Information Technology AAS
Information Technology prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in the design, implementation and support of Internetworking solutions for small, medium and large enterprises. Positions involving technical support for small computer system hardware and software implementations embedded in local and wide area networks are supported through the use of the CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco network academic offerings. Major elements of this course of study include microcomputer theory, data communications, operating systems, security fundamentals including virus eradication, systems hardware and software analysis, virtualization, troubleshooting techniques, use of computer analysis hardware, and application of all of these elements in the work setting. This program has physical requirements that may affect the student’s ability to perform in this field.
Enrollment priority is on a first-come first-serve basis as determined by the student's faculty advising date.
Upon completion of the Information Technology AAS degree, the student will have basic skills to:
- Understand and implement appropriate industrial standard safety measures for given situations.
- Use industry standard tools and diagnostic test equipment.
- Setup, upgrade, configure and troubleshoot microcomputers and microcomputer peripherals.
- Install and maintain microcomputer-based applications.
- Setup, upgrade, configure, and troubleshoot microcomputer based operating systems including Novell SUSE Linux and Microsoft Windows.
- Design, implement, and troubleshoot LAN solutions for a given specification using Windows Server 2008 and Linux. Solutions include the use of the appropriate network operating systems and provisions for Internet connectivity as well as proxy services, print services, file services, web services, DNS/DHCP, mail services, authentication and security, and management services.
- Design, install, and test structured cabling systems.
- Use Cisco Internetwork Operating System to configure switches, routers and multilayer switches to provide LAN and WAN connectivity in LAN, WAN and WLAN networks. In addition, standardized routing protocols will be applied to specific intranet solutions.
- Implement Wireless solutions utilizing lightweight access points.
- Obtaining A+, Network+, Security+, MCITP and CCNA certifications is strongly encouraged.
- Students must earn a grade of C or better in all required ISATI courses to qualify for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Analysis.
General Education Core
|Select one of the following:||6.00|
and RESEARCH WRITING
|COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH|
|Select one of the following:||3.00|
|PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH|
|SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION|
|Mathematical Ways of Knowing|
|Select one of the following:||4.00|
|MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY|
|PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)|
|Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing|
|Select one course from the following:||3.00|
|INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES|
|PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS|
|PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS|
|INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY|
|HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION|
|HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION|
|UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865|
|UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865|
|DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS|
|HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS|
|AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT|
|INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY|
|CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS|
|Technical Core Year 1|
|ISATI-125||MANAGING & MAINTAINING YOUR PC||4.00|
|ISATI-126||SECURITY AWARENESS IN YOUR WORLD||4.00|
|ISATI-204||CCNA 1:NETWORKING BASICS||4.00|
|ISATI-205||CCNA 2:ROUTER BASICS||4.00|
|Technical Core Year 2|
|ISATI-127||COMPTIA SECURITY +||4.00|
|ISATI-207||CCNA 3: SWITCHING BASICS AND INTERMEDIATE ROUTING||4.00|
|ISATI-208||CCNA 4:WAN TECHNOLOGIES||4.00|
|ISATI-229||COMPUTER SECURITY & PENTESTING||4.00|
|ISATI-230||NOVELL/LINUX OPERATING SYSTEMS||4.00|