B.A.A.S. in Information Technology

Note: This degree is pending approval by our regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges. Contact the Associate Provost for additional information regarding the status of our regional accreditation.

The B.A.A.S. in Information Technology is a transfer pathway for students with an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students may complete the program by obtaining credit for the relevant program coursework, up to 33 hours, for certifications, non-academic training in the field, and industry training. 

Degree Requirements

General Education 1
Communication-010
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Mathematics-0203
Life and Physical Sciences-0306
Language, Philosophy, and Culture-0403
Creative Arts-0503
American History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Government and Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-0803
Component Area Option-090
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Occupational Specialization 233
Major
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
Upper-Level Computer Information Systems Electives (3000 or 4000)15
Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.

2

For the Occupational Specialization credits, students must have a minimum of 12 semester credit hours consisting of technical, vocational, and military training and may include academic electives to complete the maximum allowable 33 semester credit hours.

Course Schedule Information

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Completion of the program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to orally communicate effectively on technical and non-technical subjects in information technology
  2. Demonstrate the ability to write effectively on technical and non-technical subjects in information technology
  3. Work well independently and as a part of diverse teams 
  4. Evaluate the implications of an ethical dilemma from a variety of ethical frameworks/perspectives and produce a well-reasoned resolution
  5. Analyze business requirements and design appropriate Information technology solutions
  6. Identify and evaluate Information technology solutions for business situations and select optimal solutions to meet the organization’s needs
  7. Demonstrate an ability to apply general knowledge and skill related to data communications and infrastructure solutions to an organization's Information technology needs
  8. Demonstrate an ability to apply general knowledge and skills related to software application solutions to an organization’s Information technology needs
  9. Demonstrate an ability to apply general knowledge and skills related to database solutions to an organization's Information technology needs