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Computer Programming

Curriculum Description

The Computer Programming curriculum prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management and business operations.

Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve.

Graduates should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as programmers, programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, computer operators, systems technicians or database specialists.

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

A25130
NC CIP: 11.0201
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
Select one:
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 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
   
    6 5 0 8

Spring Semester
NET 110 Networking Concepts 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Operating Systems Elective 2 2 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)
   
    6 6 0 9

Summer Term
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic NEW REQUISITE 2 3 0 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept 3 0 0 3
CTS 118 IS Professional Comm 2 0 0 2
   
    7 3 0 8

Fall Semester
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
WEB 115 Web Markup and Scripting 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
   
    6 8 0 9

Spring Semester
___ ___ Advanced Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
   
    4 5 0 9

Summer Term
___ ___ Elective Group 1 ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    3 0 0 6

Fall Semester
___ ___ Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 2 ** ** ** 3
   
    5 3 0 9

Spring Semester
___ ___ Advanced Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
CSC 289 Programming Capstone Proj 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)
   
    6 7 0 9

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

Advanced Programming Elective – Select two: CSC 234, CSC 239, CSC 251, CSC 253

Elective Group 1 – Select 3 hours: CTS 120, COE 121, CSC 258, CTS 240, DBA 115, DBA 210, ECO 251, SGD 171, WEB 180, or WEB 182

Elective Group 2 – Select three hours: COE 111, COE 112 CSC 143, CSC 284, CTS 210, DBA 120, ECO 252, SGD 271, WEB 110, WEB 186, or WEB 250

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, ENG 241, ENG 262, ENG 273, HUM 110, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, or PHI 240. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Operating Systems Elective – Select one: NOS 120 or NOS 130

Programming Elective – Select two: CSC 134, CSC 139, CSC 151, CSC 153

**Hours vary depending on course selection.