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Information Technology

 

Overview AAS Degree College Certificate
Technical Core/
Electives
A+ Skill Set
(Articulated/Transfer Credit)

 
Overview

The Information Technology (IT) program provides a technical education at an Associate of Applied Science degree level.  Its broad based curriculum offers instruction in, and practical application of, a variety of technical concepts and practices.  The courses in the program include: Management Information Systems; PC Repair and Troubleshooting; Operating Systems; Networking; Programming Language; Designing a Web page; Internship or Capstone; and Business Applications of Computers.

(For more information, contact Seyed Mirkhani, Academic Program Director for Business Technologies, at 1-877-982-2322; or 304-434-8000.)

Successful completion of the IT program will allow graduates to enter the workforce at the technician level, prepared to

  • troubleshoot, service and repair computers
  • interface hardware/software
  • operating systems
  • design websites
  • database management
  • analyze systems used in industry and business.

Graduates are qualified for employment opportunities in:

  • PC Maintenance
  • ‘Help Desk’ and Technical Support
  • Database Administration
  • Network Administration
  • Web page Design
  • Business Applications of Computers.

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Information Technology:Associate in Applied Science Degree
(60 Semester Hours)
Program Implementation: Full-time Day
Recommended Course Sequence 

First Year—Fall Semester

First Year Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

IT

180

PC Repair and Troubleshooting

3

BUS

101

Introduction to Business

3

BUS

203

Communications in Business OR

3

CIS

154

Management Information Systems

3

ENL

102

English Composition II

(3)

ENL

101

English 101

3

CIS

121

Database Management Software

3

Elective

Math Elective (100 level or higher)

3

SSC

147

Understanding Human Diversity

3

 

IT

134

Networking Fundamentals

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

Second Year—Fall Semester

Second Year—Spring Semester

Dept.

 

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs

CIS

119

Spreadsheet Software

3

IT

278

IT Internship OR

3

IT

181

Operating Systems

3

IT

276

IT Capstone

(3)

IT

Elective

IT Elective

3

Elective

IT Elective

3

Elective

IT Elective

3

IT

IT Programming Elective

3

Elective

Science Elective

3

CIS

133

Designing a Web Page

3

 

 

 

Elective

IT Elective

3

Total Semester Hours

 15

Total Semester Hours

15

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Information Technology Certificate (30 Credit Hours)
Program Implementation:  Full-time Day  

 Upon successful completion of the Information Technology certificate program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Design an interactive website
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on the PC’s hardware
  • Manage data using database software
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge regarding information systems

First Year—Fall Semester

First Year—Second Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

Elective

Information Technology Core / Electives

6

BUS

101

Introduction to Business

3

IT

180

PC Repair and Troubleshooting

3

CIS

154

Management Information Systems

3

CIS

121

Database Management Software

OR

3

ENL 101 English Composition I 3 CIS 119 Spreadsheet Software (3)

Elective

Information Technology Core / Electives

3

CIS

133

Designing a Web Page

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

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Information Technology Core/Electives (Select 9 Credits)

Course Title Credit Hours

CIS 119 – Spreadsheet Software

3

IT 134 – Networking Fundamentals

3

IT 181 – Operating Systems

3

IT 192 – Introduction to Programming in Visual Basic

3

IT 194 – Introduction to Programming Java

3

IT 210 – Networking I

3

IT 215 – Networking II         

3

IT 228 – Systems Analysis and Design

3

IT 269 – Project Management  

3

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Skill Set – Information Technology (Articulated/Transfer Credit)

Students who have completed A+ Certification elsewhere prior to beginning their coursework at Eastern, may request up to 6 articulated credit hours if they pass the industry standard certification test. (For details, contact Seyed Mirkhani, Academic Program Director for Business Technologies, at 1-877-982-2322; or 304-434-8000.)

Information Technology:  A+*

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

IT

180

PC Repair and Troubleshooting

3

IT

181

Operating Systems

3

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to:

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on the personal computer
  • Install and troubleshoot programs
  • Secure personal computer and local area network
  • Troubleshoot printer and scanner

 

Gainful Employment Information:

A.A.S. Progam (full time ['normal']/4 semesters):

  • Job Titles for which program prepares students: Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • SOC Code: 11-3021  
  • 1 Occupational Information Network (O*NET) URLhttp://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3021.00        
  • On-time completion rate: 0%
    • # students who completed program 2010-2011: 1
    • # students completed within ‘normal’ time: 0
  • 2 Placement Rate: 100% (All graduates)
  • Median Loan Amounts per Student: $0.00 
  • Program Costs per year (2 semesters):
  • Books and supplies   $1200
  • Personal                         1850
  • 3Room and board          3000
  • Tuition and fees             2184
  • Transportation                250

1 The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. It provides information relating to:

  • The nature of the work and the activities involved for these jobs
  • the kinds of tools and technology associated with the work
  • the skills, knowledge and abilities usually required for these jobs
  • the training and education usually required for these jobs
  • the values, work styles and interests that lend themselves to success in these jobs
  • the wage and employment trends in these fields on both the national and state levels

*Please note: Completion rates are based solely on a small sample of Eastern students that includes only those who were enrolled as first-time full time freshman. The majority of Eastern students enroll as part-time students. Part-time students and those required to enroll in developmental studies, take longer to complete the programs as presented in the College Catalog.

2Placement Rate calculated on total number of program graduates  working in a field related to degree or certificate completed.

3Eastern currently offers no dormitory or meal contracts, so these room and board expenses are average estimated area costs.

Certificate Progam (full time ['normal']/2 semesters):

  • Job Titles for which program prepares students: Computer Support Specialists
  • SOC Code: 15-1041  
  • 1 Occupational Information Network (O*NET) URL: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1041.00      
  • On-time completion rate: 0%
    • # students who completed program 2010-2011: 2
    • # students completed within ‘normal’ time: 0
  • 2 Placement Rate: 2 graduates, both continuing education  
  • Median Loan Amounts per Student: $0.00
  • Program Costs per year (2 semesters):
  • Books and supplies   $1200
  • Personal                         1850
  • 3Room and board          3000
  • Tuition and fees             2184
  • Transportation                2500

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