Information Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science

The B.A.S. Information Technology degree prepares students to gain long-term career positions in the fields of information technology or technology management.  Students have the opportunities to gain knowledge of advanced concepts of technology in the areas of computer networking, Linux operating systems, computer programming, network security, database administration, web development, and hardware maintenance, as well as the managerial experience to oversee projects in each area.  Courses within the B.A.S. degree also prepare students to gain advanced certifications in managerial and technological subjects, giving students improved opportunities to gain beneficial employment assignments or land promotions within their current professions.

Area A: Essential Areas
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
Area B: Institutional Options
Beginning Fall 2022, incoming (entering) students with 29 hours or fewer college credits will take only a Perspectives course for their one-hour Area B credit.
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Health and Wellness Concepts
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Race and Ethnicity in America
PRSP Elective (See advisor)
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
Topics in Literature & Culture
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
MATH 1401Elementary Statistics3
Eight Credit Hours of Lab Science Electives:8
Astronomy of the Solar System
and Astronomy of Solar Sys. Lab
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
and Stellar & Galac. Astronomy Lab
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Science
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics *
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1500 CE
World Civilization since 1500
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Associate of Applied Science or Applied Technology Credits
Technology/Academic Electives (must be approved by department chair) *21
Required Courses (Grade of C or higher required)
BUSA 2201Fundamentals of Computer Appli3
CAPS 1140Microcomputer Operating System3
CAPS 1145Introduction to Networks3
CAPS 1152Linux3
CAPS 1270Switch, Route, Wireless Ess3
CAPS 1276Ent Net, Security, Automation3
Information Technology Core
ITEC 3251Linux II3
ITEC 3390Management of IS Security3
MGIS 3351Principles Mgmt Info Systems3
MGIS 3352Management Application Prog I3
MGIS 3353Management Applications Programming II3
MGIS 3356Database Management Systems3
MGIS 4360Databases: Big Data & Analyt3
MGIS 4701Systems Analysis & Design3
Major Electives
Choose 5 of the following courses.15
Communication for Prof Setting
IoT: Security
Cybersecurity Operations
Ethical Hacking
Python Programming
Special Topics in ITEC
Internships in ITEC
Independent Study MGIS
Principles of Management
Total Hours120

ECON 2105 should be taken in Area E or Technology/Academic Electives if student plans to take MNGT course(s) in the Major Electives.


CAPS 1101. Introduction to Computers. 2-2-3 Units.

A survey of computer-related topics; including the basic elements of a computer system, ways in which computers can be used, and their organizational and social impact. Hands-on experience with microcomputers using Microsoft Windows, data-management, and electronic-spreadsheet programs. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S,M)

CAPS 1140. Microcomputer Operating System. 2-2-3 Units.

An overview of operating system essentials for microcomputers, with emphasis on a current version of MS-Windows. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S)

CAPS 1145. Introduction to Networks. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.(F,S)

CAPS 1152. Linux. 3-0-3 Units.

Study of the Linux operating system, to include basic system operation and access, system installation and configuration, file system organization, file management and manipulation, shell usage, and system maintenance and security. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1211. Intro to RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

Students design, code, and test programs using the Report Program Generator (RPG) language. Programs written include report editing, mathematical operations, use of subroutines to support structured programming, IFs and case structures, and external and logical files.(As needed for Industry)

CAPS 1212. Advanced RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

A continuation of CAPS 1211. Programs written include file processing, interactive applications, tables and arrays, and subfiles. Review of RPG logic cycle.(As needed for Industry)

CAPS 1213. Control Lang Prog iSeries 400. 2-2-3 Units.

Introduces concept, purpose, uses, and implementation of Control Language (CL) programming. Emphasis is on CL syntax and interactive and batch programs in the iSeries environment.(As needed for Industry)

CAPS 1216. Database/Interactive Applicati. 3-2-4 Units.

This course involves Database design; queries; application development in a database environment. Students receive hands-on experience with a rational database package.(As needed for Industry)

CAPS 1240. Advanced Topics in CAPS. 3-0-3 Units.

Selected topics in the use of the computer based on current needs and trends; for example, an in-depth exploration of an operating system or an introduction to a programming language not currently taught. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270.

CAPS 1270. Switch, Route, Wireless Ess. 3-0-3 Units.

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.(F,S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1275. Comp Syst/Networking Security. 3-0-3 Units.

An introduction to communication security in computer systems and networks. Both information flow and information integrity policies will be considered. Topics include: authentication, protection, security models, cryptography, application, hacker tools and public policy, along with case studies.(Offered as needed)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1276. Ent Net, Security, Automation. 3-0-3 Units.

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.(F,S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270.

CAPS 1277. Connecting Networks. 3-0-3 Units.

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.(F,S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1276.

CAPS 2278. CCNA Security. 3-0-3 Units.

This course provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. This course is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270.