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Computer Information - Systems and Technology

The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the Information Technology segment of the workforce. Each area of the curriculum provides entry level skills, or prepares the student for industry certification in the chosen field of study. The CITE program curriculum has been developed with the assistance and advice of an advisory council which is composed of service area industry professionals.

The degree and certificate programs will provide the student with skills in industry standard software and hardware. The program provides skills in computer applications, performing critical thinking, and the application of ethics in their daily operations.

The CITE degree program provides study in Computer Maintenance, Computer Programming, Web Page Design and Development, Digital Graphics, Operating Systems, Database Design and Development, and Microsoft Applications. The degree program also provides the student with academic classes designed to provide the student with a well-rounded education.

The Networking degree program provides study in Computer Maintenance, Computer Networking, Server Administration, Network Security, and Cisco Academy. This degree program also provides the student with academic classes designed to provide the student with a well-rounded education. The CISCO academy classes utilize the curriculum provided by CISCO, and require that students attend daily classes.

The Certificate in Game Design will provide study in the Game Design, Game Development, Animation, Artificial Intelligence, and Game Programming using a variety of programming languages and platforms.

The Certificate Programs for CITE, Networking, and CISCO provide similar classes to the degree program, however there are no academic classes in those individual curriculums. A student that commences study as a certificate student and later desires to complete the degree program will find that the classes taken for a certificate will readily transfer to the degree program.

Prerequisite: Students in this program must be able to keyboard at a minimum rate of 30 words per minute (WPM). Those who cannot meet this requirement must take a keyboarding class to improve their skills prior to enrollment.

Graduation Requirements: A minimum of 62 hours is required for graduation with an Associate of Applied Science degree in CITE. A minimum of 60 hours is required for graduation with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Networking Technology.

The minimums for each of the Certificate programs are: 32 hours for Computer Information Systems & Technology; 30 hours for Computer Information Systems & Technology Game Design; 30 hours for Networking Technology Networking Operating Systems Major; 31 hours for Networking Technology CISCO Major.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

GAME 1306DESIGN AND CREATION OF GAMES

3 credit hours

POFI 2301WORD PROCESSING

3 credit hours

ITSC 1316LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

3 credit hours

IMED 1345INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA I

3 credit hours

IMED 1316WEB PAGE DESIGN I

3 credit hours

ITNW 1337INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:18

First Year - Second Semester

GAME 1343GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING I

3 credit hours

ITSE 1302COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

MATH XXXXMATHEMATICS CORE

3 credit hours

ARTS XXXXVISUAL & PERFORMING ART CORE

3 credit hours

POFI 1349SPREADSHEETS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - First Semester

ARTC 1302DIGITAL IMAGING I

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

ITSW 1307INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE

3 credit hours

ITSC 1325PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE

3 credit hours

GOVT XXXXGOVERNMENT CORE

3 credit hours

OR

HIST XXXXHISTORY CORE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - Second Semester

ITSC 2331INTEGRATED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS III

3 credit hours

EECT 1300TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 credit hours

ITSC 2302INTERMEDIATE WEB PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

ITSC 2280COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

2 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:11

Total Credit Hours: 59

*ITSC2280 will constitute the capstone experience.