Information Technology (AS)
We live in a computerized and networked society. Supporting these computers and networks offers a wide job market with a variety of locations and environments. Technology is driving businesses and governments today, especially health care, financial services, public utilities, sales, and mining and manufacturing. Individuals own personal computers, tablets, smartphones and home networks, and a wide variety of other computerized devices. Computer specialists will require technical skills to work with computers, networks and devices; and communications skills to work with employers, co-workers and end-users.
The IT student at SBC will develop a firm foundation in Information Technology to prepare for employment and/or for seeking a baccalaureate degree. This program will prepare students to enter into the world of work with the most commonly accepted IT certifications; CompTIA’s A+ for IT technicians, Cisco CCNA, and Cisco CCT. The courses offered at SBC are standardized with the North Dakota University System’s common course numbering system, preparing students to transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning for more advanced degrees.
- The student will demonstrate the applications of computer information systems and fundamental computer concepts.
- The student will:
- configure and enhance the hardware and software of a computer to optimize computer performance.
- install internal and external options and devices.
- utilize tools, hardware components, and hardware/software interfacing to troubleshoot computer problems.
- The student will:
- plan and implement a technical solution for networking in small business environment.
- create IP addressing plans for a small network and implement a network equipment upgrade.
- The student will investigate issues and/or solve problems using current topics in computing as well as application of industry trends.
- The student will understand the following as related to Python:
- how to construct user interfaces for simple programs, and design functional systems.
- analyze and construct effective and efficient algorithms and appropriate control structure effectively use software development tools including editors, compilers, and libraries.
- The student can apply knowledge and skills to wide range of information technology careers.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL 110||Composition I||3|
|ENGL 120||Composition II||3|
|COMM 110||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|MATH 102||Intermediate Algebra||4|
|PSYC 100||First Year Learning Experience||3|
|SOC 120||Transitions-Graduation & Beyond||2|
|NAS 101||Ochethi Sakowin Language for Beginners||3|
|or NAS 103||Introduction to Ochethi Sakowin Language, Culture & History|
|CSCI 101||Introduction to Computers||3|
|Humanities or Social & Behavioral Science|
|Select one course from: Arts, English, History, Humanities, Music, Native American Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology||3|
|Select two one-hour courses or any one two-hour course||2|
|Select one four-hour laboratory science course||4|
|CIS 128||Microcomputer Hardware I||3|
|CIS 129||Microcomputer Hardware II||3|
|CIS 141||Introduction to Cybersecurity||3|
|CIS 164||Networking Fundamentals I||4|
|CIS 165||Networking Fundamentals II||4|
|CIS 185||Introduction to Programming with Python||3|
|CIS 212||Operating Systems Client||3|
|CIS 215||Implementing a Server Environment||3|
|CIS 297||Computer Information Science Internship||3|
|CSCI 133||Database Concepts I (SQL)||3|
|Information Technology Electives|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Enterprise Networking, Security, & Automation|
|Creating Web Pages|
|Introduction to GIS/GPS|
Computer Science Elective