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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Computer Information Technology - Networking - A.A.S.


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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Technology prepares students for positions in the workplace through the use of various systems, applications, languages and products. The program consists of a common core of General Education and Computer Information Technology major core courses, combined with subject-specific courses designed to address skills within the concentration area. These subject-specific courses focus on those skill-sets identified by employers as essential in today’s workplace and, where appropriate, will prepare students for industry-recognized certification examinations. The concentrations are designed to ensure that students have the proper experience, training, and skills to begin work in the chosen field upon successful completion of the chosen program of study.

Students in the Networking Concentration will complete coursework and hands-on experiences in planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of networks of different sizes. In addition to networking skills, students will also complete Computer Science coursework in security, operating systems, server management, and programming, in combination with other technology courses. Certifications applicable to this concentration may include Network+, A+, and Cisco CCNA, among others. Required courses are A+ Hardware & Software, Windows Server Administration and Network Security.

Computer Literacy Requirement:  Students in this degree program must prove Computer Literacy during the first semester of study.  See www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/

Students earning a degree in a Computer Information Technology program are required to take the CIT Exit Exam in order to graduate. Please, see your advisor for more details.

Major Core Course Requirements - Credits (15)


Concentration Requirements - Credits (30)


  • CITC Electives Credits: (9)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements.

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Computer Network Support Specialist $39,310 $56,120
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $42,470 $68,650

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (Recommended PSYC 1030)  Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Recommended PHIL 121 or THEA 1030) Credits: (3)

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