Professional Studies AS – Information Technology Option

Code: AS.PS.INFO

This option is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university for continued study in Information Technology or any business computing program. In addition to general studies, students are required to take six degree-specific technical courses which include introductory courses in information technology and networking, two semesters of programming, systems analysis, and a technical elective. Choice of elective and programming language should be determined by requirements at the college to which the student will transfer.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Write applications in at least two current industry-standard computer languages.
  • Perform a complete systems analysis and design for computing technology systems used in the workplace.
  • Use standard business productivity software to support electronic projects.

Career Pathways

Computer and Information Specialist  Software Developer  Computer and Information Manager 
Computer Systems Analyst  Computer Applications Specialist  Computer Programmer 

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

 
Humanities Elective** 3
INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

INF-160Networking Technologies and Data Communications

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

 INF... Programming Language Fundamentals Elective* 3
  Humanities Elective** 3
  Free Elective‡‡ 3
COM Communication Elective: COM-100 or COM-102  3
WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

MAT/INF  4-credit Mathematics Elective OR (3-credit Mathematics Elective AND 1-credit Restricted INF Elective^) 4
  Natural Science Elective** 4
  INF Restricted Elective^^ 3
INF-208Systems Analysis and Design

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective** 4
  Humanities Electives** 3
  Social Science Electives** 6
  Free Elective‡‡  3
Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).
Recommended: ECO-101

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  Mathematics  - 4-credit Mathematics Elective OR (3-credit Mathematics Elective AND 1-credit INF elective INF-102); 4
  Two general education courses in the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY
8

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

  Humanities Elective  3
  Social Science Elective 3
INF  Programming Language Fundamentals Elective*  3
INF  Restricted INF Elective  3
INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

INF-160Networking Technologies and Data Communications

3

INF-208Systems Analysis and Design

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*Programming Language Fundamentals Elective –Select one: INF-220, INF-221, INF-236.

**General Education Elective(s). For Social Science Elective, ECO-101 is recommended. 

†Recommended Mathematics Elective – Select one of the following: MAT-180, MAT-223, or MAT-280
    If a 3-credit Mathematics course is selected, 1-credit INF restricted elective^ is required.

^ 1-credit INF Restricted Elective: INF-115, INF-120, INF-124, INF-143, INF-144, INF-151, INF-161, INF-162, INF-165, INF-228, INF-251, or INF-291.

^^ INF Restricted Elective: [courses cannot duplicate as Restricted Electives when selected as Programming Electives] – Select one: INF-220, INF-221, INF-236; INF-224, INF-246, INF-268, INF-217, INF-253, INF-263.

‡Free Elective: Recommended: INF-108, INF-218, INF-219, BUS-101 or any other course from INF Restricted Elective list not previously taken.  
IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course.