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2017-2018 VSCC Catalog 
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Technology - Programming - 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.

This concentration is a preparation for a career as a programmer or software engineer. Emphasis is placed on issues related to knowing how to use the features of object programming languages like java, the design and implementation of classes and objects, the process of developing and maintaining software. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing along with real world internship experiences. This concentration may include preparation for the Oracle certified Associate (Java Programmer Certification). Required courses are Programming II OR Computer Science II, and one other approved geographically appropriate Programming course.

Computer Literacy Requirement:  Students in this degree program must prove Computer Literacy during the first semester of study.  See

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

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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 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
Web Developer $31,200 $53,370


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.

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Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

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

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