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Computer Information Technology

Program

This program emphasizes on the basic concepts of computer systems and provides training for entry-level positions. The Application Track and the Networking Track provide options so students can individualize their degrees 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.

Technical Certificate

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
 
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

Associate of Applied Science - Computer Specialist Options

Students may complete any one of the three specialized options to satisfy the requirements for the A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology. Students completing a second track will not receive a second degree since all three earn the same A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology.

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

ENGL 1123 Composition II or 3
ENGL 2043 Technical Writing for Industry  
CSCI 1813 Principles of Informative Assurance 3
CSCI 2223 Excel or 3
CSCI 2203 Database  
CSCI 1112 IT Essentials IA 2
ECON 2003 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Semester Total 14
SPCH 1113 Speech 3
CSCI 1713 Alternative Operating Systems 3
CSCI 1114 IT Essentials IB 4
  Internship/Special Project or Approved CSCI/Business Elective 3
  Approved CSCI/Business Elective 3
Semester Total 16
Total Program Hours 60

Associate of Applied Science - Network System Administration Specialist Option

Students may complete any one of the three specialized options to satisfy the requirements for the A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology. Students completing a second track will not receive a second degree since all three earn the same A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology.

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

ENGL 1123 Composition II or 3
ENGL 2043 Technical Writing for Industry  
CSCI 1813 Principles of Information Assurance 3
CSCI 2603 Cisco Discovery 1 3
CSCI 2373 Windows Server 3
ECON 2003 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Semester Total 15
 
SPCH 1113 Speech 3
CSCI 2433 Business Continuity 3
CSCI 2613 Cisco Discovery 2 3
CSCI 2383 Linux Server 3
  Internship/Special Project or Approved CSCI/Business Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Total Program Hours 60

Associate of Applied Science - Web Development Specialist Option

Students may complete any one of the three specialized options to satisfy the requirements for the A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology. Students completing a second track will not receive a second degree since all three earn the same A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology.

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

ENGL 1123 Composition II or 3
ENGL 2043 Technical Writing for Industry  
CSCI 1113 Web 2.0 Social Media 3
CSCI 2803 HTML/CSS/XML 3
CSCI 2043 Web Design with Dreamweaver/Adobe Suite 3
ECON 2003 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Semester Total 15
 
SPCH 1113 Speech 3
CSCI 2183 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
CSCI 2193 Advanced Web Design 3
CSCI 2053 Java Script 3
  Internship/Special Project or Approved CSCI/Business Elective 3
Semester Total   15
Total Program Hours 60
Suggested Electives:  

See your academic advisor for list of approved electives for each option or internship options.

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