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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses.

Fall Semester Year 1*

Spring Semester Year 1

Take the following CSIT classes, any Social and Behavioral Sciences elective, and one English or Management class. See list of approved English and Management courses in the Program Requirements section.

Fall Semester Year 2

Spring Semester Year 2

General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-20 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity course. 

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 163  or higher recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 42 Credits

Take all of the following Computer Science/Information Technology (CSIT) classes, one of the two Data Communications (DCOM) classes, and one English or Management class. Check with transfer institution for English and Management requirements.

Program Electives:

Select electives based on one of the following concentrations, or customize a program of study by choosing any 12 credits of computer course electives (CSIT or DCOM)  to best suit your work or transfer requirements.


Programming Development

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

The Information Technology degree program is designed to provide students with the technical skills required for entry-level employment and the course work necessary to transfer to a four-year institution. Students may select the programming or database option, or they may customize their technology electives to best suit their work or transfer needs. See the program coordinators for information on transfer agreements and internships.

Most of the courses can be taken online as well as in the classroom.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate the following core competencies: communication global perspective/social responsibility, independent learning/personal management, and problem solving skills by incorporating the core competency project in all capstone courses and an abbreviated version of the core competency project in all general education courses;
  2. transfer to a four-year institution for a degree in Information Technology and other related fields through articulation agreements with six (6) four-year colleges in the Maryland area and/or qualify for employment through internship opportunities available for graduating students;
  3. demonstrate the technical skills in programming, database, and web technology required for entry-level employment in the field of information technology and other related areas; and
  4. employ a broad knowledge of application software skills, technical skills, and information technology topics which are data communications principles, information security principles, object oriented design and application development using at least two programming languages, LINUX/UNIX operating system, relational database design and management, Structured Query Language, and business principles/methodologies.

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