Jun 24, 2024  

Computer Science and Information Technology - IT Support - AAS

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Program Code: AAS.17136

The IT Support program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in various areas within the information technology field. Students will configure, monitor, secure, and administer network resources; as well as demonstrate technical skills and ability in analyzing, assessing, diagnosing, and troubleshooting hardware, software, network, and other desktop issues. Also, the IT Support program helps prepare learners to test for the CompTIA A+ certification as well as the TestOut PC Pro certification exams. These certifications make students more marketable to employers as certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in IT support. Potential occupations include: Computer Support Specialist, IT Support Specialist, Help Desk Specialist, IT Consultant, Field Technician, Tech Support Technician, Field Supervisor, Systems Hardware Analyst and Network Support Specialist. Additionally, students may apply this program, as a step toward a bachelor's degree

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Semester Credits: 13

Spring First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 6

Fall Second Year:

Total Semester Credits: 17

Winter Second Year:

Total Semester Credits: 13

Total Credits: 63


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all CST courses.
  2. ALL CST Network/Programming Electives are Key courses and must be completed within 5 years of completing degree. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See Graduation Requirements .
  3. Proficiency in keyboarding is expected in all CST classes. OAT 170  is available for those students who need to build keyboarding skills.
    1. Any 2 credit LW course can be taken in place of LW 221W  
    2. ENG 111  and (ENG 112  or ENG 113 ) can be taken in place of OAT 152  
    3. POL 105W  , POL 212W , POL 215W , POL 220W , POL 221W , POL 223W , POL 225W , POL 228W , HIS 221W , HIS 222W , or HIS 237W  can be taken in place of POL 103W  
    4. COM 114W  can be taken in place of COM 112W  
    5. CST 161  can be taken in place of CST 160  as a core course, but then cannot be used as an elective
    6. Any Approved College Level Algebra course or higher can be taken in place of MTH 119W  (except MTH 153  )
    7. Recommended Electives include CST 150W  , CST 152  , CST 153  , CST 159  , CST 161  , CST 162  , CST 164  and CST 165  
    8. Approved Advanced Electives include CST 235W  , CST 260  , CST 262  , CST 263  , CST 265  , CST 266  , CST 267  , CST 269  and ACE — (2-6 credits)

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