2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    May 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information System Technology, Information Management or Network Security, AAS

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Purpose: The Information Systems Technology (IST) curriculum has been designed to prepare students for employment in the information and computer technology fields. The program’s required classes will introduce the student to areas in information systems management or network security.

Occupational Objectives: Web Page Designer and JAVA Programming, Network Security Technician, Database Administrator, Systems Analyst, Business (E-commerce) Application Specialist.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Program Requirements: The curriculum includes required technical courses in information systems and general education courses. Instruction includes theoretical concepts along with hands-on experience required to master the skills needed for successful preparation for employment. Students are urged to consult with a curriculum advisor in planning the program and selecting areas for concentrated study. Technical/computer classes over five years old cannot be used as transfer credits. In addition, students who have been readmitted into the college must have computer courses that are over five years old re-evaluated.

Information Systems Technology Information Management or Network Security Curriculum Degree Requirements:

Student Development


Health/Physical Education

  • Any HLT or PED course(s)


  • Any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language

Social Sciences

  • Any two courses from ECO2, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY3, or SOC

General Education Requirements

Information Management

(Choose minimum of 15 credits from courses offered)

Information Management Concentration Total Minimum Credits: 15

Total Degree Credits: 66-67

Students Wishing to Transfer Credits: Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology is not designed to be a transfer program. Students may, however, substitute some classes to aid in transfer. Students should check with the college to which they plan to transfer for classes that are accepted by that institution.

1 Students considering transfer should check with anticipated four-year institution to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.

2 ECO 120  and ECO 201 -ECO 202  contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120  cannot receive credit for either ECO 201  or ECO 202 . Students who take either ECO 201  or ECO 202  cannot receive credit for ECO 120 .

3 Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235  and PSY 230 . Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year

Second Year

Info. Management Study Concentration Third Semester

Total Credits: 18

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 18

Network Security Study Concentration Third Semester

Total Credits: 18

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 18

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