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Associate of Applied Science Degree
CIP Code: 52.1201

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
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning or higher-level Mathematics course 3
1___ Social Science Elective 3
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Technology 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
2___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ITE 170 Multimedia Software 3
ITN 100 Introduction to Telecommunications or 3
  ITN  101  Introduction to Network Concepts  
3ITP Programming Elective 4
1___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
4CST Elective 3
ITD 110 Web Design I 3
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture or 3
  ITN  107  Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting  
ITN 171 UNIX I or 3
  ITN  170  Linux System Administration  
5___ IT Electives 6
Total   18
4th Semester
5___ 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.=65

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

1 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.

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

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

5 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.