Information Technology

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/IT

Information Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in information technology (IT) prepares you to obtain entry-level positions in the IT industry. Upon completing this degree, you will qualify for the CompTIA A+ certification exams and gain experience in networking, computer security and database management. You will enhance your communication skills and obtain exposure to the business environment. You can additionally choose to specialize in a specific IT category by using the nine elective credits to focus on a particular area. Please speak to a faculty member or your academic advisor about this option.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

Credit Transfer Limitations

To ensure success in the program, courses transferred into the computer information systems or the information technology degree/certificate options or previously taken at CCD should have the following time limits:

Application courses – 5 years
Programming courses – 5 years
Networking courses – 5 years
Certification courses – 3 years
General education courses – 10 years
Business courses – 10 years

If you are transferring to CCD with current industry experience, the time limit for applicable courses may be waived upon approval of the program chair.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1 4
ENG 131 Technical Writing I 3
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
CIS 240 Database Design and Development 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
CIS 124 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 267 Management of Information Systems 3
CNG 116 Microcomputer Hardware 3
CNG 120 A+ Certification Preparation 4
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
CSC 119 Introduction to Programming 3
CNG 131 Principles of Information Assurance 3
CNG 132 Network Security Fundamentals 3
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 4
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/IT

Community College of Denver currently offers three certificates in information technology.

  

Healthcare

This program prepares you as help desk support in an entry-level healthcare environment. Upon completing this certificate, you will be prepared for the CompTIA A+ certification examinations and the CompTIA Network+ certification examinations and the HIT certification. 

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
HPR 178 Medical Terminology 2
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration 4
 Subtotal9
Second Semester
CNG 116 Microcomputer Hardware 3
CNG 120 A+ Certification Preparation 4
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
CNG 289 Capstone 3
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits25

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computer service & support

This certificate prepares you to obtain entry-level positions in the IT industry. Upon completing this degree, you will qualify for the CompTIA A+ certification exams and gain experience in networking, computer security and database management. Additionally, you can choose to specialize in a specific IT category by using the nine elective credits to focus on a particular area. Please speak to a faculty member or your academic advisor about this option.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
 Subtotal9
Second Semester
CIS 240 Database Design and Development 3
CIS 267 Management of Information Systems 3
 Subtotal6
Third Semester
CIS 124 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CNG 116 Microcomputer Hardware 3
CNG 120 A+ Certification Preparation 4
CNG 211 Windows Configuration: (OS) 3
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits28
1

Building Block Course 

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Network Security

This program prepares you to be entry-level network security specialists. You will be trained in state-of-the-art security practices that will provide you with the skills necessary to maintain a network and protect the network from internal and external security threats. Upon completing this certificate, you will be prepared for the CompTIA Network+ and the CompTIA Security+ certification examinations.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
CNG 116 Microcomputer Hardware 3
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
 Subtotal12
Second Semester
CNG 131 Principles of Information Assurance 3
CNG 132 Network Security Fundamentals 3
CNG 209 MS Server Active Directory Configuration 4
CNG 211 Windows Configuration: (OS) 3
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits25
1

 Building Block Course

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