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2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, AAS

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G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at https://brightpoint.edu/training-workforce/g3.


PURPOSE: The Information Technology (IT) two-year degree prepares students for entry-level jobs in IT. Jobs include computer support specialist, networking and security technician, and programmer. The curriculum allows students to gain an overall understanding of the IT field in addition to pursuing a particular track, which represents an area of interest or specialization. The seven tracks are: Cisco Network Administration, Computer Application Design, Cybersecurity, Network Security and Support, Computer Programming, Cloud Computing, and Management Information Systems.  This degree may be transferable to some four-year colleges. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a major in a career-technical area that takes two years for full-time students to complete. Many courses in the Tracks provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information. Many courses in the Tracks provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.brightpoint.edu/academics/transfer/

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email getstarted@brightpoint.edu for assistance. Continuing students should work with their faculty advisor on academic planning and graduation requirements.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Show knowledge and skills associated with the Open Systems Interconnection Model, layers, and functions.
  2. Communicate effectively in IT environments using research, writing, and presentation skills. ITE 290
  3. Apply networking protocols, standards, media, implementation, and support.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of program logic by creating flowcharts and structure charts.
  5. Model and design an information system.

Required Courses

IT Required Track Courses:

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 62-66


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

ITE 290 represents a one-credit internship that will focus on student’s particular track. Students must have completed all coursework or be concurrently completing coursework in present semester for graduation with advisor’s approval.

All information technology courses must be completed within five years of student’s intended graduation date.

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

Students must complete all courses within a track in order to meet graduation requirements.

Track courses are related to specific Career Studies Certificates (CSC). Students should consult with their faculty advisor about completing a certificate milestone prior to completing the AAS.

Students who have completed the following industry certifications may receive credits toward completion of this program. Meet with faculty advisor for details.

  • CompTIA Linux+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 170     
  • CompTIA Network+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 101    
  • CompTIA A+ or CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITE 221     
  • CompTIA Security+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 260   
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 257     

For more information on program-related industry certifications, meet with your faculty advisor and go to the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) website at ccwatraining.org. Note that in order to receive a degree or certificate at Brightpoint at least 25% of the credits must be completed at the college.  

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