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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 Certificate in Game Design provides study in Game Design, Game Development, Animation, Artificial Intelligence, and Game Programming using a variety of programming languages and platforms. Also provides study in Android and iOS app design.

The Certificate Programs for CITE, Networking, and CISCO provide similar classes to the degree program, however there are no academic classes in those individual curricula. 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 40 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: 30 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, 16 hours for CISCO Basic

*A comprehensive exam will constitute the capstone for certificates.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

ETWR 1302TECHNICAL WRITING

3 credit hours

IMED 1316WEB PAGE DESIGN I (DREAMWEAVER)

3 credit hours

ITNW 1358NETWORK+

3 credit hours

ITSE 1302COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (VISUAL BASIC)

3 credit hours

ITSC 1325PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year - Second Semester

ARTC 1325INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS

3 credit hours

EECT 1300TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 credit hours

ITSE 2302INTERMEDIATE WEB PROGRAMMING (PHP)

3 credit hours

ITSW 1307INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE (ACCESS)

3 credit hours

GAME 1343GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING I

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - First Semester

ARTC 1302DIGITAL IMAGING I (PHOTOSHOP)

3 credit hours

ITSC 1316LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

3 credit hours

IMED 1345INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA I (FLASH)

3 credit hours

INEW 2334ADVANCED WEB PROGRAMMING (HTML 5)

3 credit hours

ITSE 2317JAVA PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - Second Semester

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

MATH 1332MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

GOVT 2305AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

3 credit hours

SPCH 1318INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

ITSE 2280COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-COMPUTER PROGRAMMER

2 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 62

*ITSE2280 will constitute the capstone experience.