The Associate of Applied Science degree is a four-semester program composed of 60 college credit hours designed for students who plan to seek employment in the information technology field upon graduation. The program prepares students to enter jobs, be productive with a minimum of on-the-job training, and advance to a position of increased responsibility with additional experience. Possible employment opportunities are computer operator, data processor, technical/software support specialists, and help desk technician.

UAHT also offers the following certificates in Information Technology

Note: Students not meeting the ACT or ACCUPLACER requirements in math and English must enroll in the appropriate sequential academic skills math, reading, and/or English course(s) during their first semester in college and each subsequent semester until the requirements are successfully completed. Any degree seeking student enrolled under the Student Success Plan must also take EDGE 1003 College Life Skills the first semester of enrollment.

Course Requirements ACTS Index # Credit Hours
CISS 1213 Concepts of Coding
CISS 1503 Introduction to Web Design
CISS 2103 Application Programming
CISS 2013 Advanced Web Design
CISS 1013 Introduction to Computers (or comparable) CPSI 1003
CISS 1203 Ethics in Technology
CISS 1804 Computer Maintenance I
CISS 1233 Introduction to Graphic Design
CISS 1814 Computer Maintenance II
CISS 2303 Networking Essentials
CISS 1223 Principles of Information Security
CISS 1703 Desktop Operating Systems
CISS 1353 Spreadsheet Applications
CISS 2223 Database Management
CISS 1903 Concepts of Operating Systems
ENGL 1013 Composition I
ENGL 1023 Composition II (or higher)
MATH 1053 College Algebra (or higher)
Social Science Elective
Total 60

*Keyboarding is a prerequisite if you have NO prior keyboarding experience.


The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.