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Information Technology A.A.S.

Department: Information Technology

Total Credit Hours: 67-68 credits

What Is Information Technology?

Information Technology spans a variety of career paths. This degree lays the ground work for any of the following career paths:

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. These specialists either support computer networks or they provide technical assistance directly to computer users. Median pay is $52, 810.

Computer systems analysts, sometimes called systems architects, study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both. Median pay is $88,270.

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases. Median pay is $95,510.

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. Median pay is $81,100.

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.

These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers. Median pay is $104,650.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Salary Outlook

2015 salary projections: Data security analysts $106,250-$149,000; systems security administrators $100,000-$140,250; network security administrators $99,250-$138,500; network security engineers $105,000-$141,500; and information systems security manager $122,250-$171,250

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems and Bureau of Labor Statistics

Computer Networking Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: network engineer, network administrator, systems engineer, technical engineer, data security analyst, systems security administrator, network security engineer, desktop support analyst, systems administrator, help desk assistant, PC technician and IT consultant.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (24-25 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 Applied Math or higher 3-4
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II  3
ENG 115 or Technical Writing 
ENG 125 Business Writing
COM 101 or Oral Communication  3
COM 106 or Public Speaking 
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
Social Sciences HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State & Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO or Any BIOLOGY Course  3
Any CHM or Any CHEMISTRY Course
Any PHY Any PHYSICAL SCIENCE Course
Humanities CPT 105 Ethics in Technology 3
Elective CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
Core Course Requirements (43 credits)
CPC 107 IT Technical Support (A+)     3
CPC 125 Windows Desktop Operating Systems 3
CPC 155 Program for System Admin 3
CPC 170 CCNA1 4
CPC 171 CCNA2 4
CPC 172 CCNA3 4
CPC 173 CCNA4 4
CPC 180 Introduction to Linux 3
CPC 202 Win Server & Active Directory 3
CPC 260 Linux Administration 3
CPC 290 Virtualization Technologies 3
CPC 299 Topics in IT 3
CPC 160 Security Fundamentals 3
Total Required Hours: 67-68 credits

Suggested Schedule Planning

CourseTitleCredits
First Semester (15 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102  State & Local Government
CPC 107  IT Technical Support 3
CPC 155 Program for System Administrators 3
CPC 180 Introduction to Linux 3
Second Semester (20 credits)
ENG 102 or English Composition II  3
ENG 115 or Technical Writing 
ENG 125 Business Writing
CPT 105 Ethics in Technology 3
CPC 125 Windows Desktop Operating Systems 3
CPC 170 CCNA 1 4
CPC 171 CCNA2 4
CPC 260 Linux Administration 3
Third Semester (17-18 credits)
COM 101 or Oral Communication  3
COM 102 or Public Speaking 
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
MAT 105 or higher Applied Math or higher 3-4
CPC 172 CCNA3 4
CPC 173 CCNA4 4
CPC 202 Windows Server and Active Directory 3
Fourth Semester (15 credits)
Natural Science Any BIO, CHM, or PHY 3
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPC 160 Security Fundamentals 3
CPC 290 Virtualization Technologies 3
CPC 299 Topics in IT 3
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 67-68 credits

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