|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|
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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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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.
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
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.