Associate of Applied Science Degree

Suggested Plan of Study
Computer Systems Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree

This is a Fall start program. Please see an advisor for more information.

 

Required Courses Credits
CAPP 156 MS Excel 3
COMX 106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace 3
CSCI 181 Web Design & Programming - (CSCI 100 and CSCI 240) 3 & 3
ITS 166 Configuring MS Windows 10 3
ITS 212 Network Operating System-Server Admin 3
ITS 217 Network Operating System – Server Admin/Apps 3
ITS 224 Introduction to Linux 3
ITS 256 CCNA Security 3
ITS 257 Introduction to Computer Virtualization 3
ITS 260 CCNP:  Routing (ITS 245) 3
ITS 264 CCNP 3:  Switching (ITS 246) 3
ITS 280 Computer Repair and Maintenance 3
ITS 283 Health Information Networking 3
ITS 284 Network Storage (ITS 299) 3
M 114 Extended Technical Mathematics 3
NTS 104 CCNA 1: Intro to Networks 4
NTS 105 CCNA 2: Routing & Switching Essentials 4
NTS 204 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 3
NTS 205 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks (ITS 2xx) 3
WRIT 121 Introduction to Technical Writing 3
Restricted Elective (choose from list below) 3
Total minimum credits required for degree 67
 
Restricted Electives
CSCI 116 Intro to Python Programming 3
CSCI 211 Client Side Programming 3
CSCI 214 Server-Side Web Programming & Administration 3
HIT 101 Introduction to Health Care Informatics 3
*ITS 200 CCNS Exam Preparation 1
ITS 291 Special Topics 1
ITS 298 Internship/Cooperative Education 1-3

 

First Semester Credits
COMX 106 3
*CSCI 100 3
*CSCI 240 3
ITS 166 (Windows 10) 3
ITS 280 (Hardware) 3
M 114 3
Total 18
Second Semester Credits
CAPP 156 (Excel) 3
ITS 212 (Server) 3
ITS 224 (Linux) 3
NTS 104 (CCNA 1) 4
WRIT 121 3

Total

16
Third Semester Credits
ITS 217 (Net Infra) 3
*ITS 246 3
*ITS 2xx  3
NTS 105 (CCNA 2) 4
Restricted Elective 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester Credits
*ITS 245 3
ITS 256 (Security) 1
ITS 257 (Virtualization) 3
ITS 283  3
*ITS 299 3
NTS 204 3
Total 18
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Total for degree 67
*Courses substituting for required courses

 


Before a student can be accepted into the Computer Systems Technology program, competency in mathematics and computers must be demonstrated. This may be done by:

  • transfer of appropriate credits
  • obtaining permission of CST faculty
  • taking prerequisite course (CAPP 120)
  • possessing current ACT/SAT scores in the required range
  • taking the necessary prerequisite English, math and/or computer classes identified in the catalog

Check with the academic advisor to determine how you can meet these requirements. Students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

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NOTE: This is a general program overview. For specific graduation requirements, please refer to the City College at MSU Billings catalog and visit with an academic or faculty advisor.