Information Technology, A.S.

Program Description

The Associate of Science degree in Information Technology (IT) will prepare students for basic entry-level job opportunities such as help desk administrator.  Students will learn to apply their skills to real world problems arising in various settings, as they master new technological techniques. This applied approach will motivate IT majors to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to solve complex organizational problems using technology. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment and/or continuing on to a Bachelor of Science degree in IT.

Program Curriculum

60 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

AS in Information Technology Requirements

CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
IT 1200A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
IT 2300Database Design & Management3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
IT 2700Information Security3
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)4

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Minimum B- grade in required 1000-2000 courses; Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA) 4
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming 3
IT 2400 Intro to Networking 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
Elective 1
2nd Year
Fall Semester
IT 2500 Cloud Computing 3
IT 2300 Database Design & Management 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
Elective 3
Spring Semester
IT 1200 A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS 3
IT 2700 Information Security 3
General Education (Life Science) 3
General Education (Physical Science) 3
General Education (Lab) 1
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Total Hours60

Associates in Information Technology Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Administer computing resources to support organizational needs, including networks, operating systems, and security configurations.
  2. Identify and resolve technical problems using troubleshooting techniques.
  3. Explain ethical and legal issues impacting information technology.