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Computer and Information Technology, A.A.S.

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Although successful completion of the Computer and Information Technology (C.I.T.) program prepares the student for employment within the dynamic computer, electronic information and technology areas, the program is specifically designed to maximize transferability into the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN.  This degree also articulates to Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN and Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN. Students are encouraged to consult with counselors, faculty and/or advisors at Minnesota West and the transfer institution of their choice.

Composition I 3
College Algebra 3
Fundamentals of Physics 4
Introduction to Speech 3
  Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:  
American History I 4
American History II 4
Introduction to Geography 3
Introduction to Physical Geography 4
Introduction to Political Science 3
American Government and Politics 3
Environmental Politics 3
State and Local Government 3
Introduction to Psychology 4
  Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:  
Art History 3
Art History II 3
Western Civilization I 3
Western Civilization II 3
Introduction to Literature 3
Survey of American Literature I 3
Survey of American Literature II 3
Introduction to Ethical Theory 1
General Applied Ethics 1
  Required Core Courses  
File Structures 3
Introduction to Networking 3
PC Maintenance & Repair Hardware 3
PC Maintenance & Repair Software 3
Windows Client Server 4
Info. Technology Customer Service 2
Internship  OR 1-8
Technology Capstone Seminar 1
Composition: Technical Writing 3
Introduction to Microcomputers 3
Visual Basic Programming 4
Java Programming 4
Java Programming II 4
  Select one of the following courses:  
Fundamentals of Programming I 4
Calculus I** 4

*Baccalaureate admission requires a 2.50 or higher GPA in core courses; to include a recommended minimum of a "B" in CSCI 2250 and a minimum of a "C" in CSCI 2255.
**If not completed within A.A.S., additional mathematics will be required at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Updated: si 10/9/15