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

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
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
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
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
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Total Credits16.00

Program Requirements1

Technical Core Year 1
ISATI-125MANAGING & MAINTAINING YOUR PC4.00
ISATI-126SECURITY AWARENESS IN YOUR WORLD4.00
ISATI-204CCNA 1:NETWORKING BASICS4.00
ISATI-205CCNA 2:ROUTER BASICS4.00
ISATI-231WINDOWS CLIENT4.00
ISATI-232WINDOWS SERVER4.00
Technical Core Year 2
ISATI-127COMPTIA SECURITY +4.00
ISATI-207CCNA 3: SWITCHING BASICS AND INTERMEDIATE ROUTING4.00
ISATI-208CCNA 4:WAN TECHNOLOGIES4.00
ISATI-226VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES5.00
ISATI-229COMPUTER SECURITY & PENTESTING4.00
ISATI-230NOVELL/LINUX OPERATING SYSTEMS4.00
Total Credits49.00

Summary

General Education16
Program Requirements49
Total65