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Computer Information Technology A.S. Degree

  • AS DegreeOur Computer Information Technology degree prepares you for an entry-level position in the support of information systems and technology services in a business setting. With this degree, you can enter the job market or pursue further study, including SPC’s bachelor’s degree in technology development and management. As part of the A.S. degree, you complete a technology support internship, providing invaluable experience for your career. Students prepare to sit for the CompTIA A+, Network+, and MOS: Excel and Access industry certifications.

    Continuing your education

    Our Help Desk Support Specialist certificate transfers to our A.S. Degree in Computer Information Technology. Our A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Technology Development and Management.

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  • Computer Information Technology Careers 

    This program prepares you for an entry-level position in the support of information systems and technology services in a business setting. Employment of Computer Support Specialists is expected to grow 17 percent through 2022.  

    Our program prepares you for entry-level work as: 

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 

  • Computer Information Technology
    Associate in Science

    CIT-AS

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Sharon Setterlind, Dean, 7273414724

    Program Summary

    This program prepares the student for an entry-level position in the support of information systems and technology services in a business setting. Students will learn technical skills in networking, spreadsheet and database programming, Web tools, and information technology security, Students also learn software application support, hardware configurations, and troubleshooting. Students prepare to sit for the CompTIA A+, Network+, and MOS: Excel and Access industry certifications.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Help Desk Support Specialist
    • Computer User Support Specialist
    • Information Technology Specialist
    • Technical Support Specialist

    Graduation Rules

    Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major courses.

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Composition

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.3

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Speech

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Humanities and Fine Arts

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Mathematics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Ethics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Enhanced World View

    Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

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    SUPPORT COURSES

    *CGS 1100Computer Applications3
    CGS 1301Introduction to Information Systems3
    CGS 1831Web Foundations/Essentials3
    CNT 1000Local Area Network Concepts3
    COP 1000Introduction to Computer Programming3
    CTS 1120Network Security Foundations3
    CGS 1309Computer and Information Technology Concepts3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES

    CET 1171CComputer Repair Essentials3
    CET 1172CComputer Support Technician3
    CGS 1515Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming3
    CGS 1545Database Techniques3
    CGS 2651Social Media and Web Technologies3
    CIS 2321Systems Analysis and Design3
    CIS 2940Technology Support Internship3

    * Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree

    Total Credits60
  • What will you learn?

    Students will learn technical skills in: 

    • Networking 
    • Spreadsheet and database programming 
    • Web tools 
    • Information technology security 
    • Software application support 
    • Hardware configurations 
    • Troubleshooting