Apr 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Vol State Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Vol State Catalog

Computer Information Technology - Programming - A.A.S.


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For more information on this program, contact the Business and Technology division at 615-230-3301 or at bustechinfo@volstate.edu.

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 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.

General Education Requirements - Credits (15)


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 $42,040 $72,780
Computer Programmer $41,240 $70,050
Web Developer $32,630 $55,800

 

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)


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

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


CITC/INFS Advisor Recommended Elective (WEBT 2300 Recommended) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • CITC/INFS Advisor Recommended Elective Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (Recommended PSYC 1030) Credits: (3)

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