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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
Required
CPTR1106 Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 CISCO 1 3
CPTR1122 Microcomputer Maintenance 3
CPTR1138 Information Systems 3
CPTR1148 Microcomputer Operating System 3
CPTR1170 Web Engineering I 3
CPTR2224 Linux I 3
CPTR2236 Network Security 3
CPTR2242 Java Programming 3
CPTR2272 Network Operating Systems 3
MNTC Courses
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
3
HUM2236 Technology in the Humanities
Goal: 2, 6, 8 *
3
PSYC1200 General Psychology
Goal: 5, 9 *
3

MNTC Electives ...

21

Total Credits: 60

* Completion of an AS degree requires courses from at least 6 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.

 

About this program

The Information Technology Associate of Science degree prepares students to continue to work toward a bachelor's degree or enter the workforce. Students learn to use various hardware and software systems to solve problems for people and organizations. Students work with networking technologies, applications, Web technologies and database technologies. Students focus on the selection, application and administration of information technologies. The degree minimizes the number of credits required at selected institutions to complete a bachelor's degree. The degree is an ideal mix of practical experience and general education for a field that is constantly evolving.
 

Program outcomes

1. Apply current technical practices in the core information technologies
2. Identify the requirements to provide effective solutions for organizations or individuals
3. Identify effective IT-based solutions
4. Evaluate current and emerging technologies
5. Identify the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society including ethical, legal, and policy issues
6. Demonstrate an understanding of best practices and standards
7. Demonstrate independent problem solving skills
8. Collaborate in teams to accomplish a common goal
9. Communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users, and peers
10. Recognize the need for continued learning throughout their career
 

Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.