Associate of Science in Information Systems

Program Overview

The Associate of Science degree program in Information Systems has been developed in response to a growing need for more qualified people in the field of information systems and is intended for those with a specific interest in the practical application of computer information in a business organization. The program prepares the student for entry-level employment positions within the Information Technology field, including, Technical Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, System Support Specialist, Server Support Specialist, Junior Network Storage Administrator, Junior Storage Administrator, Computer Technician, Junior Systems Engineer, Junior Security Analyst, Junior Network Analyst. Graduates are qualified to sit for industry-specific certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Associate of Science in Information Systems program are to:

  1. Equip students with the knowledge to evaluate the needs of an Information Technology infrastructure for an organization.
  2. Empower students to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet industry needs.
  3. Prepare students with the technical knowledge and critical-thinking skills needed for a career in information technology
  4. Help students to critically analyze and solve problems in unpredictable environments by applying technological skills in hardware, networking, security, cloud computing, database, web development, IT project management, and research.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Information Systems program will be prepared to:

  1. Analyze and design information systems and database applications solutions to achieve business or organizational goals.
  2. Implement a designed solution to solve business Information Systems (IS) problems using state-of-the-art IT techniques and application software.
  3. Think critically and apply the scientific method.
  4. Present technical solutions effectively
  5. Exhibit professional, legal, and ethical behavior.

Program Requirements

The Associate of Science in Information Systems degree program requires 60 credit hours for graduation. The curriculum includes 18 credit hours in general education coursework and, 42 credit hours in the core concentration. A full- time student following the suggested course sequencing will be able to complete the program in 2 – 3 years. Each semester is 15 weeks.

For more information, please download the College Catalog

PCT Catalog 2022-2023 – PDF