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2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO


CIP Code: 11.0103

NOVA Code: 2990

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor or counselor for further information.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation: The student should possess a proficiency in high school English, high school algebra and geometry, and computer keyboarding skills.

Two Years


Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology: 65 credits


Information Technology (ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP) and or Computer Science (CSC) courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old as of the first day of the fall semester of the academic year in which a student graduates, unless approved by the pathway dean.

Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

1 The total of 15 credit hours of IT Electives and Approved Elective must be met through any combination of IT courses (ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP) that are not already included in the degree and or ENG 112  . Credit will not be awarded for both ITN 100 or ITN 101. Credit will not be awarded for both ITN 170 or ITN 171.

2 Select from the following: ITP 120 , ITP 132 , ITP 150 , ITP 160  or ITP 225 .

Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 110 , CST 126 , or CST 229 .

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives 

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives