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 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
3 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
ITE 170 Multimedia Software 3
ITN 100 Introduction to Telecommunications 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3
2, 4MTH 261 Applied Calculus I 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
5CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
Choose One
6ITP 120 Java Programming I 4
6ITP 132 C++ Programming I
7 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
8 Physical or Life Science Elective w/ Lab 4
Total 14
4th Semester
7 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ITD 256 Advanced Database Management 3
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 3
8 Physical or Life Science Elective w/ Lab 4
3 Social/Behavioral Science 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
2MTH
161
3
SDV
100
1
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3
3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ENG
112
3
ITE
170
3
ITN
100
3
ITP
100
3
2, 4MTH
261
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
5CST
110
3
Choose One
6ITP
120
4
6ITP
132
7
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/ Lab
8
4
Total 14
4th Semester
7
3
ITD
256
3
PC Hardware and OS Architecture
ITE
221
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/ Lab
8
4
Social/Behavioral Science 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 121, or HIS 122. Other HIS courses may be taken after consultation with an academic advisor.

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

Students planning to transfer should contact their academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

7 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.