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Associate of Applied Science with a major in Information Systems Technology-Networking

Associate of Applied Science
Southside Virginia Community College

The Information Systems Technology degree with Networking Specialization introduces students to Information Technology (IT) sectors including hardware, software, operating systems, networking, security, helpdesk, and PC hardware troubleshooting. This curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a rapidly expanding field.


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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? The Information Systems Technology curriculum with a networking specialization offers students an opportunity to prepare themselves for IT professional positions utilizing skills in networking fundamentals, network security,Ê help desk, PC hardware troubleshooting, operating systems, and server administration. In addition, students will acquire skills using Microsoft Office application software.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Southside Virginia Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion The student development (SDV 100) requirement at SVCC is waived for students who have completed an associate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. All other coursework is evaluated and transferred as applicable to your degree.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning We accept AP, IB, Dantes, and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Southside Virginia Community College
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Percent of Transfer Students
100% of Transfer students who applied were accepted. The average GPA of transfer students accepted was 2.98
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me?

Some of main reasons that students pick SVCC are the location, affordability, and student-centered focus of the employees. SVCC is located in southside Virginia with two campuses and five off-site centers, often making it a short drive. SVCC offers small class sizes which allows for a personable experience with faculty.

Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance or year placement in the program of study.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions We recommend that you start your transfer planning during your first semester at SVCC. In addition to your regular academic advising, you should review the SVCC guaranteed admissions agreements and the transfer guides for the college or university to which you would like to transfer.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Information Systems Technology (Network Administration)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Information Systems Technology (Network Infrastructure Specialist)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
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Germanna Community CollegeInformation Systems Tech Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Eastern Shore Community CollegeManagement with Information TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of Science-Math/Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Information Systems TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Computer Science, Major in Computer ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeInformation Systems Technology, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeInformation Systems Technology: Cloud Computing Specialization, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeInformation Technology, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Infor Systems TechAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in IST: Cyber Security and Network Administration SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Information TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Information SystemsAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Information TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Information TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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15-1231.00Computer Network Support SpecialistsAnalyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
11-3021.00Computer and Information Systems ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.Management Occupations
15-1212.00Information Security AnalystsPlan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1241.00Computer Network ArchitectsDesign and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1241.01Telecommunications Engineering SpecialistsDesign or configure wired, wireless, and satellite communications systems for voice, video, and data services. Supervise installation, service, and maintenance.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1232.00Computer User Support SpecialistsProvide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1244.00Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsInstall, configure, and maintain an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems. Review system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs, including system backups. Analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access. Install and upgrade software and maintain software licenses. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-1021.00Computer Science Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
15-1211.00Computer Systems AnalystsAnalyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1211.01Health Informatics SpecialistsApply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.Computer and Mathematical Occupations