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Information Technology AAS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


The Information Technology (IT) degree is designed to meet the rapidly changing workforce needs of business and industry. The curriculum has been designed to prepare students for employment in the business information and computer technology fields. The curriculum allows students to gain an overall understanding of the IT field in addition to pursuing a particular track, which represents an area of interest or specialization. The five tracks are: Cisco Network, computer applications, cyber security, network support and program development.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement 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. Keyboarding skills are recommended. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 101 Orientation to STEM 1   SDV 100
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 See Placement Requirements ENG 111
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 161
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 4
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3   ECO 202
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3    
PHI 111 Logic I 3   PHI 220
ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services 3    
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications & Integration 3 ITE 115  
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3    
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACC 211  
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture Offered Spring Only 3 Pre-requisite ITE 115  
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3    
ITP 100 Software Design 3    
ITP 251 Systems Analysis and Design 3 Pre-requisite ITP 100  
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 Co-requisite or Pre-requisite ITN 101  
IT Track Courses 15/16   See Note 8 and tracks below
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3   SOC 200
ITE 290 Coordinated Internship Offered Spring Only 1   See Note 1
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 65/66    


  1. ITE 290 represents a one-credit internship that will focus on student’s particular track. Students must have completed all coursework or be concurrently completing coursework in present semester for graduation with advisor’s approval.
  2. All information technology courses must be completed within five years of student’s intended graduation date.
  3. Prerequisite requirement(s) must be met for all classes.
  4. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
  5. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  6. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
  7. Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their faculty advisor and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.
  8. Students must complete all courses within a track in order to meet graduation requirements.
  9. Track courses are related to specific Career Studies Certificates (CSC). Students should consult with their faculty advisors about completing a certificate milestone prior to completing the AAS.

IT required track courses:

Cisco Network Credits
ITN 154 Networking Fundamentals - Cisco 4
ITN 155 Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) – CISCO 3
ITN 156 Basic Switching and Routing - Cisco 3
ITN 157 WAN Technologies - Cisco 3
ITN 267 Legal Topics in Network Security 3
Total 16
Computer Applications Credits
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 3
ITD 136 Database Software Management 3
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3
ITD 210 Web Page Design II 3
ITE Elective Track Course (ITE 140 OR ITE 150) 3
Total 15
Cyber Security Track Credits
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking 3
ITN 262 Network Communication, Security and Authentication 3
ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security 3
ITN 266 Network Security Layers 3
ITN 267 Legal Topics in Network Security 3
Total 15
Network Support Credits
ITN 111 Server Administration Windows 2012 3
ITN 171 Unix I 3
ITN 245 Network Troubleshooting 3
ITN 267 Legal Topics in Network Security 3
ITP 136 C# Programming I 3
Total 15
Program Development Credits
ITP 136 C# Programming I 3
ITP 120 Java Programming I 3
ITP 160 Introduction to Game Design and Development 3
ITP 220 Java Programming II 3
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3
Total 15

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