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Associate of Science in Applied Computing Systems & Techology

An A.S. in Applied Computing Systems and Technology may be a stepping stone to a career in computing technologies, preparing graduates for entry level positions with companies and organizations. It is designed to prepare graduates who are professionally competent, can think critically, communicate technical information effectively and can collaborate in team environments. It provides a breadth of knowledge in the fundamental areas of computing including problem solving, analysis, programming, relational database systems, information technology hardware and software, computer networks, and IT Security. Once the A.S. degree is earned, students can move on to study for the B.S. degree.

Degree Requirements

Core Competencies Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing 4
Select one course:
  • Any Math
  • CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology
  • BSMT 3250 Business Statistics
3
Supporting Requirement Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
  • SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking
  • SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
  • THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
  • BSMT 2250 Business Communications
3
Distribution Requirements Credits
Humanities 6
Sciences 6
Social Sciences 6

 

Major Requirements

Major Core Requirements Credits
CPST 1200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Information Technology 3
CPST 2200 Programming Fundamentals 3
CPST 2300 Database Fundamentals 3
CPST 3600 IT Hardware and Software Fundamentals 3
CPST 3700 Networking Fundamentals 3
CPST 3900 Fundamentals of Information Security and Assurance 3
Major Concentration Requirements Credits
Two courses selected from one of the Major Concentration Areas listed for the Bachelor's Degree 6
General Electives Credits
As needed to total 60 credits  
Total 60