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Information Systems

Associate of Science (A.S.)

Purpose

This program is intended to provide the student with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities and prepares the student for a baccalaureate degree program in information systems, management information systems, information technology, or business.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information. Keyboarding skills are recommended.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 6.
MTH 163 Precalculus I 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Health/Physical Education Elective 1  
Total Credits 14  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
ITN 101  Introduction to Network Concepts 3  
ITP 100 Software Design 3  
MTH 164 Precalculus II 3 MTH 270  See Note 5.
Total Credits 15  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
BIO 101 General Biology I 4 CHM 111, PHY 201
ITD 130 Database Fundamentals 3  
ITP 251 Systems Analysis and Design 3  
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 3.
Total Credits 16  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
BIO 102 General Biology II 4 CHM 112, PHY 202
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3  
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3  
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 4.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 3.
Total Credits 16  
Total Credits For Program 61  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. All information technology courses must be completed within five years of a student’s intended graduation date.
  2. Students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
  3. The social sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes:  ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY (except PSY 100), or SOC.
  4. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceptual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website (http://www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  5. There may be other possible course options in mathematics and natural sciences. Students should consult their faculty advisors.
  6. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services:  804-706-5121(Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

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