Computer Information Technology AAT Degree

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This program is designed to prepare students for Computer Information Technology positions with concentrations in web programming, database programming, or application systems programming.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT Degree

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

The coursework prepares individuals for positions such as web administrators, web programmers, application programmers, programmer/analysts, computer consultants, and application system & database designers and implementers, as well as other related information technology positions.

Employers may include business and industrial firms, banks and other financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, software developers, and Internet service providers.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development is enhanced. Students must take all the academic and programming core courses and complete an area of specialization.

They also have the option of selecting a couple of elective classes to make up the required number of credit hours, furthering their specialization, or perhaps completing an internship to develop professional work experience.

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

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
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I or Higher 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement) 5
  Academic Core Credits Total 15

Programming Core Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
CIT 101CL Programming Fundamentals 5
CIT 118 Web-Design Principles 5
CIT 120 Web Graphics 5
CIT 142 Java Object-Oriented Programming I 5
CIT 150 Principles of Relational Databases 5
CIT 210 Advanced Database Programming 5
  Programming Core Credits Total 30

Choose one of the following two specialization sections:

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 II 5
CIT 233 Web Portfolio 5
Interest Electives (from list below) 20
  Specialization Credits Total 60

.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 the Web 5
CIT 216CAP .NET Portfolio 5
CIT 218 C++ 5
Interest Electives (from list below) 25
  Specialization Credits Total 60

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.