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IT-Programming & Software Development-Python Programming

Curriculum Description

Information Technology

Career Cluster:    
Web and Digital Communications, Information Support and Services, Programming and Software Development, and Network Systems

Pathway:              Information Technology

Program Major    Information Technology

Pathway Description

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

This curriculum model is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the certificate in Information Technology with an emphasis in Python Programming.

The following represents one way in which the certifcate 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.

Certificate NEW

NC CIP: 11.0103
Day, Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2022

Spring 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
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, & Db Foundation 2 2 0 3
WEB 151 Mobile Application Dev I REVISED REQUISITE 2 3 0 3
DBA 120 Database Programming I Requisite 2 2 0 3

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CSC 121 Python Programming Requisite 2 3 0 3
CSC 221 Advanced Python Programming NEW 2022FA Requisite 2 2 0 3

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

Total Credit Hours: 18


  • : 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

2022FA - New Certificate