The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Technology provides students with valuable skills and knowledge in computer and network design, installation, and support. The program enables and encourages students to learn essential problem-solving skills, industry best-practices, software applications, and core technical skills used by information systems and technology industry professionals. The program also prepares students to take information technology industry certifications, e.g. CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
Upon successful completion of the A.A.S degree in Information Systems Technology, graduates will be able to do the following:
- Provide basic PC-technician call center hardware and software support
- Provide basic PC-technician desk-side support for hardware and software
- Design, build, and support small to mid-size computer networks
- Plan and implement network security
- Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot computer hardware, software, and operating systems
- Perform entry-level system administrator duties on Microsoft and Linux based operating systems
- Configure, update, and support Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs)
ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s): 18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 450 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing Skills Set of ASSET; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
ENGL 1108 may be substituted for ENGL 1109. ENGL 1108 & 1109 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.
COMM 2202 may be substituted for COMM 2200.
These courses are required for the Network Administration track.
ENGL 1108 may be substituted for ENGL 1109.
ENGL 1108 & 1109 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104.
COMM 2200 may be substituted for COMM 2201.
INFO 2250 & 2251 are offered as 8-week courses and may be taken consecutively in one semester. Consult instructor.