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NOVA 2012-2013 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 academic 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 Elective 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
ITN 100 Introduction to Telecommunications 3
2MTH 163 Precalculus I or higher-level math course 3
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
ITE 170 Multimedia Software 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3
2,5MTH 271 Applied Calculus I 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
6___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
7ITP 120 JAVA Programming I or 4
  ITP  132  C++ Program I  
8___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
9___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   14
4th Semester
8___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ITD 256 Advanced Database Management 3
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 3
9___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
6___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Information Technology A.S.=62

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 an academic advisor.

2Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as met, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student's curriculum.

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

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

5 Students with a qualifying placement test score may wish to take MTH 173 rather than MTH 271.

6 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

7 Students planning to transfer should contact their academic 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 academic 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.