Information Technology A.A.S.

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Information Technology A.A.S.

Department: Information Technology

Total Credit Hours: 62-63 credits

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Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (16-17 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 Applied Math or higher 3-4
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II 
ENG 115 or Technical Writing 
COM 101 or Oral Communication  3
COM 104 or Small Group Communication
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 
POL 101 or American Government 
Natural Science CHM 101 or Introduction to Chemistry 3
BIO 105 or Essentials in Biology
BIO 108 or Trends in Science
BIO 110 or Human Biology
PHE 240 or Nutrition for Weight Management
PHY 105 or Environmental Geology
PHY 111 or Introduction to Physical Science
PHY 125 or Introduction to Physical Geology
PHY 130 or Astronomy
COL 101 or College Success Seminar 1
Core Course Requirements (46 credits)
BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
IT 100 IT Technical Support
IT 110 Microsoft Technologies I 3
IT 140 Programming for System Administrators 3
IT 151 CCNA1 (Introduction to Networks) 4
IT 152 CCNA2 (Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials) 4
IT 153 CCNA3 (Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation) 4
IT 154 Programming for Network Administrators (DevNet) 3
IT 130 Introduction to Linux 3
IT 210 Microsoft Technologies II 3
IT 230 Linux Administration 3
IT 160 Virtualization Technologies 3
IT 299 Topics in Information Technology 3
IT 170 Security Fundamentals 3
Total Required Hours: 62-63 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.

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