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Computer Information - Systems and Technology

Computer Information - Systems and Technology

Judy Archer – Department Chair

(940) 498-6292

jarcher@nctc.edu

The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the high demand 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.

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.

The Certificate Program-

Design provides similar classes to the degree programs, however there are no academic classes in these 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.

Students pursing the certificate typically incur tuition and fee costs of $3,600.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $3,000 across the entire certificate.  Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take two semesters or 30 weeks to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.  This certificate can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

Students completing a certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam administered with the Department Chair with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement.

The Degree Program –

Students pursing the degree typically incur tuition and fee costs around $7,500.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $4,500.  Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take 64 weeks to complete.  The degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

Capstone Requirement:  Students completing one of the AAS degrees will enroll in a cooperative education course the last semester of study. The cooperative education course combines classroom learning with work experience and a lecture component.

Degree Requirements

First Year First Semester

ITSC 1316LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

3 credit hours

IMED 1316WEB PAGE DESIGN I

3 credit hours

ITNW 1358NETWORK+

3 credit hours

ITSE 1302COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

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

3 credit hours

ITSW 1307INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE

3 credit hours

ITSE 2321OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year First Semester

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

ARTC 1302DIGITAL IMAGING I (PHOTOSHOP)

3 credit hours

IMED 1345INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA

3 credit hours

INEW 2334ADVANCED WEB PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

OR

ITSY 1342INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY

3 credit hours

ITSE 2317JAVA PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year Second Semester

ENGL 2311TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING

3 credit hours

MATH 1332CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS I

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

GOVT 2305FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics)

3 credit hours

ITSE 2380COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-COMPUTER PROGRAMMER

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

*ITSE2380 will constitute the capstone experience.