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Information Technology, Associate of Science Degree

Banner Code: 3_AS_INFOT

Control Number: 20378

Financial Aid Eligible


This program provides students with a solid background in the field of information technology and computer networking. The program courses help students prepare for entry-level information technology positions, such as Network Administrator, Information Technology Support Specialist, and Computer Systems Analyst. Topics include computer networking fundamentals, computer and network security, introductory programming, server administration, and security policies and procedures. The program courses emphasize hands-on and technical writing assignments to help students develop in-demand skills for the information technology workforce.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve problems with networking hardware and software.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with various software packages to solve common networking problems to design and implement a workable solution.
  3. Build and maintain secure networks.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — AA/AS Local Degree GE: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
CST C104IT Fundamentals3
CST C110Computer Hardware and Software (A+ Essentials)4
CST C128Computer Networking Principles (Network+)3
CST C158Contemporary Operating Systems (Server+)3
CYBR C101Introduction to Cybersecurity3
CIS C157Introduction to Python Programming3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
SQL Server Design and Implementation
MD-100: Windows 10
Configuring Windows Devices
Linux Operating System Principles (Linux+)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Foundations
CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (ITN)
CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
Wireless Networking
Introduction to Red Hat Linux Administration
Red Hat System Administration 2
Red Hat System Administrator 3
Amazon Web Services Architect Associate
Amazon Web Services Cloud Operations Associate
Amazon Web Services Cloud Developer
Systems Analysis and Design
Units Required for Major25
Requirement Units
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC pattern Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60