Information technology degree candidates must complete a 58-credit core which includes courses that present the concepts of  theory, history, software, Internet, networking, hardware, programming, human relations, computation, communications, and ethics/law. The core helps students determine which degree they want to work toward and presents a solid foundation in the Information Technology discipline. Students then select a degree option which totals at least 90 credits upon degree completion.  Degrees are awarded upon completion of the required degree courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.  

In addition to the core requirements below, students must have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

    Math proficiency is required and may be fulfilled by either MATH075 with a “C” or better OR ASSET placement to MATH085 or above.

     Keyboarding proficiency is required and may be fulfilled by completing BTECH101: Keyboarding/Word Processing or taking the course challenge available through the Information Technology department. “Challenging a Course” guidelines set forth in the current YVCC catalog must be followed. 

.   STUDENTS WILL NEED TO DEMONSTRATE KEYBOARDING PROFICIENCY DURING THE FOURTH (4TH) WEEK OF THE” IT101—INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY” COURSE. (EFFECTIVE FALL QUARTER 2000)

Cr Course Course Title Comment
5 IT101 Introduction to Information Technology  
5 IT103 Operating Systems  
3 IT104 Internet—Essentials  
5 IT110 Computer Programming—Introduction *see note 1 below*
2 IT111 Spreadsheet—Introduction  
2 IT115 Database—Introduction  
3 IT120 PowerPoint—Introduction  
4 IT140 Network Fundamentals  
5 IT160 Managing and Maintaining the PC *IT101 and IT103*
1 IT161 Computer Room Maintenance I  
2 IT190-193 Co-op Field Experience  
5 BA225 Career Management *Enroll after completing at least 45 credits in the IT Program*
5 BA115 Business Math  
5 BA138 Business Communications *ASSET score of 39-43*
5 BA253 or Cyberlaw in Business *IT104*
5 BUS&201 or Business Law *IT104*
5 BA259 or Fundamentals of E-Commerce  
2 BTECH160 Beginning Word Processing

*See note 2 below*

*See note 3 below*

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*1:Requires MATH075 with a "C" or better or ASSET placement into MATH 085 or above.

 

*2: Keyboarding proficiency is required and may be fulfilled by completing BTECH101, BTECH103 or passing the keyboarding test administered by the Information Technology Program.

 

*3: Prospective Support Specialist degree candidates: enroll in BTECH 260.