This program allows students to build a foundation for transfer into four-year information technology or other technology-related programs. Information Technology focuses on designing and managing technologies for user productivity. IT careers are in high demand and include specialties in game design, web design and administration, network administration, and information security.
General Education requirements must be met before the A.S. degree will be granted. The curriculum listed on this page is required for an A.S. degree in Information Technology. Students must choose a particular concentration area and use the courses listed in concentration areas (below) to fulfill degree requirements. Any exception must have the written consent of the chair of the Division of Natural and Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology.
The minimum math prerequisite for earning credit toward this program is MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry which could be used for elective credit; however, to get the most out of the program, the student should place into MATH 106 Pre-Calculus.
Creative Game Design, Web Design, Network Administration and Cybersecurity:
- Creative Game Design
- Web Design
- Network Administration
Creative Game Design Concentration:
- This concentration will develop skills related to video game design. It provides a mix of computer art, programming, scriptwriting, and telecommunications media courses and gives students a broad perspective of the elements in today’s gaming industry. The courses emphasize learning through hands-on labs and projects.
Web Design Concentration:
- This concentration will build a foundation for programming and designing Web sites and working with multimedia rich elements for web design.
Network Administration Concentration:
- This concentration will build a foundation for network design, installation, maintenance, and security and prepare students for further study and certification in network administration. Network administration is one of the fastest growing career fields, especially in network security.
- This concentration will build a foundation for one of the fastest growing careers today based on the growing need for investigating computer crime and securing databases. The courses serve as a foundation to transfer into an information security or computer forensics degree program at a four-year institution.
Transfer to a four-year program provides training for careers such as games designer, network and data communications analyst, network administrator, web developer, web administrator, IT consultant, computer security specialist, security engineer, systems administrator, and database administrator.
Students should contact their advisers and/or the transfer counselor in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.
For information, please contact:
315-255-1743, x 2421