Feb 20, 2020
This degree program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment and/or 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. Most courses can be taken online or face-to-face.
Type of Credential
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
436 - Customized, 426 - Database Development, 424 - Programming Development, 432 - Web Development
Contacts and Additional Information
Department Chair, Barbara Yancy
443-840-1957 or email@example.com
CCBC Catonsville, Fred Bartlett Jr.
443-840-4193 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CCBC Essex/Dundalk, James Braman
443-840-1727 or email@example.com
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 .
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.
- DCOM 101 or DCOM 142 3 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
- Program Electives 2 Credit(s).
- Program Electives 3 Credit(s).
- Program Electives 3 Credit(s).
Courses Needed for This Program*
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.
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.
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
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.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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
- 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.