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Associate of Applied Science: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

Technology-Computer Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science

This technology degree is designed to prepare students to work in many different fields, supporting the technological systems, networks and programming efforts that drive society and the economy. The degree has been designed to provide students with options that will help fill the vital roles in today's connected and collaborative business environment. Courses within the degree provide the students with readily recognizable credentials that are portable to business, industry and further education.

The core curriculum is based on the recommendations of the Association for Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group Information Technology Education (ACM/ SIGITE). Students may 'specialize' in a specific area (programming, networking or systems administration) or customize their own course selection to meet personal educational and business related goals.

Salary: $34,920–$55,050 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Much faster than average growth

Good To Know: Businesses and agencies are investing heavily in 'cyber-security,' and the increased use of computers increases the need for technicians to maintain network security.

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 36 Units (Credits)
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CIT 128 Introduction to Software Development 4
CIT 161 Essentials of Information Security 3
CIT 263 Introduction to IT Project Management 3
INF 100 Introduction to Informatics I 3
Choose 19 units from the following:
CIT 129 Introduction to Programming 3
CIT 130 Beginning Java 3
CIT 133 Beginning C++ 3
CIT 173 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
CIT 174 Linux System Administration 3
CIT 180 Database Concepts and SQL 3
CIT 211 Microsoft Networking I 4
CIT 212 Microsoft Networking II 4
CIT 213 Microsoft Networking III 4
CIT 214 Microsoft Networking IV 4
CIT 230 Advanced Java 3
CIT 233 Advanced C++ 3
CIT 238 Introduction to Smartphone Application Development 3
CSCO 120 CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals 4
CSCO 121 CCNA Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
CSCO 220 CCNA LAN Switching and Wireless Fundamentals 4
CSCO 221 CCNA WAN Fundamentals 4
CSCO 230 Fundamentals of Network Security 4
GRC 183 Electronic Imaging 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
IS 201 Computer Applications 3
General Education Requirements 24 Units (Credits)

English/Communications Requirement: ENG 101 and ENG 107 Recommended. Must include a writing course

General Elective

Human Relations Requirement

Humanities/Social Science Requirement

Mathematics Requirement: MATH 126 or Higher Recommended

Science Requirement

Science Requirement

U.S/Nevada Constitution
A list of all courses fulling the general education requirements of the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the AAS page.
Students interested in Networking should consider the following electives: CIT211, CIT173, CIT174, CSCO120, CSCO121, CSCO130, CSCO220, CSCO221, CSCO230
Students Interested in Programming should consider the following electives: CIT129, CIT130, CIT133, CIT238, CIT230, CIT233, GRC183
Students interested in System Administration should consider the following electives: CIT211, CIT212, CIT213, CIT214, CIT173, CIT174, CSCO130, CSCO230
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

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