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The Information Technology program provides students with training in object-oriented languages and multimedia programming and hardware and software skills.

Centralia College offers two degree tracks in Information Technology. The Associate in Arts degree is for students intending to transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. The Associate in Applied Science is a career and technical degree for students intending to enter the workforce.

Bachelor's Degree Option

Did you know Centralia College offers an applied bachelor's degree in Information Technology: Application Development? The two-year degree options below transition easily to the bachelor's degree program. Contact your advisor for details.

The IT Associate in Applied Science and the Bachelor's in Applied Science in Application Development programs prepare students for entry level jobs as application developers, software developers/engineers, or web developers. The programs primarily focus on training students to work for Washington State. See salary information for Washington.

Degree: Associate in Arts
Emphasis: Computer Science

Notes for Students

  • This program is intended to transfer to four-year colleges for further instruction.
  • It is extremely important that you identify the institution you intend to transfer to as soon as possible. Some  computer science programs have specific requirements and prerequisites.
  • The sequence below begins with MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I. If possible, start with MATH& 151 Calculus I.

Recommended Electives

  • CS& 131 Computer Sci I C++ - 5 credits
  • CS& 141 Computer Science I Java - 5 credits
  • IT 224 Java 1 - 5 credits
  • IT 228 Java 2 - 5 credits
  • IT 230 Java 3 - 5 credits
  • MATH 118 Linear Algebra - 5 credits
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II - 5 credits
First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • Computer Science Elective OR MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics - 5 credits
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • Computer Science Elective - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution* - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • Computer Science Elective - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution* - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • Computer Science Elective OR MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits

* PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I is recommended.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Emphasis: Application Development
Credits: 90-92

Note for Students

The AAS is not intended to transfer to four-year colleges. This is a hands-on career training program. Graduates are ready to enter the workforce upon degree completion.

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • IT 101 Introduction to Programming - 5 credits
  • IT 123 Desktop OS 1 - 5 credits
  • WRT 105 Writing in the Workplace OR ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • IT 150 Relational Databases - 5 credits
  • CS& 141 Computer Science I Java - 5 credits
  • MATH 128 Discrete Structures OR MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • IT 119 Web Scripting I - 5 credits
  • IT 228 Java 2 - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
  • IT 230 Java 3 - 5 credits
  • IT Elective* - 4-5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • CS& 131 Computer Science I C++ - 5 credits
  • IT Elective* - 4-5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness - 3 credits
  • IT 245 Object-Oriented Programming - 4 credits
  • IT Elective* - 4-5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution w/Lab - 5 credits

* IT Elective - Any course with an IT or CS& course number.

The AA - Computer Science is designed to transfer to four-year universities.

CONTACT

Dan Hagen
Assistant Professor
360-623-8712
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