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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  
Associate of Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI


Purpose: The Associate of Science degree curriculum in Information Technology is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in Information Technology.

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements, please consult a counselor or faculty advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 4 units of mathematics (algebra I-II, geometry and precalculus); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1HIS HIS    Elective 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
ITN 100 Introduction to Telecommunications 3
MTH 163 Precalculus I or higher-level math course 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
6___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
3ENG 112 College Composition II 3
ITE 170 Multimedia Software 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3
4MTH 271 Applied Calculus I 3
5PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   16
3rd Semester
8___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
9___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
7ITP 120 JAVA Programming I or ITP 132 C++ Programming I 4
5PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   15
4th Semester
8___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
9___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
6___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ITD 256 Advanced Database Management 3
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Information Technology A.S.=63

IT courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old, unless approved by division dean.

1 Select from HIS 101, 102, 121, or 122. Other HIS courses may be taken after consultation with a faculty advisor.

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

4 Students starting with a high placement test score may wish to take MTH 173 rather than MTH 271.

5 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

6 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. Students planning to transfer to GMU should take HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, or 122, and either PSY or SOC.

7 Students planning to transfer should contact his/her faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

8 Humanities/fine arts elective MUST be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

9 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or the natural science 100 series courses with a lab component, excluding NAS 161-162, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.