Information Science Technology

Information Science Technology is a driving force in our society, and we are dependent on those who create and support our electronics and information systems. The Bureau of Labor estimates that information technology jobs will see a growth of 27-53% over the next decade. This industry is known for a high number of well-paying occupations, with opportunities throughout the state and nation. Many of these jobs can be done remotely, and the training students will receive in this program will lead to a variety of job opportunities and industry certifications.

After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1.  Troubleshoot, maintain, and configure computer hardware and software.
  2.  Install and configure small office and home networks.
  3.  Take the A+ Certification Exam. 
  4.  Effectively use PC hardware and software, patch cables, install structured cabling, and use test equipment.
  5.  Recognize and use appropriate technological language.
  6.  Effectively use the OSI and TCP/IP Models, Internetworking devices, IP addressing, LAN media and topologies, structured cabling, and electronics.
  7.  Identify and prioritize information assets.
  8.  Identify and prioritize threats to information assets.  
  9.  Prepare an information security strategy and architecture.
  10.  Apply and use basic mathematical calculations correctly.
  11.  Effectively communicate verbally and in writing using correct language, grammar, spelling, and proofreading.
  12.  Use HTML tags, headings, and lists.
  13.  Use graphics, pictures, frames, and objects in HTML.
  14.  Use JavaScript to handle objects, controls, frames, validation, and parameters.
  15.  Apply and use mathematical calculations correctly.
  16.  Effectively communicate verbally and in writing using correct language, grammar, spelling, and proofreading.
  17.  Continue their education at a four-year university.

All of the courses listed below

COLL1101 Freshman Seminar1
COMM1313 Communications3
ENGL1013 English Composition I3
ENGL1023 English Composition II3
IST1243 Linux Essentials3
IST1253 Introduction to Servers3
IST1263 Computer Forensics3
IST1403 Networking Essentials I3
IST1703 Introduction to Web Design3
IST2713 Computer Ethics and Security3
IST2923 A+ Essentials3
MATH1203 College Algebra3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

IST1033 Digital Literacy3
IST2423 Cloud Computing3

Requirement: 8 Credits from below

BIOL1004 General Biology and Lab4
PHSC1004 Physical Science and Lab4

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

ENGL2213 World Literature I 3
ENGL2223 World Literature II 3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

FAMU1003 Fine Arts Music3
FATH1003 Fine Arts Theater3
FAVI1003 Fine Arts Visual3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

HIST2003 American History I3
HIST2013 American History II 3
PLSC2003 American National Government 3

Requirement: 6 Credits from below

GEOG2013 Introduction to Geography3
HIST1003 World Civilization I 3
HIST1013 World Civilization II 3
PSYC2003 General Psychology 3
SOCI2013 Introduction to Sociology 3

AS Information Science Technology

Program Length: 24 months
Credits: 60

CIP Code: 110401

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