Information Technology Associates Degree
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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|
|Payment options:||Click to view interest-free payment options|
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 (AA IT)|
|Course Number||Course Name||Prerequisite||Credits||Foundation/ Core||GE|
|GEN 101||English Composition||3||3|
|GEN 113||Introduction to Psychology||GEN 101||3||3|
|BUS 215||Business Communications||3||3|
|GEN 212||Introduction to Philosophy||GEN 101||3||3|
|IST 221||Fundamentals of Computing||GEN 104||3||3|
|GEN 213||Introduction to World Religions||GEN 101||3||3|
|IST 225||Computer System Architecture||IST 221||3||3|
|IST 227||Information Technology in Business||IST 221||3||3|
|GEN 102||US History||3||3|
|IST 228||Data Communication and Distributed Networks||IST 221||3||3|
|IST 234||Fundamentals of Database Management||IST 221||3||3|
|GEN 103||US Government||3||3|
|IST 235||Legal Issues in Information Technology||IST 221||3||3|
|IST 247||Introduction to Information System Analysis Design & Implementation||3||3|
|GEN 112||World History||3||3|
|GEN 105||Algebra||GEN 104||3||3|
|IST 250||Introduction to Information Systems Management and Practice||3||3|
|IST 256||Introduction to Internet Security and Threats||3||3|
|Gen 106||Calculus||GEN 105||3||3|
General Education Courses
- GEN 101 English Composition
- GEN 102 US History
- GEN 103 US Government
- GEN 104 Mathematics
- GEN 105 Algebra
- GEN 106 Calculus
- GEN 112 World History
- GEN 113 Introduction to Psychology
- GEN 212 Introduction to Philosophy
- GEN 213 Introduction to World Religions
Information Technology Courses
- BUS 215 Business Communications
- IST 221 Fundamentals of Computing
- IST 225 Computer System Architecture
- 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 250 Introduction to Information Systems Management and Practice
- IST 256 Introduction to Internet Security and Threats
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
In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements, an applicant for the Associate’s degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:
- 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.
- 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)
- 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
The Associate of Arts Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:
- 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
- Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
- Achieve at least 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all courses taken at California Intercontinental University
- Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to California Intercontinental University prior to degree award
- Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department