Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology

This program prepares students to obtain entry-level positions in the Information Technology industry. This degree offers students a broad educational background in computer information systems. Students can choose to specialize in a specific IT category by using the nine elective credits to focus on a particular area. Students completing this degree will qualify for the CompTIA A+ certification exams and gain experience in networking, computer security and database management. Students will enhance their communication skills and obtain exposure to the business environment.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. 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 transferring students have current industry experience, the time limit for applicable courses may be waived upon approval of the Program Chair.

Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
CIS 240 Database Design and Development 3
ENG 131 Technical Writing I 3
Elective 2 3
MAT 121 College Algebra : GT-MA1 4
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 132 Network Security Fundamentals 3
Elective 2 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
Elective 2 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
CSC 119 Introduction to Programming 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
CNG Elective 3 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits62
1

 Building Block Course

2

 Select 9 elective credits from the following prefixes

BTE

CIS

CNG

CWB

CSC

3

 Elective selection requires instructor approval 

Certificate in Information Technology

Healthcare Certificate

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

Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
CNG 116 Microcomputer Hardware 3
CNG 120 A+ Certification Preparation 4
HPR 178 Medical Terminology 2
 Subtotal12
Second Semester
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 3
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration (MAP 110 is Only offered in the spring) 4
CNG Elective Approved by CIS Chair 3
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits25

Certificate in Information Technology

Computer Service and Support Certificate

This program prepares students as entry-level computer service technicians. Students completing this certificate will be prepared for the CompTIA A+ certification examinations and the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Students will obtain the skills necessary to assemble and repair personal computers and peripherals, install software applications, and configure personal computers on the network.

Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 1 3
CIS 240 Database Design and Development 3
CIS 267 Management of Information Systems 3
 Subtotal9
Second Semester
CNG 124 Networking I: Network + 3
CNG 125 Networking II: Network + 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 

Network Security Certificate

This program prepares students as entry-level network security specialists. Students will be trained in state of the art security practices that will provide them with the skills necessary to maintain a network and protect the network from internal and external security threats. Students completing this certificate 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.

Requirements

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