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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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25260
NC CIP: 11.0103
Day and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts REVISED 2016FA 2 3 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers REVISED 2016FA (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Quantitative Literacy (2) (2) (0) (3)
  Total: 9 12 0 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 1 ** ** ** 3
  Total: 9 7 0 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept REVISED 2016FA 3 0 0 3
CTS 118 IS Professional Comm 2 0 0 2
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support REVISED 2016FA 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 1 ** ** ** 3
  Total: 7 3 0 11

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design 3 0 0 3
WEB 110 Internet/Web Fundamentals 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 1 ** ** ** 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Networking Concepts (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
  Total: 6 6 0 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CTS 289 System Support Project 1 4 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 2 ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Elective Group 2 ** ** ** 2
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
  Total: 7 4 0 14

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

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

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