Associate in Science Degree

Information Technology Program


Students in the A. S. Information Technology program acquire a wide range of technical skills that prepare them for various positions in the information technology field. Since many technology clusters are available in the IT field, the IT program provides a foundation in software development, database administration, networking, and web development.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101   3
COM103   3
GIT110 M
Microcomputer Applications Software

This course focuses on the use of the microcomputer in various business settings. A lab/lecture environment is used to enable students to learn the Windows operating system and four commonly used software packages selected from applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Students are introduced to the software and then progress through various challenging assignments, including integrating applications. Basic concepts in Internet usage, including electronic mail, are an integral part of the course.

Prerequisite: (GIT101, GIT102, or 30wpm) Co-requisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a General Education elective.

If challenged or waived, an Information Technology elective may be substituted.

BUS100   3
BIT113   3
Second Semester Credits
ACC111 (or)
Accounting I with Computer Applications (or)
Financial Accounting

ACC111 Accounting I with Computer Applications

Introduction to the accounting cycle: recording transactions, posting to ledgers, preparing work sheets and financial statements. Includes: special journals, inventory valuation, receivables, payables and interest on notes. A hands-on introduction to computerized accounting solving selected problems using general ledger software including QuickBooks. This is the first course of a two-course series (ACC111 and ACC112) intended for A.S. Business Administration concentrations covering the topics of Financial Accounting.

Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025) and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Offered: Fall, Spring

ACC201 Financial Accounting

Students learn principles of financial accounting with emphasis on service and merchandising businesses. Topics include: the accounting cycle, recording transactions, adjusting accounts and preparing financial statements, inventory valuation, depreciation methods, disposal of assets, receivables, liabilities, investments, and interpreting financial statements of proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. This is a transfer level course in Financial Accounting intended for the Associate in Arts student.

Prerequisite: (BUS100 or HRM140) and GIT110 and (MAT030 or MAT035) and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIT187 M 3
  M Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
BIT115   3
Third Semester Credits
    General Education Elective 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
GIT183 M 3
First-level Programming Course
  • BIT175 Visual Basic Programming
  • CSC105 Computer Programming I: Python
  • CSC110 Computer Programming I: Java
  • CSC120 Computer Programming I: C++
GIT150 M 3
Fourth Semester Credits
BUS120 (or)
Business Law (or)

BUS120 Business Law I

This course is a comprehensive guide to the basic principles and practices of Business Law including an introduction to law and its application in the business world. The course covers business ethics; the judicial process and court systems; the constitutional grounds for business regulation; torts, personal, real, and intellectual property; contracts, sales, agency, employment law, business organizations including partnerships and corporations; and government regulation of business.

Prerequisite: None

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HSC104 Cybercrime

This course provides students with basic information on how commonly encountered high-technology crimes are committed as well as basic investigation strategies including the collection of evidence and computer forensics focusing on the network. Crimes dealing with computers, telephones, check-reading machines, credit card machines, and other technology are discussed. Issues dealing with jurisdiction and legislation to expressly criminalize cybercrime are discussed.

Prerequisite: HSC101 or BIT187

Offered: Spring

    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (or)
Natural or Physical Science
3 or 4 (or)
Information Technology Elective

Any course with a GIT, BIT, or CSC designation or HSC104.

Advanced Information Technology Elective

CSC130 or a 200-level course with a GIT, BIT or CSC course designation.

IT Cooperative Work Experience (or)
Advanced Information Technology Elective

BIT261 Information Technology Cooperative Work Experience

The student works in an information systems office for 150 hours to gain practical training in one of the varied aspects of information technology. All students in Information Technology tracks are encouraged to take a cooperative work experience. Limited to students enrolled in the Information Technology program.

Prerequisite: at least 2 semesters of Business and IT courses and/or comparable practical experience. Permission of IT Coordinator

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

Advanced Information Technology Elective:

CSC130 or a 200-level course with a GIT, BIT or CSC course designation.

Total Credits 60–61

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Career Outlook

Currently, there is a strong demand for well-trained, competent workers in information technology. Students completing the general degree program are prepared for entry-level positions in the IT field. Students who desire to advance in the field are encouraged to select advanced IT courses in a concentration.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Information Technology program, students are able to: