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A.S. Degree, Information Systems Technology

Degree Type: A.S.
Major Code: IST-AS
CIP: 1511090103

Former CIP: 1507030401

The Information Systems Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree provides the necessary coursework to enable the graduate to administer and manage local area networks, as well as wide area networks in multiple environments and learn to create and maintain database objects and to store, retrieve and manipulate data.

The curriculum features two tracks:

  • Networking track: emphasizes administering, designing, installing, configuring, connecting, planning and maintaining local area networks and enterprise networks.
  • Programming track: provides the skills required to work closely with systems analysts to define problems, analyze input and output report requirements and prepare a program of instructions that a computer can follow to solve a problem.

This program prepares graduates for roles as network administrators, network designers, network integrators and network analysts in the enterprise environment or for transfer into the Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Technology.

The A.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology (IST) was designed to prepare students to either directly enter the workforce or pursue the new B.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology at Seminole State College. All of the prerequisite courses for the B.S. IST Degree are core courses in the A.S. IST Degree program. As a result, students are well prepared to pursue their bachelor's degree.

Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the Information Systems Technology degree:

  • Computer Specialist Certificate
  • IP Communications Technician Certificate
  • IT Client Specialist Certificate
  • Wireless and IP Support Specialist Certificate
Major Courses
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
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
AvailableCET1600CCisco Networking Fundamentals (Net+)
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the basics of networking hardware. The course covers the OSI Model and industry standards, network topologies, IP addressing, subnetting and basic network design. This is the first of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate 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
Choose four credits from the following list:
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
Support Courses
Choose one track:
Networking Track
AvailableCTS2345CWindows Server 2008 Active Directory (70-640 exam)
This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to configure, manage and maintain the Windows 2008 Active Directory structure. Both logical and physical components will be explained and demonstrated. Students will learn to create a forest/domain structure, organize and plan user/group strategies, deploy site configurations, understand Operation Masters and their role within the Active Directory structure and learn the basic backup and restore features of this directory service. Knowledge of Windows Vista/Windows XP and/or client interfaces is suggested. Lab fee required.
4
AvailableCET1610CCisco Router Technology
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the basics of routing. The course covers the beginning router configurations, routed and routing protocols and an introduction to LAN switching. This is the second of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam. Lab fee required.
4
Not availableCET1675CIntroduction to IP Telephony
This course explains how companies are using IP Telephony equipment and software to efficiently upgrade existing telephone systems. In addition, the course will give the student a fundamental understanding of the architecture of voice communication and how signaling, call quality and public switched telephone networks operate in a LAN/WAN networking environment. The use of IP Telephony products will be discussed and how software allows companies to cost-effectively upgrade and eventually replace existing (legacy) telephone systems with more cost-effective and easy-to-use telephone equipment. Lab fee required.
4
CET XXXX, CIS XXXX, COP XXXX or CTS XXXX not already required (excluding CTS 1162, CTS 1163C, CTS 1300 and CTS 1327C)1
Programming Track
AvailableCOP2224C++ Programming
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming and the C++ programming language. Students will create, document, run and debug programs using computer facilities on campus. Key topics include variables, classes, objects, selection, iteration, strings, arrays, pointers and functions. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableCOP2228Advanced C++ Programming
The student applies the Visual C++ programming language to more advanced problems by designing, implementing and documenting computer applications. Key topics include class constructors and destructors, function overloading, operator overloading, dynamic memory allocation, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Selected classes from the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) are also covered. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableCOP2830Web Programming I
Web Programming I will focus on the skills required for web application development using XHTML, client-side scripting and basic server-side scripts. This course will explore the syntax, semantics and limitations of page layout, Cascading Style Sheets and basic scripting. Implementation of server-side scripting will be covered as it pertains to form processing. Examples of tools, W3 standards and cross-browser compatibility will also be examined. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to design, program and publish a commercial-grade website. Lab fee required.
3
Not availableCTS2445Oracle Structured Query Language (SQL)
This class covers the industry standard Structured Query Language (SQL) and additional SQL features specific to Oracle relational databases. Students learn to create and maintain database objects and to store, retrieve and manipulate data. Classroom lecture and hands-on lab assignments reinforce the fundamental concepts. This course prepares students for the Oracle Application Developer and Database Administrator exams. Lab fee required.
3
CET XXXX, CIS XXXX, COP XXXX or CTS XXXX not already required (excluding CTS 1162, CTS 1163C, CTS 1300 and CTS 1327C)1
General Education Courses
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. This course partially satisfies the mathematics requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
or higher level MAC prefix course that meets the mathematics general education requirement.
AvailableSTA2023Statistical Methods I
This course introduces probability and statistical inference including estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, small sample methods, the study of random variables, 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. This course partially satisfies the mathematics requirement S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
or
AvailableMAC1114Trigonometry
This course is a calculus preparatory course in trigonometry with emphasis upon functions. The topics include angular measure, right triangle and unit circle trigonometry, trigonometric (circular) and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, conditional trigonometric equations, solution of right and oblique triangles, vectors, complex numbers in trigonometric form, applications, polar coordinates and graphs and parametric equations and graphs. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. This course partially satisfies the mathematics requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
or MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra 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
History General Education course3
Humanities General Education courses
(three credits must be from Area A)
6
Social Science General Education courses (three credits not from Area B)6
Choose three credits from the following list:
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
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
Total Credits:63
Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

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