Associate in Science Degree
(64 Credit Hours)
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in positions such as a PC support technician, help desk technician, user support analyst, applications system analyst, information systems specialist, technical support analyst, computer information manager, user support supervisor, computer systems analyst, customer service representative, computer operator, computer repair technician, computer sales person, help desk office supervisor, office systems support specialist, software tester, software trainer or user support specialist in information technology.
The content includes but is not limited to microcomputer-oriented operating procedures, software applications packages and hardware in order to devise efficient methods to manage a microcomputer-based work environment, develop new systems to meet projected needs, select and install information technology equipment, troubleshoot information technology equipment, and manage and support information technology users.
Program Entrance Requirements
To be admitted to the Computer Information Administrator Program, a student must have:
- Achieved a level of mathematics proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into +MAC 1105 or higher, as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF);
- Achieved a level of English and reading proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into ENC 1101 or higher, as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at SCF; and
- Successfully completed Computer Information Systems (CGS 1000 ) with a grade of “C” or better.
Subtotal Credit Hours: 18
Subtotal Credit Hours: 46
** A grade of “C” or better must be attained for all courses for this degree/specializations.
+ Effective Fall 2013, no new students are being accepted into an A.A.S. degree program. Students currently enrolled will have two years (Summer 2015) to complete the A.A.S. specific requirements of the program. The only difference of the A.A.S. from the A.S. curriculum for this particular program is that of one math course MAT 1033 or MAD 2104 .
This program will require some or all classes to be taken at one campus location. Contact the program director for specific details.
Articulated credit from a technical institute/secondary school may be applicable. Contact the SCF associate vice president of corporate and community development for more information.
A related certificate also is offered. See certificate listing.