Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in information Technology degree program offers general education and specific computer skills designed to train the student to provide essential computer-related assistance in the business environment. The degree will give the student skills in hardware maintenance, networking, database development, programming fundamentals, and web design. 


Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology degree provides the student with a well- rounded knowledge base, trouble-shooting skills, and customer service techniques that employers will appreciate in an IT professional. In addition, the IT core courses will help prepare the student for national certifications: A+, CCNA, Oracle, LPI/Linux+, Security+ and basic VmWare. The degree, while occupational in nature, can be transferred to the UNM- Main and applied towards a bachelor’s degree. However, career/technical courses are not guaranteed to transfer directly as credit. Additionally, grades earned in technical courses are not included in the grade point average at the UNM-Main and may not be included in the GPA of other four-year institutions. 


Contact and Advising Information

Information about the associate of applied science in information technology degree program is available from Advisement and Counseling at 505.925.8560 or vcadvise@unm.edu, or the Business and Industrial Technologies Division, at 505.925.8711.


Course Prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites in English and mathematics by achievement of minimum placement scores on the Accuplacer of ACT or through completion of course work.

Course: ENGL 100 and FYEX 1110 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 1110;

ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 263+/19+

Course: MATH 1215, or MATH 1215X, MATH 1215Y, and MATH 1215Z -- or place into MATH 1220

ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 239+ (A & F)/22+


Degree Requirements

Writing and Speaking (6 credits)
ENGL 1120 (Composition II) 3
COMM 1130 (Public Speaking)3
*Students who do not place into ENGL 1120 may apply the credit hours from the prerequisite ENGL 1110 (or its equivalent ENGL 1110 Y or Z) to help fulfill the Student Choice area requirements below.
Mathematics and Statistics (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Mathematics and Statistics.
Physical and Natural Sciences (4 credits)
4
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Physical and Natural Sciences, which must include a lab.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
PSYC 1110 (Introduction to Psychology) or SOCI 1110 (Introduction to Sociology)3
Arts and Design (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Arts and Design.
Student Choice (3 credits)
3
Select one additional General Education course from the areas above. Students who do not place into ENGL 1120 may apply the credit hours from the prerequisite ENGL 1110 (or its equivalent ENGL 1110 Y or Z) to help fulfill this area. *CS 108L (Computer Science for All) is recommended.
Information Technology Core Requirements (39 credits)
CS 105L (Introduction to Computer Programming)3
CS 152L (Programming for Computer Science Majors) 3
IT 122 (Intro to Database Management Systems)3
IT 125 (Microcomputer Operating Systems)3
IT 131 (Intro to Hardware Installation)3
IT 205 (Web Design Methodology)3
IT 222 (Database Management Systems)3
IT 230 (Computer Networking)4
IT 262 (Scripting for Network Defense)3
IT 293 (Topics II in IT)8
IT 295 (Practicum/Cooperative Education)3
Total required (61 )