Computer Information Technology AAS-T Degree

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This program is designed to prepare students planning to continue their education at a college or university offering a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or Computing & Software Systems.

Computer Information Technology

Type: AAS-T

Approx. # of Quarters: 7

Estimated Cost: $8,899.88

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68, Writing 33, Algebra 32. Basic competencies with personal computers and Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet software. Touch typing proficiency of 35 words per minute is recommended.

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and spring quarters

Institutions currently accepting this degree are: University of Washington-Tacoma, The Evergreen State University, Embry-Riddle University, and University of Phoenix.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate in Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate of Applied Science–T (AAS-T) the different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (15 credits)

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 220 (or higher)
  • MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
  • PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree general education requirements (20 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MAT 110, MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146 or MATH& 151
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement (PSYC& 100DIV or SOC& 101DIV)
  • 5 credits in social science, humanities, or science (choose one from the following): PSYC& 100DIV, PSYC& 200, PSY 210, PSYC& 220, SOC& 101, ART& 100, MUSC& 105, ASL& 121, BIOL 118, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 175, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, CHEM& 121, CHEM& 110, GEOL& 110, PHYS& 114, ECON 101, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202

Students pursuing an AAS-T degree for transfer to the University of Washington-Tacoma are required to take additional core academic classes that may or may not be offered at Clover Park Technical College. Please see your instructor for the latest articulation requirements.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Length: Classes will be offered with sufficient frequency that with reasonable schedule planning this program may be completed in seven quarters of full-time effort. It may take longer, depending on the student’s prior educational preparation and the time it takes to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68, Writing 33, Algebra 32. Basic competencies with personal computers and Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet software. Touch typing proficiency of 35 words per minute is recommended.

Program Requirements

Academic Core Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
ASL& 121 American Sign Language 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I 5
MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
MUSC& 105 OR ART& 100 Introduction to Music OR Introduction to Art 5
Any Lab-Based Science   5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology 5
  Academic Core Credits 45

Programming Transfer Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
CIT 142 Java Object-Oriented Programming I 5
CIT 142 Java Object-Oriented Programming I 5
  Programming Transfer Courses 10

Programming Vocational/Technical Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
CIT 101CL Programming Fundamentals 5
CIT 118 Web-Design Principles 5
CIT 150 Fundamentals of Relational Databases 5
CIT 205 Object-Oriented Analysis & Design 5
CIT 210 Advanced Database Programming 5
CIT 218 C++ 5
CIT 245 Data and Logic Structures 5
Electives From Any List Below 15
  Programming Vocational/Technical Credits 50

Choose one of the two specialization areas.

.NET Programming

Course # Course Name Credits
CIT 116 .Net Programming 5
CIT 143 Object-Oriented Programming II 5
CIT 206 Advanced Web Design 5
CIT 212 Advanced .Net Programming 5
CIT 214 .Net Programming for Web 5
CIT 216CAP .Net Portfolio 5
CIT 218 C++ 5
  Total Credits for Completion 35

Web Programming

Course # Course Name Credits
CIT 206 Advanced Web Design 5
CIT 208 Emerging Technologies 5
CIT 220 Web Development I 5
CIT 222 Client-Side Web Programming 5
CIT 225 Web Animation 5
CIT 227 Web Development II 5
CIT 229 Web Development III 5
CIT 233 Web Portfolio 5
  Total Credits for Completion 40

Interest Electives

Course # Course Name Credits
CIT 116 .Net Programming 5
CIT 143 Java Object-Oriented Programming II 5
CIT 180 Introduction to Game Programming 5
CIT 185 Introduction to Robotics 5
CIT 205CAP Object-Oriented Analysis & Design 5
CIT 208 Emerging Technologies 5
CIT 214 .Net Programming for Web 5
CIT 220 Web Development I 5
CIT 222 Client-Side Web Programming 5
CIT 225 Web Animation 5
CIT 227 Web Development II 5
CIT 229 Web Development III 5
CIT 231 Content Management Systems 5
CIT 245 Data and Logic Structures 5
CIT 250 User Interface Design 5
CIT 252 Phone Programming 5
CIT 297 Special Topics 5
CIT 299CAP Internship 5
  Total Credits for Completion 105

*Articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment

**Students may also choose to take one course outside the Computer Information Technology program by instructor permission and space availability.

 

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