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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Systems Specialist

DeMaria, Matthew

Program Coordinator for Information Systems & Cyber Security
304-367-4184
202B Engineering Tech Building
Program Purpose: 

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).

Student Learning Outcomes: 

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)
Opportunities: 
Graduates, with an Associate of Appliance Science degree in Information Systems Technology, are qualified for positions as systems administrators, call center support technicians, hardware and software support technicians, and networking.
technicians and administrators.
 
Many students continue their education towards a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or other related field in computing technologies.
Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
15 CHs

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1109

Technical Report Writing
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

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.

Program Specific Required Coursework: 
45 CHs

GRAP 2280

Internet Publishing
3
CH(s)

INFO 2200

Fundamentals of Information Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2205

Information Technology: Hardware and Operating Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2206

Advanced Hardware & Operating Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2207

Windows Server Installation and Maintenance
3
CH(s)

INFO 2208

Virtualization Environments
3
CH(s)

INFO 2230

Fundamentals of Linux
3
CH(s)

INFO 2240

Programming, Data & File Structures
3
CH(s)

INFO 2250

Networking Fundamentals
3
CH(s)

INFO 2251

Router Theory and Router Technologies
3
CH(s)

INFO 2252

Advanced Routing and Switching
3
CH(s)

INFO 2253

Project-Based Learning
3
CH(s)

INFO 2256

Information Security
3
CH(s)

INFO 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2209

Principles of Management
3
CH(s)
Program Specific Elective Coursework: 
12 CHs

These courses are required for the Network Administration track.

Model Schedule
Fall Semester

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

INFO 2250

Networking Fundamentals
3
CH(s)

INFO 2205

Information Technology: Hardware and Operating Systems
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
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; 71 or higher on English portion  of COMPASS; 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.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, COMPASS Math score of 36, 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.

 

Spring Semester

COMM 2201

Introduction to Group Discussion
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1109

Technical Report Writing
3
CH(s)

INFO 2200

Fundamentals of Information Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2206

Advanced Hardware & Operating Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2251

Router Theory and Router Technologies
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

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.

Fall Semester

GRAP 2280

Internet Publishing
3
CH(s)

INFO 2207

Windows Server Installation and Maintenance
3
CH(s)

INFO 2230

Fundamentals of Linux
3
CH(s)

INFO 2252

Advanced Routing and Switching
3
CH(s)

INFO 2256

Information Security
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
Spring Semester

INFO 2208

Virtualization Environments
3
CH(s)

INFO 2240

Programming, Data & File Structures
3
CH(s)

INFO 2253

Project-Based Learning
3
CH(s)

INFO 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2209

Principles of Management
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
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