Information Systems Technology Associate in Science
For Spring Term 2021, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.
In-person courses will have class meetings on campus in accordance with established College safety protocols. Hybrid courses will have a combination of in-person and remote/online content. Remote courses show a day and time and will have class meetings via live video. Online courses will contain fully online content without set meeting times.
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Networking to you isn’t about making small talk; it’s about making wide area networks hum with data. Hone your skills with the creation and maintenance of databases that store, retrieve and manipulate data. With two specializations, you can either learn programming concepts or prepare yourself to obtain your B.S. in Information Systems Technology at Seminole State.
- Computer Engineering Pathway: Associate in Arts
- Computer Programming: Technical Certificate
- Computer Programming Specialist: Technical Certificate
- Computer Repair and Installation: Technical Certificate
- IT Client Specialist: Technical Certificate
- Network Support Technician: Technical Certificate
- Web Development: Technical Certificate
- Computer Programming and Analysis: Associate in Science
- Information Systems Technology: Bachelor of Science
Getting Started: Spring Term 2021
Oct. 1: Financial Aid
Jan. 4: Application
Jan. 11: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
- Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
- Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want.
- Seamless transition: Most A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
- Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.
*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.
Information Systems Technology Associate in Science
Major Code : IST-AS
Educational Pathway: IST-AS
Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Information Systems Technology provides students the skills and knowledge required to administer and manage local and wide area networks in multiple environments. Students in this high-demand career will have experience in desktops, servers, virtualization, cloud computing and security. The Information Systems Technology A.S. program features four specializations: Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Microsoft Server Administration and AS to BS (IST).
Cloud Computing Specialization: This specialization provides students with the fundamentals of cloud computing while learning how to work in these environments.
Cyber Security Specialization: This specialization provides students with the principles and best practices in cybersecurity to protect and secure valuable information systems.
Microsoft Server Administration Specialization: This specialization provides students with the skills necessary to operate and manage the server infrastructure in a networked environment.
AS to BS (IST) Specialization: This specialization provides students with the technical background as well as the general education courses needed for the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology.
Choose 18 credits of elective courses from one of the following specializations:
- Cloud Computing
- Cyber Security
- Microsoft Server Administration
- AS to BS (IST)
Cloud Computing Specialization
Microsoft Server Administration Specialization
Cyber Security Specialization
AS to BS (IST) Specialization
Humanities General Education course (Area A)
Any CET, CIS, CNT, COP or CTS prefix course not already required
Social Science General Education Course: ECO 2013 or ECO 2023
Any General Education course
History General Education course
Humanities General Education course
Students in the AS to BS (IST) specialization: For this program, you will need 3 credits of Humanities from Area A and 3 credits from Area B. 3 credits are included in the AS to BS (IST) specialization courses and 3 credits are included in the general education section.
Social Science General Education course
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.
Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.
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.
Your tuition shouldn’t go against your intuition.
Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,131||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,590||$11,088||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$890||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Information technology (IT) plays a vital role in nearly every aspect of modern life. IT professionals possess the highly valuable technical skills required to create the software, maintain the computer networks and secure and protect the information that allows companies to be competitive. Consistent demand for the services provided by these specialists has resulted in numerous, highly-lucrative domestic and international career opportunities.
Graduates of this program are employed as:
- Network Administrators
- Network Analysts
- Network Designers
- Network Integrators
For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.
Considered one of Central Florida’s high-skill, high-wage professions, employment in the IT field is expected to grow by 28 percent (faster than average) through 2020 (Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
College Credit Certificates
Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the Information Systems Technology degree:
- IP Communications Technical Certificate
- IT Client Specialist Certificate
- Network and IP Support Specialist Certificate
Graduates of this program may be qualified to earn the following industry certifications:
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CISCO004
- Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security), CISCO011
- CompTIA A+, COMPT001
- CompTIA Convergence+, COMPT003
- CompTIA Linux+, COMPT005
- CompTIA Network+, COMPT006
- CompTIA Security +, COMPT008
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) - Windows Server, MICRO046
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, MICRO013
- Microsoft Desktop Support Technician, MICRO006
- Professional (MCIT) Server Administrator, MICRO034
Additional industry certifications may be available for college credit certificate programs.
Seminole State’s A.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology will transfer to the College’s B.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology Program.