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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: 63

General Education Requirements:   21 Credits 
 ENGLISH    
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing  3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
 MATHEMATICS  
  MATH 1050  College Algebra  4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
or  Any higher Mathematics Course   
 HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE   
  Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution course. 1  3
 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 2  3
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Value 3
 BIOLOGY OR PHYSICAL SCIENCE   
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course for BS Information Systems degree future students. 3 3
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH/SAFETY OR ENVIRONMENT   
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Discipline Core Requirements:   21 Credits
Written Communication Requirement:  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Math Requirement: 3
  STAT 2050  Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)    
or  MGMT 2340  Business Statistics I (3)    
Core Requirements:  
  INFO 1120  Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals  3
  INFO 1200  Computer Programming I for IS/IT  3
or CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (3)  
  INFO 2410  Database Fundamentals  3
  IT 2600  Data Communication Fundamentals  3
or  CS 2600  Computer Networks I (3)    
  IT 2700  Information Security Fundamentals  3
Elective Requirements:   21 credits
Choose 21 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. 21
INFORMATION SYSTEMS   
  ACC 2010  Financial Accounting (3)    
  ACC 2020  Managerial Accounting (3)    
  IM 2600  Spreadsheet Applications (3)    
  INFO 2200  Computer Programming II for IS/IT (3)    
  INFO 2420  Web Application Design (3)    
  IT 1200 Scripting for Administrators (3)  
  MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE (3)  
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  
  INFO 2200  Computer Programming II for IS/IT (3)    
  INFO 2420  Web Application Design (3)    
  IT 1200 Scripting for Administrators (3)  
  IT 1510  Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX (3)    
  IT 1600  Computer Architecture and Systems Software (3)    
  IT 2400  Voice and Data Cabling Fundamentals (3)    
  IT 2530  Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client (3)    
  IT 2800  Computer Forensic Fundamentals (3)    
  IT 290R  Current Topics in Information Technology (1)
 
 
  
IT students need to take 6 credits of 1000 or 2000 level IT courses, CJ 1330, or CJ 2350. It is recommended that students take 6 credits in the domain as electives if plan to complete BS in IT degree. 4

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 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.
footnotes:
1ENGL 2310 recommended for BS in Information Technology degree future students.
2CJ 1010 recommended for BS Information Technology degree future students with the Computer Forensics and Security emphasis. ECON 2010recommended for BS Information Systems degree future students.
3PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2015 recommended for BS Information Technology degree future students.
4If plan to obtain BS in Information Technology with Computer Forensics & Security emphasis, take CJ 1330 Criminal Law and CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence as domain classes. 

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 Academic Writing 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055
College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 4
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution  3
  Semester Total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010
Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
INFO 1200
Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
GROUP   3
GROUP   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. See advisor for AAS plan if student intends to pursue BS in Information Systems.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology or Physical Science
PHYS 2010 and 2015 recommended 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
GROUP   3
GROUP   3
GROUP   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
Business Statistics I 3
ENGL 2310   Technical Communication 3
GROUP   3
GROUP   3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097   2
PHIL 2050   3
  Semester Total: 17
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 63

Department

Information Systems and Technology

The Information Systems and Technology department is in the College of Engineering & Technology. To find the most up-to-date information from the Information Systems and Technology department, visit their website.

Information Systems and Technology department