Nov 24, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, AAS


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Program Description

The Information Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills to install, administer, and troubleshoot networks. The students will learn about the installation and troubleshooting of network operating systems, cabling, Cisco routers and switches, security, and wireless and other LAN/WAN technologies.

Students gain preparation and are encouraged to take industry certification exams such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, CompTIA Security+, CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). The college provides discounted vouchers for CompTIA certification exams.

Program Goals

  • Graduates will understand the basic concepts and terminology associated with today’s Information Technology (IT) business and industry.
  • Graduates will understand how to apply the information technology and data communication skills they have learned in classrooms/labs in the workforce they enter.
  • Graduates will be able to use various computer application software and programs to perform basic IT-related business tasks.
  • Graduates will understand how to diagnose, troubleshoot and manage IT and data communication issues encountered in businesses and industry.
  • Graduates will learn how to communicate orally and document technically using various modes of communications.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of  the Information Technology program, students will be able to do the following:

  • Troubleshoot and solve various IT issues encountered in regular businesses by using diagnostic software and technical knowledge base.
  • Explain terminology, rules, and practices regarding common IT issues and their proper solutions.
  • Observe and apply basic safety rules and procedures related to information technology software and hardware.
  • Demonstrate proper communication and customer service skills upon entering the workforce.
  • Design, implement, maintain scalable, resilience and available network, including physical and cloud base data centers.

Specific Degree Requirements


Students wishing to earn an Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 45


Total Credit Hours: 60



 

Degree Plan - Fall Start - Lafayette Campus


CTS: System Support Technician Total: 18


Total: 15


Semester 3 - Summer


Total: 12


Semester 4 - Fall⁵


Total: 15


AAS: Information Technology Total Credits: 60


 A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

CTS: Network Administrator is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: INTE 1100, 1110, 1200, 2010, 2110, 2111, and an INTE Elective.

CTS: System Analyst is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: INTE 1100, 1110, 1200, 2010, 2020, 2033.

 

 

Degree Plan - Spring Start - Lafayette Campus


CTS: System Support Technician Total: 18


Total: 12


Semester 3 - Fall


Total: 15


Semester 4 - Spring⁵


Total: 15


AAS: Information Technology Total Credits: 60


A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

CTS: Network Administrator is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: INTE 1100, 1110, 1200, 2010, 2110, 2111, and an INTE Elective.

CTS: System Analyst is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: INTE 1100, 1110, 1200, 2010, 2020, 2033.

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