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Information Technology Associates Degree

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Learn More About Our AA IT Degree Program

The Value of a CALUNIVERSITY Online Associates of Arts Program

The Associate of Arts Degree in Information Technology provides the foundation and skills necessary for entry in the field of Information Technology. The attainment of an associate’s degree meets the needs of adult students before they embark on a professional program or higher degree levels. The AA is also an important milestone for students’ educational goals.

An Associate of Arts Degree in Information Technology will enable students to demonstrate sound understanding of organizational principles, quality assurance, and leadership in internet technology positions.

Credits required for degree completion: 60
Maximum transfer credits accepted: 45
Program length: 2 years
Cost per credit: $345
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Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

  • Undergraduate students demonstrate proficiency in English and Communication skills; display positive attitudes in human relationships in a multicultural and diverse business environment.
  • Undergraduate students use their knowledge and skills in information technology so they can be supportive of business operations and assume leadership roles.
  • Undergraduate students apply techniques appropriate to solving technological problems in organizations.
  • Undergraduate students understand IT business practices.
  • Undergraduate students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional ethics that apply to personal, business, and information technology.
Degree Plan Associate of Arts in Information Technology (AAIT)
Course Number Course Name Credits Foundation/ Core General Education or Elective
Semester 1
ACE 100 Accelerate, Connect, Equip 3 3
GEN 101 English Composition I 3 3
Social Science Elective (100/200) 3 3
Semester 2
GEN 201 English Composition II 3 3
BUS 225 Fundamentals of Business Ethics 3 3
GEN 102 United States History 3 3
Semester 3
GEN 103 United States Government 3 3
GEN 104 Mathematics 3 3
Elective (100/200) 3 3
Semester 4
BUS 215 Business Communications 3 3
Elective (100/200) 3 3
GEN 105 Algebra 3 3
Semester 5
BUS 201 Business and Society 3 3
ECO 215 Survey of Economics 3 3
IST 228 Data Communication and Distributed Network 3 3
Semester 6
IST 234 Fundamentals of Database Management 3 3
IST 227 Information Technology in Business 3 3
IST 235 Legal Issues in Information Technology 3 3
Semester 7
IST 247 Introduction to Information System Analysis Design and Implementation 3 3
IST 256 Introduction to Internet Security and Threats 3 3
60 27 33

Information Technology Courses

  • BUS 201 Business and Society
  • BUS 215 Business Communications
  • BUS 225 Fundamentals of Business Ethics
  • ECO 215 Survey of Economics
  • IST 227 Information Technology in Business
  • IST 228 Data Communication and Distributed Networks
  • IST 234 Fundamentals of Database Management
  • IST 235 Legal Issues in Information Technology
  • IST 247 Introduction to Information System Analysis Design and Implementation
  • IST 256 Introduction to Internet Security and Threats

Course Schedule

The Associate of Arts in Information Technology program requires the completion of 60 units of coursework that include:

General Education Courses: 30 Units / 10 Courses

California Intercontinental University uses elements of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) to determine the breadth of requirements for general education courses. In making this determination, courses that are recognized by IGETC that are not offered by California Intercontinental University may be considered for waiver of certain General Education courses.

Information Technology Courses: 30 Units / 10 Courses

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements, an applicant for the Associate’s degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  1. Official transcript showing the completion of a high school diploma or GED, (with no college-level work). DD 214 documents showing High School completion may be accepted as proof for military students.
  2. If the applicant has completed some approved postsecondary college work, a sealed copy of his/her official transcripts will be required (no verification of HS completion will be needed in this case)
  3. The applicant’s college academic record must show a minimal grade point average (GPA) of C (2.0 on a scale of 4.0) or higher

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Arts Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Successfully complete the GE, Required, and Emphasis courses of the appropriate curriculum (or their equivalent) and have fulfilled the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  2. Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  3. Achieve at least 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all courses taken at California Intercontinental University
  4. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to California Intercontinental University prior to degree award
  5. Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department

Other Related Programs

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Associate of Art in General Studies

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