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Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

Requirements

The two-year AAS in Information Systems and Technology is designed to help students develop job-ready computer skills to meet today's industry needs. Students complete a foundational core in programming, database, web application design, data communication, and networking. After that, students select a specialization in either Information Systems or Information Technology to complete a focused set of courses to obtain more in-depth knowledge and skills for a variety of computer-related jobs. If planned carefully with an advisor, this program provides a smooth, stackable pathway to the B.S. in Information Systems degree or the B.S. in Information Technology degree at UVU.

Total Program Credits: 65

General Education Requirements:   17 Credits 
 ENGLISH    
  ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing  3
 MATHEMATICS  
  MATH 1050    College Algebra  4
or  Any higher Mathematics Course   
 HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE   
  Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution course. ( ENGL 2310 recommended for BS in Information Technology degree future students.)  3
 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE   
  Social/Behavioral Science ( CJ 1010 recommended for BS Information Technology degree future students with the Computer Forensics and Security emphasis. ECON 2020 recommended for BS Information Systems degree future students.)  3
 BIOLOGY OR PHYSICAL SCIENCE   
  ( PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2015 recommended for BS Information Technology degree future students; any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course for BS Information Systems degree future students.)  3
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH/SAFETY OR ENVIRONMENT   
  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment Course ( HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 recommended for BS in Information Technology future students or Information Systems degree future students.)  1
Discipline Core Requirements:   21 Credits
Written Communication Requirement:  
  ENGL 2010   Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences  3
or  ENGL 2020   Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology   (3.0)    
Math Requirement: 3
  STAT 2050    Introduction to Statistical Methods   (4.0)    
or  MGMT 2340    Business Statistics I   (3.0)    
Core Requirements:  
  INFO 1120    Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals  3
  INFO 1200    Computer Programming I for IS/IT  3
  INFO 2410    Database Fundamentals  3
  IT 2600    Data Communication Fundamentals  3
or  CS 2600    Computer Networks I   (3.0)    
  IT 2700    Information Security Fundamentals  3
Elective Requirements:   27 credits
Choose 27 credits from either the Information Systems group or the Information Technology group. See department advisor to select classes if plan to obtain BS in IT degree in the future.  27
INFORMATION SYSTEMS   
  ACC 2010    Financial Accounting   (3.0)    
  ACC 2020    Managerial Accounting   (3.0)    
  GEOG 3600    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems   (4.0)    
  IM 2600    Spreadsheet Applications   (3.0)    
  INFO 2200    Computer Programming II for IS/IT   (3.0)    
  INFO 2420    Web Application Design   (3.0)    
  INFO 3130    Introduction to Applied Data Analytics   (3.0)    
  INFO 3410    Database Systems and Warehousing   (3.0)    
  INFO 3420    Web Systems Development   (3.0)    
  INFO 3422    PHP Web Application Development   (3.0)    
  INFO 3700    Health Informatics Fundamentals   (3.0)    
  INFO 3750    Healthcare Information Systems Applications   (3.0)    
  MKTG 2200    Written Business Communication   (3.0)    
  MGMT 3000    Organizational Behavior   (3.0)    
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  
  INFO 2200    Computer Programming II for IS/IT   (3.0)    
  INFO 2420    Web Application Design   (3.0)    
  INFO 3410    Database Systems and Warehousing   (3.0)    
  INFO 3420    Web Systems Development   (3.0)    
  INFO 3422    PHP Web Application Development   (3.0)    
  IT 1510    Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX   (3.0)    
  IT 1600    Computer Architecture and Systems Software   (3.0)    
  IT 2400    Voice and Data Cabling Fundamentals   (3.0)    
  IT 2530    Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client   (3.0)    
  IT 2800    Computer Forensic Fundamentals   (3.0)    
  IT 290R    Current Topics in Information Technology   (1.0)    
  IT 3510    Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX   (3.0)    
  IT 3530    Advanced System Administration--Windows Server   (3.0)    
  IT 3540    Mac OS and Server Support   (3.0)    
  IT 3600    Internetworking and Router Management   (3.0)    
  IT 3650    Information Storage and Management   (3.0)    
 
  
IT students need to take 6 credits in approved domain (see list of approved courses on the BS IT degree). Recommended to take 6 credits in the domain as electives if plan to complete BS in IT degree. If plan to obtain BS in Information Technology with Computer Forensics & Security emphasis, take CJ 1330 and CJ 2350 as domain classes. 

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 65 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with a minimum 2.5 GPA in all discipline core and elective courses with no grade lower than a "C-."
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Social and Behavioral Science 3
Physical Education/ Health/ Safety or Environment  1
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 16
Notes:  Students need to work with the department advisor to select either the Information Systems or Information Technology track for their GE, core, and electives. This plan is designed for students who intend to pursue a BS in Information Technology. See advisor for AAS plan if student intends to pursue BS in Information Systems.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
INFO 1200 Computer Programming 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 16
Notes:  Students need to work with the department advisor to select either the Information Systems or Information Technology track for their GE, core, and electives. This plan is designed for students who intend to pursue a BS in Information Technology. See advisor for AAS plan if student intends to pursue BS in Information Systems.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2010 College Physics I (Biology and Physical Science Distrib) 3
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes:  Students need to work with the department advisor to select either the Information Systems or Information Technology track for their GE, core, and electives. This plan is designed for students who intend to pursue a BS in Information Technology. IT students should also take PHYS 2015 Physics Lab. See advisor for AAS plan if student intends to pursue BS in Information Systems.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 2340 or
STAT 2050
Business Statistics or
Intro to Statistical Methods
3
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (Humanities Distribution) 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  Semester total: 18
Notes:  Students need to work with the department advisor to select either the Information Systems or Information Technology track for their GE, core, and electives. This plan is designed for students who intend to pursue a BS in Information Technology. IT students should also take PHYS 2015 Physics Lab. See advisor for AAS plan if student intends to pursue BS in Information Systems.
  Degree total: 65

