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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Information Technology - General Studies Track, AAS


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The General Studies track, within the Information Technology degree program provides students with a unique opportunity to customize their own program of study within Information Technology.  Students can select from the certificates in various IT disciplines, in order to create stack-able credentials.  For example, students may select Cyber Crime and Mobile Device Development certificates to embed within their General Studies track.  In this case the student would earn an AAS degree in Information Technology, along with two certificates - one in Cyber Crime and the second in Mobile Device Development. 

This degree track provides the ultimate in flexibility and customization for students who desire a specific skill set, or are currently unsure of their decided major area of focus within IT.  With 27 hours in Technical Electives, this degree works perfect for stacking credentials within the degree.  GTCC’s Computer Technology Department offers many IT curriculum certificate programs that are only 12 hours each, so feel free to find one of the many certificates that interest you, and apply those credits towards this degree. 

Earn your two-year degree, and two or more certificates along the way.  With such an open curriculum, it is recommended that students select at least one certificate to obtain while completing this degree.  In addition, students should also contact their faculty advisor for proper scheduling of courses.

Upon successful completion of the Information Technology, General Studies track, graduates should be able to:

  • Identify basic network components.
  • Analyze the technical needs of end users.
  • Develop a website using industry standards.
  • Identify various computer security threats.
  • Troubleshoot and repair common computer problems.

This degree can be completed in a traditional or completely online format.  For more information about eDegree programs, please visit the eDegree website. http://edegree.gtcc.edu

Total Credits: 18


Spring Semester I


Total Credits: 15


Summer Semester I


Total Credits: 3


Fall Semester II


  • Technical Elective: 3 1
  • Technical Elective: 1
  • Technical Elective: 1
  • Technical Elective: 1
  • Mathematics Elective Credits: 3-4 3

Total Credits: 15-16


Spring Semester II


  • CTS 288 Professional Practices in IT Credits: 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credits:  3 4
  • Communication Elective Credits: 3 2
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits:  3 5
  • Technical Elective:  3 1

Total Credits: 15


Total credit hours required for degree: 66-67


Electives


1. Technical Electives


Take 27 credits from any of the following course prefixes:  

CCT, CIS, CSC, CTI, CTS, DBA, HBI, HIT, NET, NOS, SEC, SGD or WEB.

2. Communication Electives


Take one course from:

3. Mathematics Electives


Choose one course from:

4. Social/Behavioral Science Electives


Choose one course from:

5. Humanities/Fine Arts Electives


Choose one course from:

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