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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 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

A25130
NC CIP: 11.0201
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic 2 3 0 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts REVISED 2016FA 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers REVISED 2016FA (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
  Total: 10 11 0 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
WEB 115 Web Markup and Scripting 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Operating Systems Elective 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Quantitative Literacy (2) (2) (0) (3)
  Total: 8 9 0 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
___ ___ Advanced Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept REVISED 2016FA 3 0 0 3
CTS 118 IS Professional Comm 2 0 0 2
  Total: 7 3 0 8

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 1 ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Networking Concepts 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Networking Basics (1) (4) (0) (3)
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 10 5 0 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
___ ___ Advanced Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
CSC 289 Programming Capstone Proj 1 4 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Elective Group 2 ** ** ** 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
  Total: 8 9 0 15

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

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

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

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

Elective Group 1 – Select one: CTS 120, CSC 258, CTS 240, DBA 115, DBA 210WBL 121, WEB 151, WEB 180 or WEB 182

Elective Group 2 – Select one: CSC 143, CSC 284, CTS 210, DBA 120WBL 111, WBL 112WEB 141, WEB 186, WEB 187 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.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.