2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 26, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, AAS

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G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.


PURPOSE: The Information Technology (IT) two-year degree prepares students for entry-level jobs in IT. Jobs include computer support specialist, networking and security technician, and programmer. The curriculum allows students to gain an overall understanding of the IT field in addition to pursuing a particular track, which represents an area of interest or specialization. The seven tracks are: Cisco Network Administration, Computer Application Design, Cybersecurity, Network Security and Support, Computer Programming, Cloud Computing, and Management Information Systems.  This degree may be transferable to some four-year colleges. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a major in a career-technical area that takes two years for full-time students to complete. Many courses in the Tracks provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information. Many courses in the Tracks provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Show knowledge and skills associated with the Open Systems Interconnection Model, layers, and functions.
  2. Communicate using computer software.
  3. Design an operational computer program using a designated programming language.
  4. Apply networking protocols, standards, media, implementation, and support.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of program logic by creating flowcharts and structure charts.
  6. Model and design an information system.

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 65/66


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy the ITE 115 requirement by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the John Tyler Community College ITE 115 Test Challenge Exam.

ITE 290 represents a one-credit internship that will focus on student’s particular track. Students must have completed all coursework or be concurrently completing coursework in present semester for graduation with advisor’s approval.

All information technology courses must be completed within five years of student’s intended graduation date.

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

Students must complete all courses within a track in order to meet graduation requirements.

Track courses are related to specific Career Studies Certificates (CSC). Students should consult with their faculty advisor about completing a certificate milestone prior to completing the AAS.

IT Required Track Courses:

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