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    Jul 19, 2018  
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog

Information Technology - Information Systems Support, A.A.S. (A25590IS)


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The Information Systems Support track is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information.

Coursework will develop a student's ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware and software in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, software applications, and technical support.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with business, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use of terminology in relation to information systems support.
  2. Identify legal, ethical, social, and security issues related to information systems support.
  3. Communicate technical issues related to information systems support.
  4. Utilize current application packages and operating systems.
  5. Identify the interrelationship between hardware, application packages, and system software.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Information Technology-Information Systems Support Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.

FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Total Program Hours: 76


Note(s):


Major course credits earned over five (5) years ago will not apply toward an Associate Degree in Information Technology.

Students may complete up to three (3) hours credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

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