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College Catalog 2014-2015

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor or counselor for further information.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation: The student should possess a proficiency in high school English, high school algebra and geometry, and computer keyboarding skills.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I or higher-level math course 3
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
2___ Social Science Elective 3
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Technology 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
3___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ITE 170 Multimedia Software 3
ITN 100 Intro to Telecommunications 3
4ITP Programming Elective 4
1PED/RPK Elective 1
2___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   17
3rd Semester
5CST Elective 3
ITD 110 Web Design I 3
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 3
ITN 171 UNIX I 3
6___ IT Electives 6
Total   18
4th Semester
6___ IT Electives 9
ITD 256 Advanced Database Management 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Information Systems Technology A.A.S.=67

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

1 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.

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

3 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 IT Programming elective must be chosen from the following: ITP 112, ITP 120, ITP 130, ITP 132, ITP 136, or ITP 225.

5 The CST elective must be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227, and 229.

6 The total of 15 credit hours of IT Electives must be met through any combination of IT courses (ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP) that are not already included in the degree.