The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology (A.A.S.) - Information Technology emphasis, prepares students for entry-level IT careers. The content incorporates related general education requirements, and provides students with the basic skills of networking, operating systems, programming, and hardware.
General Education & Institutional Requirements
The required General Education courses for the Associate of Applied Science degree at DSU include a course in English, Quantitative Reasoning and Human Relations.
|General Education Requirement|
|ENGL 1010||Introduction to Writing (EN)||3-4|
|or ENGL 1010D||Introduction to Writing (EN)|
|BUS 1370||Human Relations||3|
|or COMM 2110||Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)|
|Complete one of the following: Quantitative Course|
|MATH 1010||Intermediate Algebra||4|
|MATH 1050||College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)||4|
|Information Technology Emphasis Requirements|
|IT 1100||Introduction to Unix/Linux||3|
|IT 1200||A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS||3|
|CS 1400||Fundamentals of Programming||3|
|CS 1410||Object Oriented Programming||3|
|IT 2400||Intro to Networking||3|
|IT 2500||Cloud Computing||3|
|Information Technology Emphasis Electives (See Academic Advisor for elective course suggestions)||17|
|Complete the following: 18-30 technical specialty credits 1||18-30|
30 credits from an accredited Utah System, technical college program. The specific content, which may be transferred for credit, must exceed 900 membership hours and must be an articulated program with DSU. Transfer coursework for a certificate of completion will be evaluated, and credit awarded in accordance with approved articulation agreements as outlined in R473.
- Complete a minimum of 63 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
- Grade of B- or better earned in every required 1000- and 2000-level IT course.
- Grade of C- or better earned in every course.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
General Technology information technology Emphasis Program Learning Outcomes
At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate technical specialty competencies by completing an articulated 900 hour ATC program.
Administer computing resources to support organizational needs, including networks and operating systems.
- Identify and resolve technical problems using troubleshooting techniques.