The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology is designed to provide training and skills required for employment in the Information Technology (IT) career field. Employment for IT is available from the expanding computer service industry. This industry is one of the nation’s fastest growing employment industries. Information technologists install, maintain, administer, and manage a computer network. This degree focuses on networking fundamentals such as network communication devices and protocols, network operating systems, personal computer (PC) hardware and software principles, PC and network security, support center operations and database management tools.
All Information Technology majors are required to complete an internship program within the sophomore year. The Network Operating Systems courses (I, II, III) must be completed in numerical order.
Students may apply the associate degree coursework to a bachelor degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offered at the Las Cruces campus. The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is available through the College of Distance Education from the Las Cruces campus.
Graduates of this program will:
- Utilize the Internet, basic application and system software to complete projects.
- Configure various network devices and evaluate network standards, protocols, and cabling.
- Install and configure multiple operating systems and manage software components.
- Develop, debug, and design documentation for a basic computer program.
- Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain computer hardware components.
- Identify general information technology security and PC forensics concepts.
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements in varied context.
Career & Technology Division
New Mexico State University Alamogordo
2400 N. Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310