Information Technology Systems

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Information Technology Systems

About The Program

Qualify for entry-level employment as a computer support specialist, utilizing skills in networking, programming, and applications support by successfully completing program requirements and select areas of emphasis. The AAS - Information Technology Systems program meets the academic requirements to apply for admittance into Lower Columbia's Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management which prepares industry professionals for positions in leadership, management and supervision.

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Program Requirements

IT 100 IT Fundamentals 5
IT 102 Introduction to Web Design 5
BTEC 131 Introduction to Spreadsheets 5
BTEC 135 Advanced Data Analysis 5
BUS 150 Customer Service/Management 5
IT 140 Configuring Windows Operating System 4
IT 141 PC Technician I 4
IT 142 PC Technician II 4
IT 211 Introduction to Networking 5
IT 212 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 5
IT 220 Intro to Cloud Computing 3
IT 230 Database Development 5
IT 235 Introduction to Big Data 5
IT 249 Linux Operating Systems 5
IT 260 Info Tech Security 5
CS 275 Object-Oriented Programming 5
BUS 294 Career Success 2
IT 288 Cooperative Work Experience 1

Diversity and Distribution Lists are available in the Lower Columbia College Catalog located at

Total credits required to earn this degree: 105-113 with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in the program requirements.

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrate core IT competency in client computing and user support.
  • Demonstrate core IT competency in database and information management.
  • Demonstrate core IT competency in networking and convergence.
  • Demonstrate core IT competency in programming and application development.
  • Apply mathematical information to perform tasks in Information Technology (GS).
  • Research and assess new ideas and information in Information Technology (GS).
  • Identify the importance of lifelong learning (GS).
  • Demonstrate core IT competency in servers, storage and virtualization.
  • Function effectively as a a member of a diverse team to accomplish common goals (GS).
  • Read and interpret technical information.
  • Communicate orally with, and write clearly for a wide range of audiences (GS).
  • Exhibit professional, legal, and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate business awareness and workplace effectiveness.

Revised May 2023 (Effective Summer 2023)


Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor.  Depending on area of emphasis, other courses may be substituted for ones listed in suggested schedule above.



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