2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    
    Jun 17, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Technology (A25260), AAS


Purpose

The Computer Information Technology curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information systems needs.

Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, databases, networking, security, and technical support.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Computer Information Technology curriculum.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum


First Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 2 | Credit Hours 16


Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 13 | Credit Hours 18


Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 11 | Credit Hours 18


Fourth Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 11 | Credit Hours 18


Total Credit Hours 70


Additional Curriculum Notes


  1. Social/Behavioral Science elective: ECO 151 , ECO 251  or ECO 252 .
  2. The Humanities/Fine Arts electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 , REL 110 , REL-211, REL-212 or REL 221 .
  3. Potential Certifications
    Upon Completion of Course Eligible for Certification Test
    NET 110   Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals; CompTIA Network+
    NOS 130   MTA Windows OS Fundamentals
    SEC 110   MTA Security Fundamentals; CompTIA Security+
    CTS 130 , CTS 230  & DBA 110   Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Excel, Excel Expert 1, Access
    CTS 220   CompTIA A+ - 801, A+ - 802