The Associate of Science in Computer Technology provides practical knowledge and skills designed to help prepare you for technical positions in information and related computer industries, regardless of your background. Pursuing this degree will afford you the opportunity to complement your mandatory industry certifications, such as CompTIA Security+® and CompTIA A+®, with a degree. The program covers a variety of core subjects to include soft skills in human relations, basic computing, web development fundamentals, productivity applications, and programming essentials. Additional electives allow you to choose from dozens of specific courses in order to advance your knowledge and skills in the information technology arena. Successful completion of this online program helps prepare you for a bachelor’s degree in the computer and information technology field.

After completing this associate degree in computer technology, you may consider pursuing your Microsoft Office® Specialist (MOS) Excel and Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW®) certifications. Please view course descriptions for complete details.

CompTIA Security+® is a registered trademark of the Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.

CompTIA A+® is a registered trademark of the Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.

Microsoft Office® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

CIW® is a registered trademark of Certification Partners, LLC.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Explain the value of using effective interpersonal skills to communicate and collaborate.
  • Identify computing requirements appropriate to solve problems.
  • Build a basic computer system using appropriate hardware and software technologies.
  • Apply current techniques, skills, and tools for application use and web development.
  • Demonstrate the use of technology in an assigned project.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required15
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements12
Total Semester Hours60

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
STEM270Thinking and Acting Ethically3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Arabic I
Arabic II
Art Appreciation
Survey of Photography
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop®
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Literature of American Encounters, Revolution, and Rebellion
From Abolition to #MeToo: Literature of the American Civil Rights Movement
Pivotal Figures in Early British Literature
British Literature from Wordsworth through the Wasteland
Leadership in World Literature: Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Literature of the Newly Globalized World: The Individual’s Struggle to Adapt
Music Appreciation
Jazz and Rock
World Music and Cultures
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to the Study of Religion
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
STEM280Exploring Society and Cultures via Science Fiction3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
World Archaeology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Forgotten America--Under Represented Cultures in American Literature
Introduction to Political Science
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Death and Dying
Race & Religion
Hope and Resilience
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
ITCC231Introduction to Information Technology Writing3
History (3 semester hours)
STEM185The History and Context of STEM3
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences (3 semester hours)
STEM100Introduction to STEM Disciplines3
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (15 semester hours)

Select 5 courses from the following:15
Human Relations
Introduction to Computer Science
Advanced Productivity Applications
Fundamentals of Programming
Web Development Fundamentals
IT Project Management
Total Semester Hours15

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

ITCC298Computer Technology Intermediate Capstone3
Total Semester Hours3

Elective Requirements (12 semester hours)

Select any courses comprised of lower (100-200) level courses not already taken to fulfill the requirements listed above. Additional general education courses may be taken to fulfill elective requirements.12
Total Semester Hours12