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2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Technology AAS, Information Management Concentration, Cloud Computing Concentration, or General IST Concentration- Can Be Completed Online


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Purpose: The Information Systems Technology AAS, Information Management Cocentration, Cloud Computing Concentration, or General IST Concentration,  curriculum has been designed to prepare students for employment in the information and computer technology fields. The Cloud Computing specialization is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.

This program of study provides students with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities identified in the National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework 2.0.

Occupational Objectives: Web Page Designer and JAVA Programming, Network Security Technician, Database Administrator, Systems Analyst, Business (E-commerce) Application Specialist.  The Cloud Computing occupational objectives include: Customer Support Specialist, Entry Level Cloud Engineer, Software Support Technician, Associate Systems Engineer

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through transcript review or informed self-placement.  Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English 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 AAS Degree Requirements:


Student Development (1cr)


Mathematics (3cr)


Humanities (3cr)


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

Social Sciences (3cr)


  • Any course from ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, or SOC

General Education Requirements - 16 credits


IST Program Core


Students must contact Career and Transfer Services to arrange an internship at least 60 days prior to the start of the semester in which they intend to participate in that internship. To participate in a credited internship, you must have earned at least 30 credits with an overall GPA of 2.8 (with a minimum of 15 credits in IT courses with GPA of at least 3.0 in IT courses). Further, you must complete your internship prior to graduation with minimum of 126 total hours worked.

IST Core Total (Minimum) Credit- (30-31cr)


The student should choose the Information Management, Cloud Computing, or the general Information Systems Technology specializations.

Information Management


(Choose minimum of 15 credits from courses offered)

Information Management Concentration


General Information Systems Technology


Students should select a total of 15 credit hours of IT electives, not already included in the degree, through any combination of IT courses (ITD, ITE, ITN, or ITP)

Total Degree Credits: 60-61


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.

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

Suggested Scheduling:


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