Mar 03, 2021  
Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Catalog 2020-2021

Information Services Technology, AAS


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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: Bernice Brezina, Chair, Business, Technology, and Public Service Division;
Ronda Jacobs, Program Coordinator

The Information Services Technology degree is a program designed to provide students with the technical and communication skills required for entry-level employment in the vast field of information technology (IT).  Students in this degree may take elective courses to deepen their knowledge and further develop their skills in areas of interest.  Information services technology students take classes to prepare for the following in-demand entry level information technology industry certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.  Professionals with a strong IT background may contact the division chair about obtaining prerequisite waivers to take certain classes in this program.  Students may be eligible to receive Credit for Prior Learning through Certification Evaluation for up to 15 credits with any of the following current certifications:  CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. Students should meet with an advisor to discuss Certification Evaluation, transfer evaluation, or options for transfer to 4-year colleges with this program. This program is fully available online. Additionally, many courses in this program are also available in lecture or web-hybrid format. Students interested in transferring to a four-year college should meet with an advisor to discuss transfer opportunities with this degree.  The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Fast Track Program:

This program is available in an accelerated format.  Learn more about the Fast Track option.

Career Opportunities:

network and computer systems administrator,  information technology (IT) specialist, computer user and network support specialist

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will...

1.  Demonstrate core information technology (IT) knowledge and skills in the following areas:
     a. client computing & user support
     b. database & information management
     c. networking
     d. servers, storage & virtualization
     e. security and information assurance
2. Read and interpret technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and write clearly for a wide range of audiences.
3. Demonstrate an ability to exhibit professional and ethical behavior.
4. Function effectively as a member of a diverse team to accomplish common goals.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)

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