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Information Systems and Technology, A.S.

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The two-year pre-major AS in Information Systems and Technology program provides training for students seeking to complete general education requirements and develop foundational skills in programming, database, web application design, system administration, computer architecture, data communication, and security. Graduates of this program obtain temporary employment and pursue a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems or Information Technology for more advanced education.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research  3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
 or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness  (2.0)  
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
  Biology Distribution 3
  Physical Science Distribution 3
  An Additional Biology or Physical Science Course 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 24 Credits
  INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
  INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
or CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (3.0)  
  INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
  INFO 2420 Web Application Design 3
  IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
  IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
or CS 2600 Computer Networks I (3.0)  
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 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 course 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 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for life 2
IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/ UNIX 3
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
SOC/ Beh Distribution 3
History Distribution  3
INFO 1200 or CS 1400
Computer Programming or Fundamentals of Programming 3
IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities Distribution 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
IT 2600 or CS 2600
Data Communication Fundamentals or Computer Networks I 3
Fine Arts   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Distribution 3
Physical Science Distribution 3
Additional Bio/Phys 3
INFO 2420 Web Application Design 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60


Information Systems and Technology

The Information Systems and Technology department is in the   Scott M. Smith College of Engineering. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Information Systems and Technology department, visit their website.

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