any college-level course except COMP 102 Computer Literacy  or CSIT 103 Computer Concepts and Programming .