General Technology - Information Technology, AAS

  

Program Description

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.  


Program Curriculum

63 credits

General Education & Institutional Requirements

The required General Education courses for the Associate of Applied Science degree at Utah Tech include a course in English, Quantitative Reasoning and Human Relations. 

General Education Requirement
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (EN)3-4
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing (EN)
BUS 1370Human Relations3
or COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)
Complete one of the following: Quantitative Course
MATH 1010Intermediate Algebra4
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)4
Information Technology Emphasis Requirements
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
IT 1200A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
Information Technology Emphasis Electives (See Academic Advisor for elective course suggestions)17
Technical Specialty
Complete the following: 18-30 technical specialty credits 118-30

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 63 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  3. Grade of C or better earned in every course.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.

Graduation Plan

1st Year
HoursFall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Completion of 30 technical specialty credits130Quantitative Literacy (MATH 1010 or MATH 1050)4IT 25003
 ENGL 1010 or 1010D3-4CS 14103
 COMM 21103Electives 11
 CS 1400 (Prerequisite: MATH 1010 or equivalent placement score)3 
 Electives3 
 30 16-17 17
Total Hours 63-64

General Technology Information Technology Emphasis Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate technical specialty competencies by completing an articulated 900 hour ATC program.
  2. Administer computing resources to support organizational needs, including networks and operating systems.

  3. Identify and resolve technical problems using troubleshooting techniques.