The Information Technology A.A.S. degree enables students to study systematic approaches to problem solving within the environment of computer hardware and software systems. In the course of this study, students develop the practice of clear thinking and logical reasoning while learning to analyze, design and program utilizing information processing tools, application packages and software languages. The available courses cover a wide array of the computing discipline, including programming languages, systems analysis and design, operating systems, networking, Web technology, technical support, computer graphics and applications software. In addition to the A.A.S. degree, there are seven certificates which may be earned and applied toward the degree.
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- You must take PAS-1030 during the same semester you take DVM-0031.
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Speech
General Education - Mathematics
General Education - Science
- Complete one science course (3-4 credits) from BIO-1010,1020,1080,1100,1110,1130,1140,2050,2060; CHM-1010; GEO-1010; NTR-1010,1100; PHY-1010,1030,1570; PSC-1010,1050,1150,1200,1210.
General Education - Social Sciences (A.A.S.)
- Complete 1 Social Science course from the following list: ANT-1010, 1030; ECN-1010, 1030, 2040; GEO-1000, 1010; HST-1310, 1320, 1370, 1410, 1430, 1510, 1530, 2160, 2230, 2470; POS-1000, 1010, 1020; PSY-1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2070, 2080, 2160, 2190; SOC-1010, 2010; WMS-1010.
- Take one additional course for 2 or more credits in order to reach the 60-credit minimum requirement for this degree.
Computer Information Systems (A.A.S.)
18 Credits At the 2000 Level