Information Technology

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Information Technology (IT) is designed to provide students with general skills in information technology foundations, including but not limited to database design and management, cyber security, cloud technology, computer architecture, network architecture, scripting and programming, and operating systems. Students will be prepared to pursue a variety of occupations within the IT industry, such as Network or Database Administrators, IT Project Managers or Systems Analysts, and Cyber Security Specialists.

Details

Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Degree Type
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
Academic Plan
Information Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
9302
Total credits required
120
Catalog Year
2023-2024
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

The BAS in Information Technology is aligned to current Maricopa CCL and AAS awards and supports students seeking professional advancement.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of core IT foundation areas, the IT development life cycle, and current and emerging IT trends.
  2. Develop comprehensive project plans to improve business processes and eliminate security vulnerabilities.
  3. Apply appropriate ethical and legal guidelines when developing solutions for IT problems.
  4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills across all levels of the organization and to diverse audiences.
  5. Apply effective collaborative skills in diverse team environments.
  6. Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to address business or end user needs with IT solutions.
  7. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field.

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$151,490

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2022.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Gateway course CS 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3
MAT14+ or
MAT15+ or
MAT187
College Mathematics or College Algebra/Functions or Precalculus OR Higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS111 or
ITS120
Ethics in Information Technology or Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues 3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I 3
CIS150 or
CIS150AB
Programming Fundamentals or Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Choose two (2) of the following courses for a total of six (6) credits. Recommend COM110 and COM225. SB or L 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks 3–4
CIS250 Management of Information Systems 3
ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing L 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS156 Python Programming: Level I 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
MST150EI or
MST150SV or
MST150WT
Configuring Windows 8 or Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration or Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows 10 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommend selecting a course that satisfies the Global [G] or Historical [H] awareness area. HU 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS215 Foundations of Data Analytics and Programming 3
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Choose two (2) of the following courses for a total of six (6) credits. Recommend COM110 and COM225. SB or L 3
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative SQ 4
GE General Elective 0–3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS350 Advanced Information Technology Management 4
CIS360 Data Analysis 4
CIS390 Network Management 4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommend selecting a course that satisfies the Global [G] or Historical [H] awareness area. HU 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS324 Information Technology Project Management 3
CIS376 Database Management and Security 4
CIS411 Ethics, Regulations, and Legal Issues in Information Technology 3
SB or
GE
Social-Behavioral Sciences or General Elective Complete a General Elective if SB has been met by two (2) of the following courses: COM100, COM110, or COM230 SB 3
GE General Elective 0–3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS470 Enterprise Cyber Security 4
CIS475 Emerging Trends in Information Technology 4
GE General Elective 0–3
GE General Elective 0–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Gateway course CS 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
MAT14+ or
MAT15+ or
MAT187
College Mathematics or College Algebra/Functions or Precalculus OR Higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS150 or
CIS150AB
Programming Fundamentals or Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS111 or
ITS120
Ethics in Information Technology or Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues 3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS119DO or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Choose two (2) of the following courses for a total of six (6) credits. Recommend COM110 and COM225. SB or L 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks 3–4
ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing L 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS250 Management of Information Systems 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommend selecting a course that satisfies the Global [G] or Historical [H] awareness area. HU 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS156 Python Programming: Level I 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MST150EI or
MST150SV or
MST150WT
Configuring Windows 8 or Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration or Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows 10 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4

Term 11

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 11
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS215 Foundations of Data Analytics and Programming 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Choose two (2) of the following courses for a total of six (6) credits. Recommend COM110 and COM225. SB or L 3

Term 12

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 12
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative SQ 4

Term 13

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 13
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS350 Advanced Information Technology Management 4
CIS360 Data Analysis 4

Term 14

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 14
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
CIS390 Network Management 4

Term 15

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 15
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS324 Information Technology Project Management 3
CIS411 Ethics, Regulations, and Legal Issues in Information Technology 3
GE General Elective 0–3

Term 16

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 16
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS376 Database Management and Security 4
SB or
GE
Social-Behavioral Sciences or General Elective Complete a General Elective if SB has been met by two (2) of the following courses: COM100, COM110, or COM230 SB 3
GE General Elective 0–3

Term 17

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 17
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS470 Enterprise Cyber Security 4
CIS475 Emerging Trends in Information Technology 4

Term 18

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 18
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GE General Elective 0–3
GE General Elective 0–3

General Electives

Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 120 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=175643).

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