Important Notice

alert iconAll BCTC campuses and sites will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18 (institutional closing).
[More Info]

Associate in Applied Science

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Management & Design - Library Information Technology Option

This associate degree program prepares students for jobs as library technical assistants  or library paraprofessionals. The Library Information Technology option courses and IMD 114 count towards certification for Kentucky public library employees.

Admission

  • Students with prior college work should apply for Advanced Standing (Transfer) Admission.
  • Submit transcripts of all previous college work from other colleges and universities. Have official transcripts sent to: Bluegrass Community and Technical College Admissions, Room 200 Oswald Building, Lexington KY 40506-0235.

Graduation Requirements

  • Regardless of the length of time a student attends BCTC, a minimum of 24 credits for a degree must be completed in the Kentucky Community & Technical College System
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum credits must be completed at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (C) in order to be eligible for graduation.

Curriculum

General Education Courses

  • ENG 101 Writing I ‡* 3
  • ENG 102 Writing II ‡* 3
  • Mathematics Course ‡ * 3
  • Science Course ‡ * 3
  • Heritage/Humanities/Foreign Lang ‡ * 3

Information Management & Design Required Core Courses

  • IMD 100 Introduction to Information Systems ‡ *3
  • IMD 133 Beginning Web Design* 3
  • IMD 126 Introduction to Desktop Publishing * 3
  • IMD 210 Microsoft Office Applications* 3
  • IMD 270 Profesional Practices *3
  • IMD 275 Workplace Management * 3
  • COE 199 Coop Education or IMD 271 Internship *

Library Information Technology Option Courses

  • The LIT option requires the 9 credit hours in LIT 115, LIT 132, and LIT 243 or 245 or 247 or a selected topic library services course plus 15 credit hours in other LIT courses for a total of 24 credit hours in LIT.
  • LIT 115 Introduction to Reference Services* 3
  • LIT 124 Library Administration 3
  • LIT 132 Library Technical Services* 3
  • LIT 243 Library Services for Children** 3
  • LIT 245 Library Services for Young Adults** 3
  • LIT 247 Library Services for Adults** 3
  • LIT 299 Selected Topics in Library Information Technology 1-3 (may be repeated for up to 9 hours)

‡ General Education Course
*Required Program Course
**Select one of these three as a Required Program Course