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An AAS degree is not designed for transfer to a 4-year university, although many courses within the degree may transfer. An AS degree is designed for transfer to a 4-year institution.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Technology prepares students to be able to join the workforce at the end of their program. Students are prepared for an entry-level position such as junior programmers, web designers, technical support specialists, and network support technicians. The AAS in Information Systems Technology offers nine different concentration areas, many of them leading to industry certifications.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Modeling and Simulation prepares students for employment as a Modeling and Simulation technician or analyst.
The Associate of Science degree with a specialization in Computer Science is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The AS in Computer Science is a more rigorous program mathematically, requiring two semesters of calculus and has a greater emphasis on theory and design.
Sixteen credits for the AAS degree in Information Systems Technology are:
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts *
The IT Approved Electives are courses that you select to fill requirements for the degree. All IT Approved Electives must come from only one of the IST career study certificate programs, giving you an area of concentration in information technology. It is important to note that ITE 115 or the equivalent knowledge is considered a prerequisite to any program in IST.
Yes, TCC offers a certificate program for
Information Systems Technology.
No, the courses that TCC offer only prepare you for the certification exams.
Yes, but you have to be a degree-seeking student.
TCC offers a number of career studies certificate programs, which are designed to provide individuals with job-entry skills in a short period of time. These career studies programs provide individuals who are already employed new skills in specific occupational-technical fields and for credentialing examinations. The programs have from nine to twenty-nine credits. In addition, the credits for most of the career studies programs can be applied to an associate in applied sciences degree program.
The Certificate program enables students to study a concentrated area, such as information technology, and take general education courses that can eventually be applied to a degree program.
The field of information technology is constantly evolving, and TCC frequently changes its courses and programs to keep them current. The faculty strive to inform all students of updated curriculum. When a course or program has been revised, the faculty and dean will assist you in curricular decisions.