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Information Technology (A.A.S.)–This program leads to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and is designed for those who intend to seek immediate employment in Information Technology.  The program includes foundation in general education courses (for example, social sciences, humanities, and electives) plus the business and mathematics courses necessary to augment the extensive computer courses. By judicious use of electives along with active advisement from departmental faculty, students can tailor the degree program to meet their individual needs and industry requirements for a particular area of Information Technology. Topics included for study are object-oriented programming, web programming, relational database management and development, Visual Basic .NET programming, and Windows Server and Linux Administration. Some students transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in Information Technology or related areas.

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Information Technology
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5101

Total Credits: 64-67

First Semester Credits
BUS/ACC Elective (1) 3
CSC 104 Programming Logic and Problem Solving 3
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (2)
3
ITE 101 Introduction to Information Technology 3
Mathematics Elective
(MAT 102 Introductory Algebra or higher)
3-4
Total Semester Credits 15-16
   
Second Semester Credits
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications or
ENG 102 Composition  II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
3
Humanities Elective (3) 3
ITE 153 Operating System Management 4
ITE 154 Web Programming I 3
Mathematics Elective
(MAT 102 Introductory Algebra or higher)
3-4
Total Semester Credits 16-17
   
Third Semester Credits
HED Health Elective 2-3
ITE 213 Data Communications and the Internet 3
ITE 223 Network Management I 4
ITE 204 Java Programming 4
Social Science Elective (4) 3
Total Semester Credits 16-17
   
Fourth Semester Credits
ITE Elective (5) 6
ITE 252 Database Management 4
Laboratory Science 4
Social Science Elective (4) 3
Total Semester Credits 17

1. Business Electives:
- ABT 245 Administrative Management,
- ACC 101 Accounting I
- BUS 100 Creative Problem Solving in Business,
- BUS 110 Introduction to Business,
- BUS 111 Entrepreneurship,
- BUS 112 Principles of Management,
- LAW 103 Business Law I.

2. Depending on placement.

3. Choice of:
- African American Studies (as listed in catalog),
- Art,
- Communications,
- English,
- Foreign Languages,
- Library,
- MDC 102 The Making of the Modern Mind II,
- Music,
- Philosophy,
- Reading,
- Theatre/Dance.

4. Choices of:
- African American History
  (including AFR 185 African American Culture),
- Economics,
- Finance,
- Geography,
- History,
- Interdisciplinary Global Studies,
- Political Science,
- Psychology,
- Sociology.

5. Choose from:
- CMP 490 Cooperative Education Internship,
- ITE 253 Network Management II,
- ITE 254 Web Programming II,
- ITE 264 Applications Development.