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Information Systems Technology Associate in Science

Information Systems Technology Associate in Science
Type: AS
Major Code: IST-AS
CIP: 1511100112
Educational Plan: IST-AS

Program Description

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 with an emphasis on the creation and maintenance of the database objects used to store, retrieve and manipulate data. Featuring two specializations: networking and AS to BS (IST). The networking specialization provides students with fundamentals of computer and networking design while gaining a solid foundation in basic programming concepts. The AS to BS (IST) specialization provides students with the general education courses needed for the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology.


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.

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.

Job Outlook

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.

Degree Transfer

Seminole State’s A.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology will transfer to the College’s B.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology Program.

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Available Courses
Required Courses

Choose four credits from the following list:

Elective Courses

Choose 14 credits of elective courses from one of the following specializations:

  • Networking
  • AS to BS (IST)

Networking Specialization

Choose 4 credits from the following list:


Choose 4 credits from the following list:


Any CET, CIS, CNT, COP or CTS prefix course not already required (excluding CTS 1162, CTS 1163C, CTS 1300 and CTS 1327C)


AS to BS (IST) Specialization

Humanities General Education course (Area A)


Science General Education courses from two different areas (A, B, or C)


Any CET, CIS, CNT, COP or CTS prefix course not already required (excluding CTS 1162, CTS 1163C, CTS 1300 and CTS 1327C)

General Education Courses
or higher level MAC prefix course
Choose 3 credits from the following list:
or higher level mathematics course

History General Education course


Humanities General Education course


Note: If you are in the AS to BS (IST) specialization, please choose 3 credits of Humanities from the other area (A or B) than already taken.

Social Science General Education Course (Area A, C, D, E or F)


Social Science General Education Course (Area B:  ECO 2013 or ECO 2023)

Total Credits:

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.

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