This program emphasizes the basic concepts of computer systems and provides training for entry-level positions. The degree is structured so that the various pathways provide options so that students may individualize their credential to their specific career goals., SouthArk’s objective is for students to gain the knowledge, professional confidence, and intellectual maturity to secure higher-level jobs. Students should consult their advising coach regarding individual pathways.

Certificate of Proficiency - Computer Networking

CSCI 2373 Windows Server 3
CSCI1323 Networking Fundamentals 3
CSCI 2143 Microcomputers: Business Application 3
CSCI1813 Principles of Information Assurance 3
  Semester Credit Hour Total 12

*Pre-requisites:  BSTD 0603 English I and BSTD 0613 English II

Certificate of Proficiency - Computer Support Specialist

Certificate of Proficiency - Computer Support Specialist

CSCI 1263 Windows Operating Systems 3
CSCI 2143 Microcomputers:  Business Application 3
CSCI 1114 IT Essentials 4
CSCI 2023 Visual Basics for Windows, OR 3
CSCI 1323 Networking Fundamentals, OR  
CSCI 1813 Principles of Information Assurance  
  Semester Credit Hour Total 13

*Pre-requisite: BSTD English II

Technical Certificate

FIRST SEMESTER
ACCT 2003 Principles of Accounting I, OR 3
ADMS 1003 Introductory Accounting
CSCI 1263 Windows Operating Systems 3
CSCI 1513 Computer Careers and Professional Development 3
CSCI 2023 Visual Basic for Windows 3
ENGL 1113 Composition I 3
Semester Total 15
 
SECOND SEMESTER
CSCI 2143 Microcomputers: Business Applications 3
BUS 2063 Business Communications 3
BUS 2043 Customer Service and Support 3
BUS MATH 1333 Math for Business Applications or 3
MATH 1023 College Algebra
CSCI 1323 Intro to Networking (Comp. Support or Network Option) or 3
CSCI 1433 Intro to Web Design (Web Dev. Option)
Semester Total 15

Associates of Applied Science

Additional courses for Associate of Applied Science
Students may complete any one of the three specialized pathways to satisfy the requirements for the AAS in Computer Information Technology. Students completing a second track will not receive a second degree since all three earn the same AAS in Computer Information Technology. Students should consult their advising coach regarding individual pathways.

All of the requirements for the Technical Certificate PLUS the following:

THIRD SEMESTER
ENGL 1123 Composition II, OR
3
ENGL 2043 Technical Writing for Industry  
CSCI 1813 Principles of Informative Assurance 3
ECON 2003 Macroeconomic Principles 3
CSCI Approved Restricted Elective 3
CSCI Approved Restricted Elective 3
Semester Total 15
 
FOURTH SEMESTER
SPCH 1113 Principles of Speech 3
CSCI  Approved Restricted Elective 3
CSCI Approved Restricted Elective 3
CSCI Approved Restricted Elective 3
 CSCI or BUSI Approved Restricted Elective 3
Semester Credit Hour Total 15
PROGRAM CREDIT HOUR TOTAL
60
Approved Restricted Electives
CSCI 1113 Social Media 3
CSCI 1114 IT Essentials 4
CSCI 1703 Introduction to Linux 3
CSCI 1713 Alternative Operating Systems 3
CSCI 1833 Mobile Application Programming 3
CSCI 2043 Web Design I 3
CSCI 2053 Java Script 3
CSCI 2193 Web Design II 3
CSCI 2203 Database 3
CSCI 2223 Excel 3
CSCI 2351 Special Topics 1
CSCI 2352 Special Topics 2
CSCI 2353 Special Topics 3
CSCI 2361 Special Topics 1
CSCI 2362 Special Topics 2
CSCI 2363 Special Topics 3
CSCI 2373 Windows Server 3
CSCI 2383 Linux Server 3
CSCI 2433 Network Security 3
CSCI 2483 CIT Internship
CSCI 2603 Cisco I 3
CSCI 2613 Cisco II 3
CSCI 2703 Professional Projects and Portfolios 3
BUSI 1003 American Enterprise System 3
BUSI 2013 Business Statistics 3