Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor or counselor for further information.

Transfer Information

Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation Information

The student should possess a proficiency in high school English, high school algebra and geometry, and computer keyboarding skills.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 3
Choose One
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy
Choose One
ITN 100 Introduction to Telecommunications 3
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning OR Higher 3
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Technology 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
ITE 170 Multimedia Software 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3
1   IT Electives 6
Total 18
3rd Semester
ITD 256 Advanced Database Management 3
Choose One
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3
ITE 221 Personal Computer Hardware and OS Architecture
1   IT Electives 6
Total 16
4th Semester
3CST   Elective 3
1   IT Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 65
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
ITD
110
3
Choose One
Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITE
115
3
Information Literacy
ITE
119
Choose One
ITN
100
3
ITN
101
Quantitative Reasoning OR Higher
MTH
154
3
Orientation to Information Technology
SDV
101
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
ITE
170
3
ITN
170
3
ITN
260
3
ITP
100
3
  IT Electives
1
6
Total 18
3rd Semester
ITD
256
3
Choose One
Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
ITN
107
3
Personal Computer Hardware and OS Architecture
ITE
221
  IT Electives
1
6
Total 16
4th Semester
  Elective
3CST
3
  IT Elective
1
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 65

IT courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old, unless approved by academic dean.

1 The total of 15 credit hours of IT Electives must be met through any combination of IT courses (ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP) that are not already included in the degree.

2 Select from the following: ITP 112, ITP 120, ITP 130, ITP 132, ITP 136, ITP 150, or ITP 225.

Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

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