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Information Technology – Computer Programming and Development Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S
Code: A25590P

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and.r hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

This curriculum is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology with an emphasis in Computer Programming and Development.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation 2 2 0 3
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 2 2 0 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concepts 3 0 0 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
NET 110 Networking Concepts 2 2 0 3
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 11 11 0 16
Spring Semester-1st Year
CCT 110 Intro to Cyber Crime 3 0 0 3
CIS 115 Intro to Prog. & Logic 2 3 0 3
CSC 111 Intro to Ethical Hacking 3 0 0 3
CTI 141 Cloud and Storage Concepts 1 4 0 3
MAT __ Math Requirement (Select one: MAT 110, MAT 121, MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171) 2-3 2 0 3-4
Total Hours Per Week 11-12 9 0 15-16
Summer Semester
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 4 5 0 6
Fall Semester-2nd Year
CSC 118 Swift Programming I 2 3 0 3
CSC 134 C++ Programming 2 3 0 3
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
_______ Communications Requirement (Select one: COM 120, COM 231) 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 12 8 0 15
Spring Semester-2nd Year
CSC 218 Swift Programming II 2 3 0 3
CSC 234 Advanced C++ Programming 2 3 0 3
CTS 289 System Support Project 1 4 0 3
Or
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
_______ Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement (Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 240) 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 10-11 6-10 0-10 13-15
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15-16
MAJOR COURSES 49-51
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 01
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 65-68

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

This curriculum is offered via distance education and/or campus. Refer to your class schedules and/or your advisor for more details.