Feb 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog

Information Systems Technology, AAS


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Length: 63 credits

Purpose: Individuals who are seeking their first employment or those who wish to qualify for promotion in a present position or to another field, including self-employment, may benefit from this program. Students will learn to use a wide array of business- oriented computer software and choose specific courses to meet career goals. The program provides a base of general skills in information systems and gives the individual the option to specialize in a particular area or complete the degree with a more generalist tract. The program provides base skills in software applications, basic PC troubleshooting and repair, networking terminology, programming concepts, and Internet resources. Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared for immediate employment.

Employment Objectives: Completion of this program may lead to employment or career advancement in any of a wide variety of positions such as PC support technician, software specialist, helpdesk technician, or PC advisor. Graduates will be able to perform primary tasks and functions to include management of tasks, software operations, and basic problem solving.

Potential Certification: A student may elect to take a certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Excel.
  • CompTIA - A+, Network+.
  • Security +.
  • Certiport, Inc. - IC3.

Curriculum Requirements: Students must successfully complete all of the general education and program requirements listed below to be awarded this degree.

Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:

  • demonstrate minimum proficiency in General Education Skills which are defined as oral communication, written communication, mathematical/problem solving, scientific reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking;
  • demonstrate proficiency with computer hardware, software, operating systems, and business applications; and
  • demonstrate acceptable workplace skills, attitudes, and behaviors.

Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 48


Minimum Required for Degree: 63 Credits


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Advising Sheet Suggested Schedules: Courses in advising sheets are displayed under the semester in which the courses are regularly offered. It is possible that a course shown on the schedule for a particular semester may not be offered due to low enrollment or other factors.

Developmental Prerequisites  

NOTE: * These classes meet the requirements of the Computer Service Technician Career Studies Certificate 

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