The Associate of Science in Computer Technology provides practical knowledge and skills designed to 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 Security+ and 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 and entry-level careers 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.

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
PHIL200Introduction to Ethics3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
World Music and Cultures
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
COMM211Social Media and Society3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Intercultural Communication
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
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)
HIST270History of Science3
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
Interpersonal Communications
Introduction to Computer Science
Advanced Productivity Applications
Fundamentals of Programming
Web Development Fundamentals
Introduction to Web Analytics
Total Semester Hours15

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

ITCC298Computer Technology Intermediate Capstone3
Total Semester Hours3

Elective Requirements (12 semester hours)

Students must complete 12 semester hours comprised of lower (100-200) level courses not taken to fulfill the requirements listed above. Additional general education courses may be taken to fulfill elective requirements.12
Total Semester Hours12