Associate in Science in Liberal Studies
Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day
The Information Technology General Studies Associate in Science, Liberal Studies degree program is designed to prepare students either for transfer to a related bachelor’s degree program, or for employment in a variety of entry-level information technology (IT) positions. The IT degree consists of a general education core curriculum common to all MCC degree programs, an IT program core that covers areas common to all IT careers, and the choice of either a transfer option or a career-specific concentration. The IT General Studies concentration provides students with the flexibility to design their own concentration of technology-based electives. Students work with a program advisor to select courses that will meet individual career plans and interests. Qualified students may be eligible to participate in the IT degree internship program.
Career and Transfer Outlook:
Graduates of this program can anticipate either transferring to a bachelor’s degree program, or beginning a career at entry-level employment within IT, depending on the concentration selected. Many industries base business systems on information technology. Entry-level employment in an area of IT design, development, administration, maintenance or other specialization related to the concentration selected is appropriate.
Incoming students who already have computer literacy skills may begin taking the core courses as identified in the program. Students who do not have computer literacy skills, or who place into MAT 070 or lower on the college placement test, are encouraged to enroll in Exploring Technology (ITC 100).
Graduates of the Information Technology General Studies program will achieve the learning outcomes of the Liberal Studies degree. Additionally, graduates are prepared to:
- Write and debug a simple computer program;
- Develop and query a database;
- Install and administer Linux in a PC environment;
- Create, administer and secure a network;
- Display workplace skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.