Information technology connects people, departments and companies for communication purposes. The technology of local area networks gives employees the ability to share and retrieve information at the group level. Combining local area networks with the Internet and telecommunications resources gives employees unlimited intranet access to information throughout the company and beyond. The associate of applied science degree in information technology provides students with a foundation in designing, installing, implementing, and securing computer networking resources. Course requirements include network operations and product-specific requirements for Microsoft, Linux and Cisco.

(Major Code 2330; CIP Code 11.0901)

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
IT 120CompTIA A+ Core 23
IT 141Introduction to Networks3
IT 230Linux Fundamentals3
Math Elective ^3
Note: MATH 171 is recommended
Total Hours15

Second Semester

IT 150Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials*3
IT 155Microsoft Administration Fundamentals*3
IT 175Cybersecurity Fundamentals*3
IT 231Linux Administration*3
Social and Behavioral and Sciences Elective ^3
Total Hours15

Third Semester

Program Elective (see below)3
IT 202IT Scripting*3
IT 204Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation*3
IT 223Azure Administration*3
IT 224Microsoft 365 Administration*3
Total Hours15

Fourth Semester

Program Elective (see below)9
IT 257Cybersecurity Operations*3
Communication Elective ^3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours18

Total Program Hours: 63

Program Electives

AET 185LAN Cabling and Installation3
CIS 142Beginning Programming using Python4
CSS 121Introduction to Project Management*1
ELEC 186CompTIA A+ Core 13
IT 151VMware vSphere Essentials*3
IT 152Google Cloud Fundamentals*3
IT 153AWS Cloud Foundations*3
IT 206Network Security Fundamentals*3
IT 207AWS Cloud Operations*3
IT 238Digital Forensics*3
IT 239Ethical Hacking*3
IT 271Information Technology Internship I*3
IT 272Information Technology Internship II*3
IT 292Special Topics:*1-3

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