Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

Concentrations in Computer Sciences Engineering, Network Security, Information Technology & Design.
This program is no longer accepting new students and/or re-entering students into the program.
Delivery Method: On-Ground and Online Modality
Campus: Rockford, IL Only

The program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in computer fields and exposes students to computer programming, office productivity software, and general information technologies. The program prepares students for entry-level employment in Computer Systems Engineering, Network Security, Internet Technology & Design and Computer Specialist.  In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture. Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in an information technology related field.

Program Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to recognize and utilize industry standard procedures and practices in the field of Information Technology.
  2. Demonstrate professionalism and competency in the implementation and organization of information technologies impacting contemporary business practices in their particular area of concentration.

Course Code

Course Title

Contact Hours

Quarter
Credit
Hours 

 

All Concentration Requirements

 

 

BUS107

College & Career Success Skills

40

4.0

BUS220

Personal Finance

40

4.0

CIT100

Word Processing I

40

3.0

CIT105

Electronic Communications

40

3.0

CIT106

Introduction to Computers

40

4.0

CIT115

Fundamentals of Operating Systems

40

3.0

CIT120

Introduction to the Internet

40

3.0

CIT125

PC Management & Maintenance

40

3.0

CIT130

Network Essentials

40

3.0

CIT145

Spreadsheet Applications I

40

3.0

CIT150

Data Base Applications I

40

3.0

CIT151

Data Base Applications II

40

3.0

CIT225

Introduction to Visual Basic

40

3.0

CIT280

Introduction to Tech. Prof. Procedures

40

3.0

CIT290

Computer Externship

120

4.0

 

Total

680

49.0

Concentration Requirements – Systems Engine er

CIT140

Network Operations Systems

40

3.0

CIT250

Network Server Administration

40

3.0

CIT255

Directory Services Infrastructure I

40

3.0

CIT256

Director Services Infrastructure II

40

3.0

CIT257

Network Security Design

40

3.0

CIT258

Managing and Electronic Communications Server

40

3.0

 

Total

240

18.0

Concentration Requirements – Computer Specialist

CIT135

Work Processing II

40

3.0

CIT146

Spreadsheet Applications II

40

3.0

CIT149

Presentation Graphics

40

3.0

CIT230

Web Page Design I

40

3.0

CIT232

Web Page Design II

40

3.0

 

Elective

40

3.0

 

Total

240

18.0

Concentration Requirements – Internet Technology & Design

CIT210

Web Intrusion Detection & Prevention

40

3.0

CIT230

Web Page Design I

40

3.0

CIT232

Web Page Design II

40

3.0

CIT234

Web Page Design III

40

3.0

CIT236

Internet Programming

40

3.0

CIT239

E-Commerce Strategies & Practice

40

3.0

 

Total

240

18.0

 

Concentration Requirements – Network Security

 

 

CIT140

Network Operating Systems

40

4.0

CIT210

Web Intrusion Detection & Prevention

40

4.0

CIT220

Network Defense Strategies

40

3.0

CIT250

Network Server Administration

40

3.0

CIT257

Network Security Design

40

3.0

CIT260

Managing a Network Environment

40

3.0

 

Total

240

18.0

 

General Education Requirements – All Concentrations

 

 

GEN104

College English

40

4.0

GEN105

Human Relations

40

4.0

GEN106

Culture & Diversity

40

4.0

GEN107

Written Communications

40

4.0

GEN110

Contemporary Government in America

40

4.0

GEN111

Humanities in Contemporary America

40

4.0

 

Total

240

24.0

 

Grand Total

1,160

91.0

Students must complete the “All Concentration” courses, along with one of the “Concentration” requirements and “General Education Requirements to be considered a graduate of the program. 

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