Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology

Computer Information Systems
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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology (IT) program is designed to provide students with skills to meet information technology needs across industries. This program includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware components and business software, programming, databases, networking, customer service, web development, and information systems and project management. Coursework helps prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized examinations and certifications. Students will earn one or more of the following Certificates of Completion (CCLs):

CCL/5154 Cybersecurity Fundamentals
CCL/5083 Database Development
CCL/5043 Desktop Support
CCL/5793 Foundations of Mobile App Development
CCL/5132 Microsoft Office Professional
CCL/5031 Microsoft System Administration
CCL/5048 Programming and Systems Analysis Level I
CCL/5183N Oracle Database Operations
CCL/5050N Red Hat Linux Engineer
CCL/5984 Web Foundations

Details

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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Information Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3196
Total Credits Required
60-65
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.
++ indicates all suffixed courses.

This program replaces:
AAS/3023 Information Technology
AAS/3098 Information Technology: Computer Applications Specialist
AAS/3152 Computer Information Systems
AAS/3162 Computer Information Systems Technologies
AAS/3167 Computer and Information Technologies
AAS/3217 Computer Technology
AAS/3546 Business Office Computer Applications
AAS/3547 Computer Applications Technology
AAS/3548 Business Applications
AAS/3786 Computer Information Technology

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the business environment.
  2. Analyze business requirements to identify and define appropriate technology solutions.
  3. Demonstrate effective written, oral, visual, and interpersonal communication skills with multiple stakeholders.
  4. Collaborate in a culturally responsive manner in a team environment.
  5. Integrate professional, social, and ethical responsibility in decision-making and actions.
  6. Manage ongoing documentation of information systems according to business standards.
  7. Apply project management skills to ensure successful completion of projects.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$137,123

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the program.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Additional courses that are specific to your selected option will be highlighted with a blue border.

Note: You will have to select one of the options below to view available course sequences.

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