Apr 02, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog

Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development (A25590A)


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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.

The Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development program 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. Students graduating should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as programmers, programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, computer operators, systems technicians, or database specialists.

General Education Courses:


English/Communications (6 SHC)


Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)


Mathematics (3-4 SHC)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC)


Major Courses Elective:


Major Course Electives: Students are required to take a minimum of 6 SHC from the following courses. Qualified student may elect to take up to 6 credit hours of Work-Based learning.

Select one of the options below:

Total Semester Hours of Credit (SHC) in Program: 75/76


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 152 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 171 from above:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 11 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15


Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 10 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15


Summer - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 10/11 | Lab 5 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 12/13


Total Hours: Class 10/12 | Lab 9/13 | Clin/WkExp 0/30 | Credit 16


Total Hours: Class 9/10 | Lab 11/13 | Clin/WkExp 20 | Credit 17


Grand Total Hours: Class 50/54 | Lab 46/52 | Clin/WkExp 20/30 | Credit 75/76


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