Alamance Community College
2021 Calendar Year

Computer Programming and Development A.A.S. Degree • Semester by Semester

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CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 4 3
CIS-110   Introduction to Computers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

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CTI-110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 4 3
CTI-110   Web, Programming, and Database Foundation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the introduction of the tools and resources available to students in programming, mark-up language and services on the Internet. Topics include standard mark-up language Internet services, creating web pages, using search engines, file transfer programs; and database design and creation with DBMS products. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of programming tools, deploy a web-site with mark-up tools, and create a simple database table.

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CTI-120 Network and Security Foundation 4 3
CTI-120   Network and Security Foundation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces students to the Network concepts, including networking terminology and protocols, local and wide area networks, and network standards. Emphasis is placed on securing information systems and the various implementation policies. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, media and protocols.

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MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I (MAT-121 or higher) 4 3
MAT-121   Algebra/Trigonometry I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an integrated approach to technology and the skills required to manipulate, display, and interpret mathematical functions and formulas used in problem solving. Topics include the properties of plane and solid geometry, area and volume, and basic proportion applications; simplification, evaluation, and solving of algebraic equations and inequalities and radical functions; complex numbers; right triangle trigonometry; and systems of equations. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use mathematics and technology for problem-solving, analyzing and communicating results.

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WBL-110 World of Work 1 1
WBL-110   World of Work PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers basic knowledge necessary for gaining and maintaining employment. Topics include job search skills, work ethic, meeting employer expectations, workplace safety, and human relations. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully make the transition from school to work.

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Semester Total 17 13
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CIS-115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 5 3
CIS-115   Introduction to Programming and Logic PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programming and problem solving in a structured program logic environment. Topics include language syntax, data types, program organization, problem solving methods, algorithm design, and logic control structures. Upon completion, students should be able to use top-down algorithm design and implement algorithmic solutions in a programming language.

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DBA-110 Database Concepts 5 3
DBA-110   Database Concepts PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take CIS 110, DRE 097 and DMA 010, 040

This course introduces database design and creation using a DBMS product. Emphasis is placed on data dictionaries, normalization, data integrity, data modeling, and creation of simple tables, queries, reports, and forms. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement normalized database structures by creating simple database tables, queries, reports, and forms.

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ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 3
ENG-111   Writing and Inquiry PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

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NOS-120 Linux/UNIX Single User 4 3
NOS-120   Linux/UNIX Single User PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course develops the necessary skills for students to develop both GUI and command line skills for using and customizing a Linux workstation. Topics include Linux file system and access permissions, GNOME Interface, VI editor, X Window System expression pattern matching, I/O redirection, network and printing utilities. Upon completion, students should be able to customize and use Linux systems for command line requirements and desktop productivity roles.

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WEB-115 Web Markup and Scripting 4 3
WEB-115   Web Markup and Scripting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) standard client-side Internet programming using industry-established practices. Topics include JavaScript, markup elements, stylesheets, validation, accessibility, standards, and browsers. Upon completion, students should be able to develop hand-coded web pages using current markup standards.

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Semester Total 21 15
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CTS-115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3 3
CTS-115   Information Systems Business Concepts PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

The course introduces the role of IT in managing business processes and the need for business process and IT alignment. Emphasis is placed on industry need for understanding business challenges and developing/managing information systems to contribute to the decision making process based on these challenges. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the 'hybrid business manager' and the potential offered by new technology and systems.

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ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

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ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 0 0
ENG-114   Professional Research & Reporting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ENG 111

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

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COM-231 Public Speaking 0 0
COM-231   Public Speaking PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • RED-070 or DRE-096

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.

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Semester Total 6 6
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CSC-121 Python Programming 5 3
CSC-121   Python Programming PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programming using the Python programming language. Emphasis is placed on common algorithms and programming principles utilizing the standard library distributed with Python. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, and debug Python language programs.

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CSC-151 JAVA Programming 5 3
CSC-151   JAVA Programming PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion students should be able to design, code, test, debug JAVA language programs.

