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Computer Information Technology

Curriculum Description

The Computer Information Technology curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information systems needs.

Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25260 REVISED
NC CIP: 11.0103
Evening and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    5 8 0 8

Spring Semester
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic NEW REQUISITE 2 3 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 2 2 0 3
   
    6 7 0 9

Summer Term
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 1 ** ** ** 3
   
    5 3 0 9

Fall Semester
WEB 110 Internet/Web Fundamentals 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 1 ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Networking Concepts (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
   
    3 6 0 9

Spring Semester
SEC 110 Security Concepts NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 1 ** ** ** 1
   
    2 2 0 7

Summer Term
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept 3 0 0 3
CTS 118 IS Professional Comm 2 0 0 2
___ ___ Elective Group 2 ** ** ** 2
   
    5 0 0 7

Fall Semester
CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    5 2 0 6

Spring Semester
CTS 289 System Support Project 1 4 0 3
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 2 ** ** ** 3
   
    7 4 0 12

Total Credit Hours: 67

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Elective Group 1 – Select a minimum of 6 credit hours: CCT 110CCT 121, COE 111. CSC 139, CTS 130, CTS 155, CTS 220, CTS 287, GIS 111, HBI 110

Elective Group 2 – Select a minimum of 6 credit hours: COE 112, CTS 125, CTS 217, CTS 230, CTS 240, DBA 112, DBA 120, NET 126, NOS 120, WEB 120

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

** Hours will vary depending on course selection.