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

Health and Internship Considerations
Students participating in an internship are required to follow The College immunization policy. (See Catalog) The college must ensure that stakeholders at internship and service learning sites are not adversely affected by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students participating in internship and field experiences must demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and clients.

Participation in an internship requires the student to follow the college’s immunization policy. (See Catalog) Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability insurance. For unpaid internships, the student must possess and maintain accident insurance.​

 

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.

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, all Information Systems Technology transfer credits will be evaluated by the IST chairperson or his/her designee.

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MATH150G College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH152G College Algebra Plus 5 0 5
Classroom 5, Lab 0, Total 5
IST122G Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST123G Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 14-15

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MATH170G Discrete Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Science Elective
Classroom , Lab , Total
IST222G Scaling Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST223G Connecting Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 14

First Year - Summer Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
IST Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
IST Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 9

* At least 18 credits must be at the 200 level for IST Classes
Up to 15 CIS and DGMT credits will be accepted in the IST Program

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
IST / CIS Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
IST / CIS Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
IST / CIS Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 12

* At least 18 credits must be at the 200 level for IST Classes
Up to 15 CIS and DGMT credits will be accepted in the IST Program

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
IST / CIS Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
IST / CIS Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
IST / CIS Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
IST / CIS Elective 3*
Classroom , Lab , Total 3*
Total Credits 12

* At least 18 credits must be at the 200 level for IST Classes
Up to 15 CIS and DGMT credits will be accepted in the IST Program

Total Overall Credits : 61

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Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.