Apr 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science | COMP.INFO.TECH.AAS | Career Program
CIP Code: 52.1201
In addition to the Information Technology degree and certificate programs listed below, see the Computer Science and Cybersecurity programs.
Visit Center for Advanced Technology, Room 129 or call 301-546-0752 or e-mail CIS@pgcc.edu.for your faculty advisor

Program Description

The Information Technology A.A.S. degree enables students to study systematic approaches to problem solving within the environment of computer hardware and software systems. In the course of this study, students develop the practice of clear thinking and logical reasoning while learning to analyze, design, and program utilizing information processing tools, application packages, and software languages. The available courses cover a wide array of the computing discipline, including programming languages, systems analysis and design, operating systems, networking, Web technology, technical support, and applications software.

In addition to the A.A.S. degree, there are four certificates which may be earned and applied toward the degree: Computer Programming and Database Systems; Computer Services Technology; Network Systems Administrator; and Web Technology.

Returning students should carefully check course numbers and titles when registering because they may have changed from previous catalogs. Credit may not be received twice for the same course. Students should review the suggested course groupings and discuss their selections with an advisor, the department chair, or department coordinator before making a decision. Students are reminded that they may also use Cooperative Education, INT-2910-2930, for a maximum of three elective credits in their program requirements (Note: Cooperative Education may not count toward the 2000-level INT courses required by the program).

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Information Technology A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental information technology concepts in order to manage files and effectively use a variety of information technology tools
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of essential computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentations
  • Conceptualize, design, and diagram possible solutions to logical problems, focusing on those problems which are amenable to a computer-based solution
  • Analyze, design, and develop a computer information system in a real-world scenario
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in the information technology environment

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Information Technology A.A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits

NOTE: The total of all program courses (the required courses listed above and the program electives) must be a minimum of 26 credits. Of those credits, at least 15 must be at the 2000 level and include at least two 2000-level INT courses.
If a number of four-credit program requirements are chosen, the three-credit elective course may not be needed. The total for the degree must be a minimum of 60 credits.

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