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Computer Information Technology -
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.
NC CIP: 11.0103
Day and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2013
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ WBL||Credit|
|CIS 115||Intro to Prog & Logic NEW REQUISITE||2||3||0||3|
|NET 110||Networking Concepts||2||2||0||3|
|NOS 110||Operating System Concepts||2||3||0||3|
|Introduction to Computers||(2)||(2)||(0)||(3)|
|Basic PC Literacy||1||2||0||2|
|Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE||(2)||(2)||(0)||(3)|
|Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE||(3)||(0)||(0)||(3)|
|College Algebra NEW REQUISITE||3||0||0||3|
|CTS 120||Hardware/Software Support||2||3||0||3|
|CTS 155||Tech Support Functions||2||2||0||3|
|CTS 217||Computer Train/Support||2||2||0||3|
|CTS 285||Systems Analysis & Design||3||0||0||3|
|NOS 130||Windows Single User||2||2||0||3|
|CTS 220||Adv Hard/Software Support||2||3||0||3|
|ENG 111||Expository Writing||3||0||0||3|
|SEC 110||Security Concepts NEW VERSION||2||2||0||3|
Total Credit Hours: 38
- : 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)
The Help Desk Operations diploma provides students with basic skills necessary to support users of computing technologies. In addition, coursework includes core classes from the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technology (MCDST) certification track.
**Hours will vary depending on course selection.
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