This course is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas Regents public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may also be eligible for transfer. Please visit a JCCC counselor or the JCCC Registrar's office, and the Transfer Kansas portal to learn more.
The national and regional job outlook and earnings for careers in information technology continue to be strong. Employees in this sector may possess a diverse or concentrated background in areas such as software and hardware development, mobile computing, data storage and analysis, information security, system administration and integration, computer networking, mathematics and science.
Students completing the Associate of Science (AS) emphasis in Information Systems Technology will be prepared with a diverse set of skills that include the fundamentals of software development. They can then transfer credits seamlessly to the University of Kansas, Edwards campus, to complete a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in two additional years. Completion of the AS degree may help students obtain internships or entry-level jobs as they complete their bachelor's degree.
(Major Code 2940; State CIP Code 24.0101)
Associate of Science
Important: Students graduating with an associate of science degree must complete an approved cultural diversity course. Some of the approved courses are able to meet both the cultural diversity requirement and a general education requirement. A list of approved cultural diversity courses can be found in the list of AS general education electives.
|COMS 121||Public Speaking||3|
|CS 134||Programming Fundamentals||4|
|or CIS 142||Beginning Programming using Python|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|MATH 171||College Algebra*||3|
|PSYC 130||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|BIOL 135||Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology||5|
|or CHEM 124|
& CHEM 125
| General Chemistry I Lecture*|
and General Chemistry I Lab
NOTE: If BIOL 135 is taken, a one hour elective is required.
|CIS 204||UNIX Scripting and Utilities*||3|
|CS 200||Concepts of Programming Algorithms Using C++*||4|
|or CS 205||Concepts of Programming Algorithms using Java*|
|ENGL 122||Composition II*||3|
|CIS 260||Database Management*||4|
|CS 210||Discrete Structures I*||3|
|CS 235||Object-Oriented Programming Using C++*||4|
|or CIS 240||Advanced Topics in Java*|
|ECON 132||Survey of Economics||3|
|Humanities Elective ^||3|
Note: Ethics is recommended as one of the two humanities electives. Humanities electives chosen must transfer to KU, and one of the humanities electives must satisfy the JCCC cultural diversity requirement.
|CS 211||Discrete Structures II*||3|
|CS 250||Basic Data Structures using C++*||4|
|or CS 255||Basic Data Structures Using Java*|
|PHYS 130||College Physics I*||5|
|Humanities Elective ^||3|
Note: Ethics recommended as one of the two humanities electives. Humanities electives chosen must transfer to KU, and one of the humanities electives must satisfy the JCCC cultural diversity requirement.