Information Systems Technology

Degree Type: 

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Information Systems Technology Associate of Applied Science

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • STEM
    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Technology at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for a job in a computer-related field. Individuals seeking their first IT job or those presently working in the field who desire a promotion may benefit from this program. It is not intended for transfer to a four-year college or university.


Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • Application Specialist
  • Computer Specialist
  • Data Warehousing
  • Support Technician
  • System Design
  • Technical Trainer

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
ETR 149 PC Repair / 3 Credit Hours
ITD 110 Web Page Design I / 3 Credit Hours
ITE 182 User Support/Help Desk Principles
ITP 120 Java Programming I
Health or Physical Ed Elective
Internship or Elective
Technical Electives
Humanities Elective

Additional Program Information: 

Graduation Requirement

Students entering the Information Systems Technology degree program are required to take a Writing Intensive Course in order to graduate.  The Writing Intensive course for this degree program is ITE 182.  ITE 182 has prerequisites of CSC 110, ITN 101, ETR 164, ITN 106, ETR 149, and ENG 112.  Students who are awarded transfer academic credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).


  • Students may substitute a higher-level math course to include MTH 152, 157, 163, 164, 173, 180, or 240
  • Allowed elective are:  ACC 211, BUS 200, BUS 220, ECO 210-202, FIN 215, MKT 100, ART 180, CST 100, or any social science.
  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for the Humanities Elective can be found in the Information Systems Technology Degree Requirements.  Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.
  • Approved IT Technical elective:  ITD 112, 132, 210; ITE 150, 175; ITN 120, 151, 170, 208, 260, 270; ITP 112, 136, 140, 200, 212, 242

IT Industry Certifications

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