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Information Technology Degree

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student's ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.


Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
NOS-110 - Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIS-110 - Introduction to Computers 3
CTI-110 - Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 3
CTI-120 - Network and Security Foundation 3
CTS-115 - Information Systems Business Concepts 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
NOS-120 - Linux/UNIX Single User 3
NOS-130 - Windows Single User 3
SEC-110 - Security Concepts 3
NET-125 - Introduction to Networks 3
Total Credit Hours 12

Summer Semester

Course Credits
NET-126 - Routing Basics 3
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3
-OR- PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
CTS-120 - Hardware/Software Support 3
Total Credit Hours 9/9

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
NOS-220 - Linux/Unix Administration I 3
NOS-230 - Windows Administration I 3
NET-225 - Routing & Switching I 3
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
MAT-110 - Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
-OR- MAT-171 - Precalculus Algebra 4
Total Credit Hours 15/16

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
NET-226 - Routing and Switching II 3
NET-289 - Networking Project 3
NOS-231 - Windows Administration II 3
PSY-118 - Interpersonal Psychology 3
-OR- PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
CTI-140 - Virtualization Concepts 3
Total Credit Hours 15/15