Department

Name:

Information Systems & Technology

Location:

CS 601

Telephone:

801-863-8182

Email:

Cheryl.Levi@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/ist

Chair:

Keith Mulbery

Chair Email:

Keith.Mulbery@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers stackable degree programs to provide students with engaged learning opportunities to help students develop technical, communication, managerial, and lifelong -learning skills. The department’s programs prepare students for opportunities in information systems, information technology and security, information management, and education.

Vision Statement

The Information Systems and Technology Department will be the premier source of skilled information systems, information technology and security, information management, and business education professionals in the Intermountain Mountain region. This vision will be accomplished by:

  • Attracting well-qualified, motivated, and engaged students. 
  • Attracting and maintaining a skilled and highly trained, student-oriented faculty who are excellent teachers, applied scholars, and committed to serving the Institution.
  • Providing educational programs that are regionally and nationally recognized within the educational and professional communities, and technologically relevant to potential employers of graduates
 
 

Information Systems & Technology


  • Administrative Support:
    Cheryl Levi
  • Office: CS 601
  • Telephone: 801-863-8182
  • Email: Cheryl.Levi@uvu.edu

 

Advisors:


  • Julie Harps
  • Office: CS 635
  • Telephone: 801-863-8403
  • Email:  JHarps@uvu.edu


Program Coordinators:

Programs

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers one Certificate of Proficiency, two Certificates of Completion, two AAS degrees, two AS degrees, three Bachelor of Science degrees, one Graduate Certificate, and several minors. Programs include Information Management, Information Systems, Information Technology, Administrative Information Support/Management, and Business and Marketing Education.

Faculty have earned appropriate degrees, with over 44% holding doctorate degrees and 11% ABD. Faculty have worked full-time at UVU for an average of 11 years, with 7 full-time faculty who have worked at UVU over 17 years. This does not include teaching experience at other institutions or other employment. Industry experts in the field are hired as adjuncts to teach a variety of courses.


Information Systems & Technology Advisory Board:

Vance Checketts, High-Tech COO, EMC2; Andrea Hayhurst, VP of Business Technology, Nu Skin Enterprises; Kepi Heimuli, Field Services Utah/Idaho Team Leader, Zion's Management Services Company; Josh Hogan, Manager, Enterprise Data Management, Nu Skin Enterprises; Stanley Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Healthcare; Michael Stevens, Chief Information Officer, AccessData; Scott Lemon, President, HumanXtensions L.L.C.; Jared Mason, Business Intelligence Manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Lynne Yocom, ITS Fiber Optics Manager, State of Utah, Utah Dept. of Transportation.

Business/Marketing Education Advisory Board:

Sharon Codner, Teacher, Mountain View High School; Laura deShazo, Career & Technical Education Business Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education; Josie Reynaud, Payson High School, Nebo School District; Vickie Walker, Administrative Support IV, Information Technology, Utah Valley University

 
 

Faculty

John Anderson(2007)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., English, M.B.A., Strategy & Finance, University of Utah; Ph.D., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Nicholas Ball(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Finance, Idaho State University; MBA,

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Kimberly Bartholomew(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD) Computer Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University.

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Jan Bentley(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Marketing and Distributive Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems and Education, Utah State University.

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S. Cold(1991)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Physical Plant Administration, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D. (ABD), Technology Management (Digital Communication Systems), Indiana State University.

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Kodey Crandall(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; M.S. Instructional Technology; Utah State University.

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Basil Hamdan(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Accounting, M.B.A., MIS, East Carolina University; Ph.D., Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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George Hickman(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.F.A., Photography, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, San Diego State University.

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Richard Ivie(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



M.B.A., Marriott School of Management; B.S., Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Jorgensen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University; M.S., Information Systems, University of Utah.

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Cynthia Krebs(1988)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Business Education, Utah State University.

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Daniel McDonald(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Management Information Systems, Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona.

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C. Morrey(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Utah Valley University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Keith Mulbery(1994)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., M.Ed., Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Business Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Matthew North(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., History, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems, Utah State University; Ph.D., Education, West Virginia University.

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Pat Ormond(1984)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Data Processing, A.A.S., Accounting, Utah Technical College; B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Doreen Smith(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, B.S., Business Education, Southern Utah University; M.Ed., Professional-Technical & Technology Education, University of Idaho.

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Careers

Careers:  
Computer Support Specialist, Web Developer, Assistant Information Systems Analyst, Systems Specialist, IT Support, Programmer, Network Information Technician, QA Software Tester

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