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Looking to get your Associate’s degree or transfer to a four-year university to continue your study of information technology and computers?

SMCC’s Computer and Information Technologies AAS degree is for you.

This program will take you through the curriculum you need to succeed, while providing you with the training you’ll need to become a computer and information technology support specialist.

Major Code: 3167
Award: AAS
CIPS Code: 11.0101
Total Credits: 60-64

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer and Information Technologies is designed to provide training for positions in the Information Technology field as computer and information technology support specialists. This degree is intended to provide the student with flexibility in designing a program of study that is relevant to the rapidly changing needs of business and industry while allowing the student to match their own talents, interests, and goals. This degree is also intended for students who desire to transfer to university Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs which accept Associate of Applied Science degree block-transfer.

Program Notes

++ indicates any suffixed courses. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Program Prerequisites


Required Courses

Credits: 9-10
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (Any MST150++ module) (3) 3-4
GBS151Introduction to Business 3

Restricted Electives

Credits: 26-27
Students should select from the Restricted Electives courses in consultation with a Department Advisor.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of 200-level Restricted Elective coursework in the
BPC, CIS, CNT, and/or MST prefixes.
Courses completed 5 or more years prior to graduation do not meet the restricted elective requirement
and will not be included in the hours required for degree completion.
ART100Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
ART111Drawing I 3
ART112Two-Dimensional Design (1) OR
ART122Drawing and Composition II(3) 1-3
ART142Introduction to Digital Photography 3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications 3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117AMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level I (1) AND
CIS117BMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level II (1) AND
CIS117CMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level III (1) OR
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management(3)1-3
CIS118DBDesktop Presentation: PowerPoint 3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle:SQL 3
CIS120AFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level I 1
CIS120BFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level II 1
CIS120CFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level III 1
CIS120AKIntroduction to Digital Video Editing 1
CIS120D+Computer Graphics (any CIS120 D modules) 3
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations 1
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I 1
CIS122ABOS/400 Operating System 1
CIS126BLLinux Operating System II 1
CIS126CLLinux Operating System III 1
CIS133AAInternet/Web Development Level I-A 1
CIS133BAInternet/Web Development Level I-B 1
CIS133CAInternet/Web Development Level I-C 1
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS214DEAdvanced Excel Spreadsheet: Level II 3
CIS217AMAdvanced Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS220DFAdobe Photoshop Level II 3
CIS126ALLinux Operating System I (1) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) 1-3
CIS15+ Programming (any CIS15+)
CIS15+++ Programming (any CIS15+++ module)
CIS16+ Programming (any CIS16+)
CIS16+++ Programming (any CIS16+++ module)
CIS220DCFlash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript 3
CIS225Business Systems Analysis and Design (3) OR
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design (3) 3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II 3
CIS235e-Commerce 3
CIS238Advanced UNIX System Administration (3) OR
CIS238DLLinux System Administration (3) 3
CIS243D+Internet/Web Development (any CIS243D+ module) 3
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II 3
CIS262ADC# Level II 3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II 3
CNT+++++ Cisco (any CNT+++ module)
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials 3
MST150++Microsoft Windows (any MST150++ module) 3
MST152++Microsoft Windows (any MST152++ module) 4
MST157++Microsoft Windows (any MST157++ module) 4
MST2++ Microsoft (any MST2++)

General Education Requirements

General Education RequirementCredits: 25-27
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
General Education CoreCredits: 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading area.
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics Area
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area.

Program Competencies

  • 1. Describe common uses of computer information systems and fundamental computer concepts; use common microcomputer business software applications and perform basic programming techniques. (CIS105)

  • 2. Describe the benefits, uses, and problems associated with networks; identify the components of a network; and describe the protocols, hardware, and cabling types related to networks. (CIS190, CNT140AA)

  • 3. Install/configure Windows and implement/configure administrative tools. (MST150++)

  • 4. Describe in writing the marketing functions of promotion, selling, merchandising, distribution, producing goods, and producing services. (GBS151)

Offered through the Computer & Information Technologies program

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Complete information for AAS - Information Technology can be found HERE

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