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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems & Technology, Associate of Applied Science

The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. 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 the 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 become an integral function.

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

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree

Total Credits 60

1 MATH 113 Precalculus II  is a prerequisite for CSIT 105 Foundations of Computer Science .

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

3 Select a course from the following: CSIT 200 Python Programming  CSIT 238 C Programming  or CSIT 249 Java .

4 Students are advised to select from the following one-semester lab Science courses: BIOL 111 Principles of Biology BIOL 120 Human Biology BIOL 150 Plants, Humans & the Environment CHEM 102 Introduction to Chemistry GEOL 157 Introduction to Geology PHYS 112 Concepts of Physics , or PHYS 130 Astronomy .

5 Select a course from the Computer and Programming Electives List .