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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

76 Southside Virginia

76 Southside Virginia Community College INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY (Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses) Degree: Associate of Applied Science Length: Sixty-five credit hour program Purpose: The Information Systems Technology degree introduces students to a very broad field that includes many Information Technology (IT) sectors such as hardware, software, networking, web design, programming, information security, and computer installation, repair, troubleshooting, and support. This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in this rapidly expanding field. Occupational Objectives: The program provides practical IT knowledge for office and technical personnel. Graduates of this curriculum may become software specialists, microcomputer operators, management trainees, office support personnel, web site developers, help desk specialists, PC support specialists, network support personnel, repair technicians, trainers, or other IT professionals. In some cases, graduates will be able to immediately fill positions. In others, they will require additional education, training, or industry certification to fill job roles. Program Description: The Information Systems Technology curriculum offers students an opportunity to prepare themselves for the multitude of career opportunities in many businesses and industries requiring the skills of an IT professional. The curriculum introduces the student to a variety of software including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation graphics, multimedia, web design, web graphics, and operating systems. In addition to application and system software, the curriculum includes personal computer hardware repair and troubleshooting courses, programming courses, networking courses, and courses in related areas such as business and accounting. Hardware and software are updated frequently in order to provide students with current knowledge as they enter the job market. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 ENG 111 College Composition I OR ENG 137 Communication Processes I 3 0 3 MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 0 3 HLT/PED EEE Health or Physical Education 2 0 2 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 AST 114 Keyboarding 0 2 1 ITN 107 PC Hardware Troubleshooting 3 0 3 Total 18 2 19

Programs of Study 77 SECOND SEMESTER ITE EEE Elective in ITE, ITN, ITP or ITD 3 0 3 ENG 112 College Composition II OR ENG 138 Communication Processes II 3 0 3 ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software I OR ITE 150 Desktop Database Software 3 0 3 ITN EEE Information Technology Networking 3 0 3 ITE EEE Elective in ITE, ITN, ITP or ITD 3 0 3 Total 15 0 15 THIRD SEMESTER ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 ITP 175 Concepts of Programming Languages OR Approved Programming Language Elective 3 0 3 MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 BUS EEE Business Elective 3 0 3 EEE EEE Approved Elective 3 0 3 Total 15 2 16 FOURTH SEMESTER HUM EEE Humanities Elective 1 3 0 3 EEE EEE Approved Elective 3 0 3 ITP EEE Approved Computer Programming Language Elective 3 0 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 ITE 298 ITE Seminar & Project 3 0 3 Total 15 0 15 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 65 1 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science and humanities/fine arts electives.