A.A. Degree, General, Information Systems Technology

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Prerequisite Courses for the Major, Information Systems Technology

A.A. Degree, General

Prerequisite Courses for the Major, Information Systems Technology
Subplan Code: IST-AA
CIP: 1192401010

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for transfer to an upper-division public college or university in the state of Florida. Students will complete the A.A. General degree, including common program prerequisites for their program of choice.

The following sample courses are listed for illustrative purposes only, are based on the state of Florida common prerequisites manual and university transfer counseling manuals, and are subject to change without warning. Many universities have unique additional requirements for entry to the major. Students must work with Student Affairs advisors, counselors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

All students must consult with their Student Affairs advisors to ensure that their degree programs contain the appropriate courses and prerequisites for their selected baccalaureate degree program.

Students may also refer to the online A.A. Transfer Evaluation through www.FLVC.org for more information on their transfer program of choice.

Sample Courses
Completion of the A.A. General degree to include the following prerequisite courses for the major:
AvailableCET1178CNetwork Computer Maintenance and Repair (A+)
This course is an introduction to network maintenance and repair. Preventative maintenance and diagnosis of the microcomputer will be emphasized along with basic-to-advanced troubleshooting skills. Software and hardware tools will be used and evaluated in class. Preventative maintenance, upgrades, system diagnostics, configuration files, power, memory, drives, input/output (I/O), modems, communications, printing and how these topics interact in the network will be examined. Lab fee required.
4
AvailableCET1179Network Concepts and Operating Systems
This course is an introduction to computer networks and operating systems. Computer components are identified and their functions explained. Operating system functions include command execution, disk drive operations, file maintenance, directory maintenance, batch files and system configurations. Network topics include proper logging in, logging out, network security and network questions and solutions. Operating typical business software such as word processing, spreadsheets and database management of a network will be introduced. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableCET1600CCisco Networking Fundamentals (Net+)
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the basics of networking. The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches and implement IP addressing schemes. This is the first part of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableCGS2545CDatabase Management
This course is a study of database design and management. Topics include the relational model, Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), database design and normalization, query languages, multi-user and distributed databases and data warehouses. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableCOP1000Principles of Computer Programming
This course covers the basic concepts of computer programming. Students use a structured approach to program/algorithm design and learn logic techniques such as iteration, initialization, conditional processing, accumulation and sequencing. Also considered are programming style and program efficiency. Logic techniques and data formats are illustrated using high level programming languages. This class utilizes classroom lecture and hands-on programming exercises. A working knowledge of the Windows PC including starting programs, saving files and copying files is required. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableENC1101English I
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
3
AvailableENC1102English II
In this course students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
AvailableMAC1105College Algebra
This course is a study of the fundamental topics in advanced algebra with emphasis on applications, the understanding of the function concept and manipulative skills. Major topics include operations on algebraic expressions and complex numbers, solving polynomial equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities and rational equations and inequalities, applications, functions, exponents and logarithms, graphs of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations and inequalities. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course.
3
or higher level mathematics course
AvailableSPC1608Introduction to Oral Communication
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension.
3
AvailableSTA2023Statistical Methods I
This course introduces descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two-sample inferences, correlation and regression and nonparametric tests. This course is a first course in statistical methods for those students entering a science or business-related field.
3
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Not availableCTS1162Configuring Windows Vista Client (70-620 exam/MCTS)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform installation, post-installation, configuration and day-to-day administration tasks in a single-domain or multiple-domain using Windows Vista. Lab fee required.
4
Not availableCTS1163CConfiguring Windows 7 Client (70-680 exam/MCITP)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform installation, post-installation, configuration and day-to-day administration tasks in a single domain or multiple domain environment using Windows 7.
4
Not availableCTS1300Supporting Windows XP Professional (70-270 exam/MCSE)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure Microsoft Windows XP Professional on stand-alone computers and on client computers that are part of a workgroup or a network environment. Topics include pre/post installation, troubleshooting system startup, TCP/IP configuration, Internet Connection Firewall, Remote Desktop and Assistance options, along with the ability to monitor and manage files/folders/storage devices/display devices and local/network printer installations. Knowledge of Network Concepts, DOS and hardware knowledge is required. Lab fee required.
4
AvailableCTS1327CConfiguring Windows 8 (70-687 exam/MCSA)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform installation, post-installation, configuration and day-to-day administrative tasks in enterprise systems in single domain or multiple domain environments using Windows 8.
4
Any Elective course3
Any CET or COP prefix Cooperative Education Internship1
Any History General Education course3
Any Humanities General Education courses
Three credits must be from Area A, Humanities.
6
Any Science General Education courses
Must be from two areas.
6
Any Social Science General Education courses
Must be from two areas.
6
Recommended:
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AvailableECO2013Principles of Economics (MACRO)
This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and methods of economics, economic concepts and economic institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
or
AvailableECO2023Principles of Economics (MICRO)
This course deals primarily with economic problems. Emphasis is given to markets, production functions, economic role of government, agricultural problems, labor-management relations, imperfect competition, interest and capital, economic security, international trade and finance and economic development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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