Catalog year 2016/2017
 

Career


Designed to prepare students for immediate entry into computer-related occupations and provide opportunities for individuals in the industry to upgrade their skills.

The program consists of core requirements leading to an A.A.S. degree with intrinsic flexibility in a variety of topics.
 

Information Technology - Option I - Information Technology Specialist Curriculum Pathway by Catalog Year

Contact

Andy Yao
Program Manager
301.846.2410

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2505
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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
 
Course  Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list)   3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) (HS 102 Human Relations recommended) 3
Arts & Humanities
 
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) (PH 208 recommended) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues
 
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
PE/Health Requirement 1/3
Departmental Requirements 
 
BU 281–Global Awareness in the Work Environment 3
CIS 111M–PC Operating Systems 3
CIS 203–Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 212–PC Repair & Diagnostics 3
CIS 204–Computer Information Sciences Project or
INTR 103–Internship
3
CIS 179–Cybersecurity Fundamentals  or
CIS 218–Information Security and Assurance
3
Electives  (select from the following list) 20
Any CIS Course
 
CMM 111–Communication Graphics I (3)
 
CMM 112–Communication Graphics II (3)
 
CMM 114–Web Design (3)
 
EN 115–Technical Writing (3)
 
ID 225–Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Management (3)
 
MDA 109 Medical Terminology (3)
 
MDA 112 Medical/Administrative Office Applications (3)
 
MDA 220 Electronic Health Records (3)
 
Total 60

Students holding CompTIA A+ Certification may be awarded 6 credits (CIS 111M and
CIS 212). Students holding CompTIA Network+ Certification may be awarded 3 credits
(CIS 180). Students holding CompTIA Security+ Certification may be awarded 3 credits
(CIS 170). Students holding CCNA Certification may be awarded 12 credits (CIS 190,
CIS191, CIS 192, and CIS 193).

Transfer Note:
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students
graduating with an A.A.S. in Information Technology: Option I and who
are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the
Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
• University of Maryland University College – B.S. Computer Networks &
Cybersecurity
• University of Maryland University College – B.S. Cybersecurity Management &
Policy
Students will be able to:
  1. Prepare a plan that addresses organizational needs.
  2. Identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of user and technical needs.
  3. Explain solutions that satisfy problem requirements.
  4. Analyze alternative solutions to determine the optimal result.
  5. Design problem solution that solves the requirements.
  6. Product documentation that describes solution implementation.
  7. Integrate hardware, software and security models that facilitate project outcomes.
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A.S. in Information Technology: Option I and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
  • University of Maryland University College – B.S. Computer Science and
  • University of Maryland University College – B.S. Cybersecurity.
Effective Date Summer 2016

Prepares students with the essential knowledge on communications-based networks and systems in order to become Radio Frequency (RF) technicians whose primary duties include the installation, maintenance upgrade, and testing of RF systems, such as wireless Internet access points, cellular antennas, and satellite systems. Provides the foundation for familiarity with electronics, computing, networking, and wireless technologies. This LOR prepares students for BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) Technician certification and National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) Wireless System Installers certification.



 
Sub/Cat # Course Title Credit
CIS 111K Practical Structured Cabling 3
CIS 116F Computer Fundamentals 1
CIS 210 Data Communications and Networking 3
CIS 224 Wireless Communications 3
  Total 10