Information Technology, A.S.

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

This curriculum is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in information technology.

Transfer Information

Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements, please consult a counselor or academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation Information

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 4 units of mathematics (Algebra I-II, geometry and precalculus); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

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
1HIS   Elective 3
Choose One
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy
2MTH 161 PreCalculus I OR Higher 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Technology
3   Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2, 4MTH 261 Applied Calculus I 3
5   Technical Elective 1 3
5   Technical Elective 2 3
5   Technical Elective 3 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
6CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
5   Programming Elective 4
7   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
8   Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total 14
4th Semester
5   Technical Elective 4 3
5   Technical Elective 5 3
7   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
 8   Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
 3   Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 61
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
  Elective
1HIS
3
Choose One
ITE
115
3
Information Literacy
ITE
119
PreCalculus I OR Higher
2MTH
161
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to Information Technology
SDV
101
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ENG
112
3
2, 4MTH
261
3
  Technical Elective 1
5
3
  Technical Elective 2
5
3
  Technical Elective 3
5
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
6CST
110
3
  Programming Elective
5
4
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
7
3
  Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
8
4
Total 14
4th Semester
  Technical Elective 4
5
3
  Technical Elective 5
5
3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
7
3
  Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
 8
4
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
 3
3
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 61

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

1 Select from HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121,or HIS 122. 

2 Credit will not be awarded for both Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261 and MTH 263. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262 and MTH 264.

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

4  Students with a qualifying placement test score may wish to take MTH 261 rather than MTH 263. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261 and MTH 263.

5 Choose Technical Electives based on your target transfer school. Please work with an advisor to determine the most appropriate electives.

Technical Electives 1-5: ACC 211, ACC 212, BUS 100, BUS 224, ITD 256, ITE 140, ITE 221, ITN 100, ITN 101, ITN 106, ITN 107, ITN 171, ITN 257, ITN 260, ITN 261, MTH 245, MTH 262.  Programming Elective: ITP 120, ITP 132, ITP 220, ITP 150, ITN 262. 

Students should consult an academic advisor to select the CST appropriate course.

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

8 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121-ENV 122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, excluding NAS 161-NAS 162, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.