This program provides a solid foundation for the operation, design, and management of computer systems. The degree is constructed so that graduates will earn several CompTIA and Microsoft Technology Associate certifications. In addition, students acquire the skills necessary to administer database and Internet servers, including handling the security risks involved. This comprehensive program will prepare the graduate for entry-level employment and create the opportunity for advancement in this cutting edge technology area.
The Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology (CIS) is designed to produce a well-rounded graduate with enhanced communication, mathematical and technical skills. The core program provides a solid foundation for the operation, design, and management of computer information systems. Upon completion of the program you will have earned the following Computing Technology Industry Association and Microsoft Technology Associate certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network +
- CompTIA Security +
- MTA Operating Systems
- MTA Server Administration
- MTA Networking
- MTA Security
The program also has a telecommunication and Internet telecommunication component.
This comprehensive computer science degree program will prepare the graduate for employment in a constantly growing field and create the opportunity for advancement in cutting edge technology.
The IT sector is rated as the #2 sector for job growth by the U.S. Department of Labor for all jobs and the growth is expected to be well above average sector growth over the next 10 years.
Associate Degree Requirements
The general education component of the Associate of Science degrees are designed to enhance the student’s knowledge and awareness of significant issues in the workplace and in the student’s personal development; additionally to help the graduate to develop effective oral and written communication skills and to develop the ability to work cooperatively with individuals from a diversity of backgrounds. In pursuit of the A.S., the student must complete 18 semester credit hours, including three semester credit hours from each of these four areas:
- Natural Sciences
- Behavioral Sciences