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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, A.S.

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Outcomes for Information Technology A.S. Degree



  • Identify/Utilize internal computer and laptop components 
    • Include CPU, power supply, RAM, storage, expansion cards, motherboard/main board, system cooling, BIOS


  • Understand and demonstrate the proper installation, configuration, and removal of common hardware components and peripherals
    • Includes all necessary operating system changes and driver installation


  • Identify/Utilize basic peripherals
    • Include printers, display devices, audio device, input & output devices
  • Compare and contrast common computer connector types
    • Include video, input/output, storage,  audio, network, power - AC & DC


  • Describe the importance and impact of various environmental and safety concepts
    • Include proper component disposal methods,  electrical hazards, device environmental concerns (i.e. temp), electrostatic discharge concepts


  • Compare and contrast the differences in the requirements of server grade hardware vs. workstation hardware
    • Including MTBF, tower case / rack mounting, blade servers/enclosures, RAID, hot-swap components


  • Compare and contrast server roles and the relevant hardware requirements
    • Include Web server, domain controller, file/print, email, database, infrastructure


  •  Evaluate and select appropriate components for a custom configuration, to meet customer specifications or needs.


  •  Install and deploy primary storage devices based on given specifications and interfaces


Operating Systems


  • Compare and contrast common Operating Systems and their functions and features
  • Include  open source and commercial


  • Basic functions of an operating system


    • Interface between user and machine
    • Coordination of hardware components
    • Provides environment for software to function
    • Monitors system health and functionality
    • Displays structure / directories for data management


  • Virtualization
    • Physical machine vs. virtual machine
    • Purpose of virtual machines
    • Resource, Emulator, Security, and Network requirements


  • Explain the basic methods of utilizing an operating system
    • Including executing programs, difference between shortcuts and files, manipulating files, navigate a file structure


  • Basic installation and configure of an operating system using the most appropriate method
    • Understand and utilize command line utilities
    • Demonstrate an understanding of patch management


  • Explain the differences between a workgroup and a domain / directory services


  • Utilize GUI utilities for OS management and support
    • Including remote desktop and  Microsoft Management Console, Task Manager


  • Compare and contrast the differences in the requirements of  a sever O/S deployment vs. a workstation installation
    • Including variations in file system, data partitions, file system configuration, user accounts, redundancy, security policies


  •  Compare and contrast server roles and requirements
    • Include Web server, domain controller, file/print, email, database, infrastructure


  • Describe comprehensive performance monitoring
    • Include baseline, trending, and failure detection




  • Identify, install, utilize, and troubleshoot common programs, or applications.

           Types

    • Productivity
      • Word processing
      • Spreadsheets 
      • Basic database 
      • Presentation
      • Personal Information Manager
    • Collaboration
      • Online workspace
      • Document storage/sharing
      • Instant messaging 
      • Email
    • Utility
      • Remote desktop
      • Anti-malware
      • firewalls
      • Diagnostic/maintenance 
      • Compression
    • Specialized 
      • CAD
      • Graphic design
      • Medical
      • Scientific
      • Financial
  • Open source vs. commercial

Information Technology, A.S.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 61

2-Year Plan

Total Credits Required: 61

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