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Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Information Technology Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences A8985

Program: A8985
Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.
Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
CISB 11 Computer Info Systems 3.5
CISB 15 Microcomputer Application 3.5
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5.0
Total:   12.0
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
SPCH 2 (or) Survey Comm Studies
SPCH 8 (or) Professional Speaking
Total:   4.0
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1.0
CISP 11 Programming in VB 3.5
CISP 11L (and) Programming in VB Lab
CISP 21 (or) Programming in Java  
CISP 21L (and) Programming in Java Lab
CISP 31 (or) Programming in C++  
CISP 31L (and) Programming in C++ Lab
CISP 41 (or) Programming in C#  
CISP 41L (and) Programming in C# Lab
CISP 52 (or) Mobile Device Programming  
CISP 52L (and) Mobile Dev Programmin Lab
CISP 71 (or) Programming in Python  
CISP 71L (and) Programming in Python Lab
CISW 21 (or) Web Programming ASP.NET  
CISW 21L (and) Web Programming Lab
CISW 24 (or) Secure Python Programming  
CISW 24L (and) Secure Python Progmng Lab
CISD 11 Database Mgmt - Access 3.5
CISD 11 (and) Database Mgmt - Access
CISD 21 (or) Database Mgmt -SQL Server  
CISD 21L (and) SQL Server Lab
CISD 31 (or) Database Mgmt - Oracle  
CISD 31L (and) Oracle Lab
Total:   12.0
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3.0
Total:   3.0
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3.0
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3.0
CISN 21 Windows Operating System 3.0
CISN 61 (or) Cloud and Virtualization
CISN 11 (or) Telecomm Networking  
CISN 11L (and) Telecom Network Lab
CISN 31 (or) Linux Operating System  
CISN 31L (and) Linux OS Laboratory
CISS 13 Info Systems Security  
CISS 15 (or) Operating Sys Security
CISS 21 (or) Network Vulnerabilities  
CISS 21L (and) Ntwk Vulnerabilities Lab
Total:   9.0
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   6.0
Spring Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3.0
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   12.0
Information Techn. Emphasis, AA A8985 Submit petition to Admissions & Records
Program Notes

Degree requirements include reading competency. This requirement is met by attaining eligibility for READ 100 or by completing READ 90.  Complete the online Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) at   

Recommended Electives-Select one from the list:
CISB 31 Microsoft Word
CISB 51 Micrsoft Powerpoint
CISM 11 Systems Analysis and Design
SPCH 26  Interpersonal Communication
  or SPCH 26H  Interpersonal Communication-Honors

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