Information Systems Technology

Information Systems Technology Associate of Applied Science

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Meta Major: 

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.


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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

SDV 101 First Year Success
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 112 College Composition II  - 3 Credit Hours
ITD 132 Structured Query Language  - 3 Credit Hours
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 149 PC Repair
ETR 164 Upgrading & Maintaining PC Hardware
ITD 110 Web Page Design I  - 3 Credit Hours
ITE 182 User Support/Help Desk Principles  - 3 Credit Hours
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration  - 4 Credit Hours
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts  - 4 Credit Hours
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems  - 3 Credit Hours
ITP 120 Java Programming I  - 4 Credit Hours
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I  - 3 Credit Hours
Social Science Elective
ITN 111 Server Administration (Specify Version)  - 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Electives
Technical Electives

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)

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
  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for the Humanities Elective can be found in the PDF icon 2019-2020 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 electives:  ITN 170, ITN 208, ITN 260, ITN 261, ITN 276, ITP 132, ITP 136, ITP 140, ITP 141, ITP 220.  

IT Industry Certifications

Printable PDF icon 2019-2020 Information Systems Technology Degree Requirements


Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

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