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 page 28. 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. 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.

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
*Approved substitutions for MATH150 are MATH210, MATH230, MATH250
 
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

At least 18 credits must be at the 200 level. Up to 9 CIS or DMT credits may be applied at either the 100 or 200 level in fulfillment of IST degree requirements. 

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 Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST123 Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST142 Virtualization Essentials 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
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 Scaling Networks 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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