Information Technology

About This Program:

The AS in Information Technology program will educate students so that they have a command of basic programming, web design skills, and network systems, enabling them to thoughtfully participate in the decisions of the marketplace and thereby contribute to the professions, communities, and organizations to which they belong.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Information Technology Concentration Degree Requirements

What You Will Learn:

Desktop programming:

  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop an object-oriented program that uses the Java programming language.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop an object-oriented program that uses the Java Swing framework for its graphical user interface.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop an object-oriented program that uses the Java class library to read and write sequential text files.

Web programming:

  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop a website that uses Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for its content.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop a website that uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for its presentation.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop a website that uses JavaScript for its behavior.

Network Systems: 

  • Students who complete this program will be able to understand and describe the functions and interrelationships of network components, including security components. 
  • Students who complete this program will be able to understand, describe, and compare standard network layered architectures, including TCP/IP and the OSI model. 
  • Students who complete this program will be able to understand and describe network problem solving strategies and use basic network diagnostic tools.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to design, create, and document a network diagram that meets a given set of network requirements. 

Program Benefits:

Earning an AS degree in information technology will prepare students for employment opportunities and meet educational requirements for continuation towards a bachelor degree in computer science or information technology. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to transfer credits to a 4-year BA or BS degree program in computer science or information systems. Information technology degree majors consistently remain in the top careers with a wide variety of jobs in the computer industry.

Information Technology Occupational Outlook

Average Cost for Degree:

$14,112

 

Course Descriptions

 

Degree Program Coordinator:

Derrf Seitz, dseitz@gmc.edu

Business/Computer Information Systems Division Chair:

Tianna Marynell, tmarynell@gmc.edu