BSAST Degree in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Information Technology is designed for individuals in the IT industry. Various professional certifications may satisfy some or all of the degree's Information Technology elective requirements. The BSAST degree in Information Technology is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • Physics I or Chemistry I
(4)
  • Physics II or Chemistry II
(4)
  • Second Science
(3)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Information Technology 45
A. Information Technology Core 33
  • Foundations of Information Technology
(3)
  • COS-330: Computer Architecture
(3)
  • COS-213:C++ Programming
(3)
  • COS-241:Data Structures
(3)
  • COS-352:Operating Systems
(3)
  • CIS-311:Database Management
(3)
  • CIS-351:Software Engineering
(3)
  • CIS-301:Management Information Systems
(3)
  • MAN-435:Project Management
(3)
  • Network Technology
(3)
  • Current Trends and Applications of AST
(3)
B. Information Technology Electives** 12
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*must include at least two subject areas

**various certifications may be used to satisfy some or all of the Information Technology elective requirements

  • Required Courses: Foundations of Information Technology, Computer Architecture, C++ Programming, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Database Management, Software Engineering, Network Technology, Management Information Systems, Project Management, Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: College Algebra or above, Statistics, Chemistry or Physics, Introduction to Computers
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students may earn credits by selected technical certifications, testing, online courses, courses at other regionally accredited institutions or through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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