Information Systems Technology Associate in Science

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The Department of Information Systems Technology offers coursework in computer hardware repair, computer networking, network security and network management. This coursework opens the door to career changes, career enhancements, and career opportunities. The demand for IT professionals continues to rise. IT professionals are being sought after with higher salaries as an incentive. Continuing education opportunities are available for IST graduates through current articulation agreements with four-year colleges. Courses will be offered on a rotating semester basis. Students should work with their advisors to plan course selections to optimize program completion time.

Requirements

Students who enroll in the program should comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and have sufficient keyboarding skills to produce electronic documents in a timely manner. They should be able to sit or stand at a desk or workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time. They should be detail-oriented, able to read small print, and perform basic mathematical operations. Successful employees in the field demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and clients.

General Education Core Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL215 Writing Technical Documents 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MATH150 College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
PHYS135 College Physics I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Liberal Arts Electives Elective 6 0 6
Classroom 6, Lab 0, Total 6
Total Credits 27

Core Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
IST112 Applied Logic 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST113 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST122 Network Fundamentals 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST123 Routing Protocols 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST150 Network Operating System Fundamentals 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST151 Windows Network Operating Systems 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST161 Introduction to Information Assurance 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
PHOT150 Photonics 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
IST200 Communication Electro-Optics 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST211 PC Technician 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST220 Advanced Routing 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST221 Advanced Switching 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST222 LAN Switching & Wireless 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST223 Accessing the WAN 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST227 Advanced Troubleshooting 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST228 Network Implementation 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST245 Information Storage and Management 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST251 Windows Network Operating Systems Services 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST253 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST262 Advanced Network Security 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST264 Configuration Security Appliance 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST275 Network Protocols and Services 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST281 Internship 1 8 3
Classroom 1, Lab 8, Total 3
IST291 IST Project 1 8 3
Classroom 1, Lab 8, Total 3
Total Credits 39

Total Overall Credits : 66

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