Nov 29, 2023
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T)
The AAS-T in Information Technology - Security prepares graduates for the BAS-IS program or for Information Technology security positions such as security analyst, information assurance technician, Chief Information Security Officer, help desk, or other business-oriented systems environments. Computer Information Systems Specialists work with businesses, governments, and other organizations that use computer hardware and software every day. They provide day-to-day support for users. They make sure all parts of a computer system work to meet the organization’s goals. They use their strong communications skills to help and work with a variety of people within an organization.
With one of OC’s five IT AAS-T degrees, students can transfer directly into the Olympic College Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems program. The IT-Security Degree transfers to Western Washington University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems Security offered at OC’s Poulsbo campus. The Evergreen State College also offers its “Upside Down” transfer option to students completing any of the five degrees. Students planning to transfer should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution before analyzing their education plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Effectively use computers to automate business information systems.
- Effectively analyze, design, and build application solutions to support business needs.
- Effectively analyze, design, and build network solutions to support business needs.
- Effectively analyze, design, and deploy IT security solutions to support business needs.
- Effectively fulfill business needs with IT solutions.
- Effectively communicate in the context of common business practices.
- Work as a team member in a business information system environment to accomplish the goals of a global organization.
- Graduates will be able to follow simple and complex directions, exhibit a high level of attention to detail, and will be able to demonstrate a strong adherence to good time management practices.
Required Courses (113-114 Credits)
Communication (15 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (15 credits)
Required CIS Core Courses (28 credits)
Degree Specialization Courses - Security (45-46 Credits)
Choose Two of the Following Courses:
Electives (10 credits)
- BUS& 101 - Intro to Business Credits: 5
- PSYC& 100 - General Psychology Credits: 5
- SOC& 101 - Intro to Sociology Credits: 5
Students planning to transfer to Old Dominion University (ODU) should select BUS& 101 and PSYC& 101
Students planning to transfer to OC’s BAS-IS program should select BUS& 101 and SOC& 101
Students planning to transfer to Western Washington University’s Computer and Information Systems Security program should select PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101.
Program progression is contingent on a grade of 2.0 or above in each CIS and degree specialization course.