Information Systems Technology - PC Technology Specialization

Award: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Length: A full-time student may complete this

program in four semesters.

Purpose: The Information Systems Technology - PC Technician Specialization program is designed primarily for persons who seek employment immediately upon graduation. Persons seeking initial employment or advancement in a microcomputer processing position may benefit from this program.

 

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:

Microcomputer Technician Productivity Software Specialist

Technical/Software Support Specialist

PC Helpdesk Specialist

 

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of college preparatory high school algebra. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may improve any deficiencies in your academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

 

Program Description: Approximately one-half of the program includes courses in microcomputer software and systems applications. The program offers technical courses in microcomputer software and operations, courses in related areas, and in general education. Instruction includes both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for success using microcomputers. “Hands on” training in an interactive setting is achieved through exercises and assignments. You are urged to consult with the Counseling Office and your faculty advisor in planning your program.

 

Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, you will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Information Systems Technology Track II - PC Technician Specialist.

 

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree, you must complete a minimum of 65 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The following outline represents the typical order in which courses are planned for full-time students.

 

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Business and Engineering Program Course Syllabi


 

First
Semester

 

Course Listings

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

Course
Books

Course
CheckList

AST117

Keyboarding for Computer Usage

1

0

1

Data to be added soon ___________

BUS100

Introduction to Business

3

0

3

  ___________

ENG131

Technical Report Writing

3

0

3

  ___________

HLT/PED

Elective

0

2

1

  ___________

ITE115

Intro. To Computer Applications & Concepts

3

2

4

  ___________

MTH121

Fundamentals of Math I or Approved Math Elective

3

0

3

  ___________

SDV100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

  ___________

Total

 

14

4

16

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

Second
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

   

ACC111

Accounting I

3

0

3

  ___________

AST/IT

Word Processing or IT Elective

3

0

3

  ___________

HLT/PED

Elective

0

2

1

  ___________

ITN102

Introduction to Networked Client Operating Systems

3

2

4

  ___________
ITP 100 or ITX IT Elective 3 0 3   __________

BUS 236

Business Communications

3

0

3

  ___________

Total

 

15

4

17

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

Third
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

   

ACC110

Intro. To Comp. Accounting-Peachtree

2

0

2

  ___________

BUS220

Intro. Business Statistics

3

0

3

  ___________

HUM

Elective

3

0

3

  ___________

ITE221

PC Hardware and OS Architecture

3

2

4

  ___________

ITP112

Visual Basic .NET I Programming

4

0

4

  ___________

Total

 

15

2

16

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

Fourth
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

   

AST253

Desktop Publishing

2

0

2

  ___________

AST255

Desktop Publishing Lab

0

2

1

  ___________
or ITX Elective 3 0 3   __________

ECO120

Survey of Economics

3

0

3

  ___________

ETR149

PC Repair

3

0

3

  ___________

ITE140

Spreadsheet Software

3

0

3

  ___________

ITE150

Desktop Database Software

3

2

4

  ___________

Total

 

14

4

16

   

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems Technology Track II - PC Technician Specialist......................................................65

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