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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 diploma 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.

Diploma

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NC CIP: 11.0201
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 2 3 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts REVISED 2016FA 2 3 0 3
WEB 115 Web Markup and Scripting 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Spring Semester

Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Requisite 1 2 0 2
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Operating Systems Elective 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Advanced Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design Requisite 3 0 0 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Spring Semester

Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114
OR
Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CSC 289 Programming Capstone Proj Requisite 1 4 0 3
___ ___ Advanced Programming Elective 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 44

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

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

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