Course Scheduling Assistant

Will you be starting your coursework in the Library and Information Technology Program in the  Fall or in the Spring?

See the most efficient order in which to take the courses.

Fall 1-Year (2-Semester) Program

It is possible to complete the Library and Information Technology Program in 1 year.

However, we do not recommend this option for most students because the workload is extremely heavy.

If you do choose to complete the program in one year, you should follow the course schedule listed below. You can only complete the program in 1 year if you begin during the fall semester.

Fall Semester

Enroll in the following courses:

  • LIBT 100 – .5 unit
  • LIBT 300 – 2 units
  • LIBT 325 – 3 units
  • LIBT 330 – 3 units
  • LIBT 343 – 3 units

Spring Semester

Enroll in the following courses:

  • LIBT 331 – 3 units
  • LIBT 333 – 1 unit
  • LIBT 345 – 2 units
  • LIBT 110 – 1 unit
  • LIBT 498 – 3 units of work experience

If you begin during the spring semester, it will take you at least 1.5 years to complete all of the coursework.

You will also need to complete CISA 315 (Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets) to earn your degree or certificate.

You could complete this in either fall or spring semester, or in the summer term before you start the program, or after you’ve finished most of the other coursework.

If you are an experienced user of MS Excel you may want to test out of the class. Contact the SCC Business Division Office for information on how to test out of this requirement.

WEXP 498

You will need to complete either [3 units of LIBT 498] or [2 units of 498 and 1 unit of WEXP 498] to earn your degree or certificate.

WEXP 498 is the general work experience course for the campus.

Because LIBT 498 is only offered in the spring semester, you may choose to substitute 1 unit of WEXP 498 for 1 unit of LIBT 498 if you wish to complete your internship hours in the summer or fall semesters.

If you truly wish to complete the program in 2 semesters you will need to complete all 3 units of LIBT 498 in the spring semester. This will involve completing hours for internships ranging from 180 hours of an unpaid internship to 225 hours of a paid internship or a combination of the two.

You may only start on your work experience after you’ve completed most of the coursework for the program.

You may not take this course (LIBT 498) in your first semester.

Spring 1.5-Year (3-Semester) Program

If you begin the Library and Information Technology Program in the Spring semester, it will take you at least 3 semesters (approximately 1.5 years) to complete all the coursework.

Here is the recommended order in which you should take the classes:

For your 1st spring semester

Enroll in the following courses:

  • LIBT 100 – .5 unit
  • LIBT 300 – 2 units
  • LIBT 325 – 3 units – take in any semester depending on your schedule
  • CISA 315 – 2 units – take any semester depending on your schedule
  • [LIBT 333 + 345] – 3 units total – take these classes together. You can schedule them in either of your spring semesters, depending on what is best for you personally.

For the fall semester

Enroll in the following courses:

  • LIBT 325 – 3 units – take in any semester depending on your schedule
  • CISA 315 – 2 units – take any semester depending on your schedule.
  • LIBT 330 – 3 units
  • LIBT 343 – 3 units
  • WEXP 498* – 1 unit

For your 2nd spring semester

Enroll in the following courses:

  • LIBT 325 – 3 units – take in any semester depending on your schedule
  • CISA 315 – 2 units – take any semester depending on your schedule.
  • LIBT 331 – 3 units
  • [LIBT 333 + 345] – 3 units total – take these classes together. You can schedule them in either of your spring semesters, depending on what is best for you personally.
  • [LIBT 498* – 2 or 3 units + LIBT 110 – 1 unit]

*You will need to complete either [3 units of LIBT 498] or [2 units of 498 and 1 unit of WEXP 498].

Because LIBT 498 is only offered in the spring semester, you may chose to substitute 1 unit of WEXP 498 for 1 unit of LIBT 498 if you wish to complete your internship hours in the summer or fall semesters. WEXP 498 is the general work experience course for the campus.

Fall 2-Year (4-Semester) Program

The following is the schedule students should use to complete the Library and Information Technology Program in 2 years:

For your 1st fall semester

Enroll in the following courses:

It is particularly important that you begin with these three courses first.

  • LIBT 100 – .5 unit (new in fall 2014)
  • LIBT 300 – 2 units
  • LIBT 330 – 3 units
    • LIBT 100 and LIBT 300 are prerequisites/co-requisites to almost every other course in the program. You must complete them first.
    • LIBT 330 is only offered in the fall and is a prerequisite to LIBT 331. If you don’t take it the first fall semester, it may affect your ability to complete the program in a timely fashion.
  • CISA 315 – 2 units – take in any semester when it best fits your schedule.

For your 1st spring semester

Enroll in the following courses:

  • LIBT 331 – 3 units
  • [LIBT 333 + 345] – 3 units total – take these classes together. You can schedule them in either of your spring semesters, depending on what is best for you personally.
  • CISA 315 – 2 units – take in any semester when it best fits your schedule.

For your 2nd fall semester

Enroll in the following courses:

LIBT 325 – 3 units
LIBT 343 – 3 units
WEXP498* – 1 unit
CISA 315 – 2 units – take in any semester when it best fits your schedule.

For your 2nd spring semester

Enroll in the following courses:

[LIBT 333 + 345] – 3 units total – take these classes together. You can schedule them in either of your spring semesters, depending on what is best for you personally.
CISA 315 – 2 units – take in any semester when it best fits your schedule.
[LIBT 498* – 2 or 3 units + LIBT 110 – 1 unit] (take these 2 courses together)

*You will need to complete either [3 units of LIBT 498] or [2 units of 498 + 1 unit of WEXP 498].
WEXP 498 is the general work experience course for the campus.
Because LIBT 498 is only offered in the spring semester, you may chose to substitute 1 unit of WEXP 498 for 1 unit of LIBT 498 if you wish to complete your internship hours in the summer or fall semesters.
You need to complete most of the coursework in the program before you can take either LIBT 498 or WEXP 498.