Computer Technology (IT Specialist) - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60-63 credits)

Degree requires a minimum of 60 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.  If a student has no basic typing skills, OATS 101 Keyboarding Basics is a prerequisite for all CTEC, CSEC, and OECS courses.

The New Mexico General Education Requirements can be found in the section titled, “Transfer Among New Mexico Institutions of Higher Education".

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all Major Requirements courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, III and IV; students must select one course from the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications - English Compostion Level 1
Composition I (grade of C- or better required) 34
Area II: Mathematics
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Choose one from the following:
Introduction to Computer Science 34
The Planets 34
Survey of Physics with Lab 34
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 3
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 3
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Choose one from the following:
Introduction to Criminal Justice 33
Survey of Economics 33
Macroeconomic Principles 33
Microeconomics Principles 33
Introduction to Psychology 33
Introduction to Sociology 33
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 33
Representing Women Across Cultures 33
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication 33
or ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
Core Requirements
Choose one from the following:3-4
Intermediate Algebra 33
Introduction to Statistics 33
Business Mathematics3
College Algebra 33
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus 34
Applications of Calculus I 33
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 34
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 34
OR Appropriate Technology-Related Math Course
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements
CTEC 120IT Infrastructure Support I3
or OECS 185 PC Maintenance and Repair I
CTEC 130Linux Workstation3
or OECS 204 Linux Operating System
CTEC 135Windows Workstation3
or OECS 207 Windows
CTEC 140Introduction to Database Design3
or OECS 220 Database Application and Design
CTEC 180Introduction to Networking3-4
or OECS 261 Introduction to Networks
or E T 153 Introduction to Computer Networks
or E T 155 Network Operating Systems I
or E T 273 Fundamentals of Networking Communications I
CTEC 220Internship3
or OECS 221 Internship I
CTEC 290Network Security3
or OECS 269 Network Security
Choose one from the following:3-4
Introduction to Database Management3
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Mobile Application Programming3
Mobile Application Development
JAVA Programming3
Java Programming I
Java Programming
C++ Programming3
C++ Programming I
C++ Programming
Python Programming3
Programming for the Web
Visual Basic Programming3
Fundamentals of Database Management3
Fundamentals of Cloud Based Data Systems3
OR Any Appropriate C S Course (EXCLUDING BCIS 1110 and courses used to fulfill Technical/Major Requirements.)
Concentration Coursework
Select 16 credits from approved computer-related electives (except OATS 101). Any course with the following prefix: BCIS, C S, CSEC, CTEC, DRFT, E E, E T, FDMA,OECS. EXCLUDING courses used to fulfill Technical/Major Requirements.16
Total Credits60-63

(60-64 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

Degree requires a minimum of 63 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.  If a student has no basic typing skills, OATS 101 Keyboarding Basics is a prerequisite for all CTEC, CSEC, and OECS courses.

The New Mexico General Education Requirements can be found in the section titled, “Transfer Among New Mexico Institutions of Higher Education".

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all Major Requirements courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  
Representing Women Across Cultures  
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Choose one from the following: 3-4
Intermediate Algebra  
College Algebra  
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus  
Introduction to Statistics  
Applications of Calculus I  
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  
Business Mathematics  
OR other appropriate technology-related Math course).
 
CTEC 120
IT Infrastructure Support I
or PC Maintenance and Repair I
3
CTEC 135
Windows Workstation
or Windows
3
 Credits16-17
Semester 2
General Education - Choose one course from different NM General Education Areas II, V, or VI in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3-4
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following: 4
The Planets  
Introduction to Computer Science  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
 
CTEC 130
Linux Workstation
or Linux Operating System
3
CTEC 140
Introduction to Database Design
or Database Application and Design
3
Approved Computer-Related Elective - Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Database Management
or Structured Query Language (SQL)
 
Mobile Application Programming
or Mobile Application Development
 
JAVA Programming
or Java Programming I
or Java Programming
 
C++ Programming
or C++ Programming I
or C++ Programming
 
Python Programming
or Programming for the Web
 
Visual Basic Programming  
Fundamentals of Database Management  
Fundamentals of Cloud Based Data Systems  
OR Any Appropriate C S Course (EXCLUDING C S 110/BCIS 1110 and courses used to fulfill Technical/Major Requirements.)
 
 Credits16-17
Semester 3
Concentration Courses (choose three) - Select 9 credits from approved computer-related electives (except OATS 101). Any course with the following prefix: BCIS, C S, CSEC, CTEC, DRFT, E E, E T, FDMA, OECS. EXCLUDING courses used to fulfull Technical/Major Requirements. 9
Choose one from the following: 3-4
Introduction to Networking  
Introduction to Computer Networks  
Network Operating Systems I  
Fundamentals of Networking Communications I  
Introduction to Networks  
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2 3
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
 
 Credits15-16
Semester 4
Concentration Courses (choose one) - Select 4 credits from approved computer-related electives (except OATS 101). Any course with the following prefix: BCIS, C S, CSEC, CTEC, DRFT, E E, E T, FDMA, OECS. EXCLUDING courses used to fulfull Technical/Major Requirements. 4
CTEC 220
Internship
or Internship I
3
CTEC 290
Network Security
or Network Security
3-4
Approved Computer-Related Elective - A list of approved electives can be found in Semester 2. 3
 Credits13-14
 Total Credits60-64