Jun 14, 2024  
2016-2017 VSCC Catalog 
2016-2017 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Technology - System Analyst - A.A.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs - Alphabetical

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.

The Systems Analyst concentration prepares the student to solve computer problems and apply computer technology to meet the needs of their organization. The concentration includes diverse disciplines to enhance the communication, research, business, and technology skills of the student. Required courses are Programming I, Advanced Database Concepts, .Net Programming and Project Management.

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)

Area of Emphasis 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 Systems Analyst $47,590 $77,270
Computer Programmer $42,470 $72,980


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)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

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

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs - Alphabetical