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Information Technology

Spokane Falls Community College offers an Associates of Applied Science degree in Information Technology. Are you a technology buff? Are you always looking at the latest, greatest products to hit the market? Do you enjoy learning and problem-solving? You might make a great information technology professional if you answered yes to any of these questions.

Our Associate in Applied Science degree IT Cyber emphasis supports students through exploring and planning their cyber pathway.

After the first quarter on fundamentals, you'll be able to grow your skills by learning foundational cyber tools, including Linux, python, and networking in the second quarter. With these tools in place, the third quarter addresses informational technology's legal and ethical ramifications while exploring the vulnerabilities and security on-premises and in the cloud. At the start of your fourth quarter, you will build your work experience through our vast and local internship program and leverage your skills to defend against malicious attacks by analyzing and reporting actual security events. The fifth quarter provides an opportunity to reflect on threats, Operational Security intelligence, and forensics. In your last quarter, you will learn how to write technical and compliance reports and dive deeper into malware analysis and exploitation.

Throughout your academic journey, you'll have the opportunity to participate in local cyber competitions, engage in the Public Infrastructure Security Cyber Education Systems (PISCES), and apply for internships with regional industry partners.

New students can begin this course of study in either the Fall or Winter quarter. Our winter quarter start is online-only. All classes combine theoretical perspectives and hands-on experience with the latest technology.

What You’ll Learn

  • Utilize computing concepts and functional elements
  • Evaluate fundamental networking concepts
  • Recommend standard security concepts
  • Make use of common data management technologies
  • Construct functional computer automation scripts

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AAS degree in Information Technology – Information Systems Emphasis. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
IS 101
Planning for Information Technology Students
1
IS 102
IS and Cybersecurity Careers
2
IS 103
Information Technology Fundamentals
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
18

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 125
Linux Fundamentals
5
IS 132
Computer Ethics and Law
5
IS 165
Networking Fundamentals
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CS 223
Programming for IT
5
IS 222
Secure Cloud Computing
5
IS 244
Network Security I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 106
Fundamental IT Applications
5
IS 262
Network Management
5
IS 288
Cooperative Education Work Experience (No Seminar)
2
Total Credits
 
12

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 260
Database Theory
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
BOT 112
Survey of the Plant Kingdom
5
CHEM& 110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
ENGR 190
Electronic Logic
5
IS 166
Secure Mobile Computing
5
MATH& 142
Precalculus II
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 235
Technical Writing
5
IS 210
Internet Programming I
5
IS 228
Internet Servers
5
Total Credits
 
15

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,544
  • Non-Resident

    $
    17,651
  • International

    $
    21,823
  • Books

    $
    1,387
  • Course Fees

    $
    42
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Laurel Batterson
    Laurel Batterson
    Program Coordinator
    Laurel.Batterson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3264
  • Rick Dubois
    Rick Dubois
    Computer Science
    B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Rick.Dubois@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3246
  • Mark Neufville
    Mark Neufville
    Computer Science
    Spokane Falls Community College, A.A.; Eastern Washington University, B.S.
    Mark.Neufville@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3434
  • Rick Udlock
    Rick Udlock
    Instructor
    Rick.Udlock@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3795
  • David Vosen
    David Vosen
    Computer Science
    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., Colorado Technical University
    David.Vosen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3796

After applying for admission to SFCC, the next step for admission into the BAS program is to complete the BAS application. Please see the link below for the application, and reach to our Curriculum Advisor if you have questions.

  • Ideal candidates will already have an AA or AAS degree and are looking to advance their career with a bachelor's degree.
  • Don't have a degree, but lots of job experience in the field? Take a look at our Prior Learning Assessment program that offers credit for your industry, military and personal experience. For more information about PLA, please contact SFCC.BAS@sfcc.spokane.edu.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Laurel Batterson

Program Coordinator Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Laurel.Batterson@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3264

Coulette Kuespert

Office Manager of CMS Division
Coulette.Kuespert@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3660

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115