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DBA-120 Database Programming I 4 3
DBA-120   Database Programming I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DBA 110

This course is designed to develop SQL programming proficiency. Emphasis is placed on data definition, data manipulation, and data control statements as well as on report generation. Upon completion, students should be able to write programs which create, update, and produce reports.

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Semester Total 14 9
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CSC-134 C++ Programming 5 3
CSC-134   C++ Programming PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • CIS 115

This course introduces computer programming using the C++ programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test and debug at a beginning level.

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CSC-251 Advanced JAVA Programming 5 3
CSC-251   Advanced JAVA Programming PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a continuation of CSC 151 using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and implement objects using the appropriate environment.

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CSC-289 Programming Capstone Project 5 3
CSC-289   Programming Capstone Project PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant programming project from the design phase through implementation with minimal instructor support. Emphasis is placed on project definition, testing, presentation, and implementation. Upon completion, students should be able to complete a project from the definition phase through implementation.

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WBL-111, 112, 113
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 10 1
WBL-111   Work-Based Learning I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

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WBL-112 Work-Based Learning I 20 2
WBL-112   Work-Based Learning I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

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WBL-113 Work-Based Learning I 30 3
WBL-113   Work-Based Learning I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

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Semester Total 75 15
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CCT-110 Introduction to Cyber Crime 0 0
CCT-110   Introduction to Cyber Crime PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces and explains the various types of offenses that qualify as cyber crime activity. Emphasis is placed on identifying cyber crime activity and the response to these problems from both the private and public domains. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately describe and define cyber crime activities and select an appropriate response to deal with the problem.

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CCT-231 Technology Crimes & Law 0 0
CCT-231   Technology Crimes & Law PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the applicable technological laws dealing with the regulation of cyber security and criminal activity. Topics include an examination of state, federal and international laws regarding cyber crime with an emphasis on both general and North Carolina statutes. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the elements of cyber crime activity and discuss the trends of evolving laws.

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CTS-130 Spreadsheet 0 0
CTS-130   Spreadsheet PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic spreadsheet design and development. Topics include writing formulas, using functions, enhancing spreadsheets, creating charts, and printing. Upon completion, students should be able to design and print basic spreadsheets and charts.

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CTS-155 Tech Support Functions 0 0
CTS-155   Tech Support Functions PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces a variety of diagnostic and instructional tools that are used to evaluate the performance of technical support technologies. Emphasis is placed on technical support management techniques and support technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to determine the best technologies to support and solve actual technical support problems.

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NET-125 Introduction to Networks 0 0
NET-125   Introduction to Networks PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. Topics include introduction to the principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Upon completion, students should be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

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NOS-130 Windows Single User 0 0
NOS-130   Windows Single User PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces operating system concepts for single-user systems. Topics include hardware management, file and memory management, system configuration/optimization, and utilities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform operating systems functions at the support level in a single-user environment.

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NOS-220 Linux/Unix Administration I 0 0
NOS-220   Linux/Unix Administration I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take NOS 120

This course introduces the Linux file system, group administration, and system hardware controls. Topics include installation, creation and maintaining file systems, NIS client and DHCP client configuration, NFS, SMB/Samba, Configure X, Gnome, KDE, basic memory, processes, and security. Upon completion, students should be able to perform system administration tasks including installation, configuring and attaching a new Linux workstation to an existing network.

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SEC-110 Security Concepts 0 0
SEC-110   Security Concepts PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, students should be able to identify information security risks, create an information security policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy.

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WEB-151 Mobile Application Development I 0 0
WEB-151   Mobile Application Development I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • CIS 115

This course introduces students to programming technologies, design and development related to mobile applications. Topics include accessing device capabilities, industry standards, operating systems, and programming for mobile applications using an OS Software Development Kit (SDK). Upon completion, students should be able to create basic applications for mobile devices.

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WEB-182 PHP Programming 0 0
WEB-182   PHP Programming PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces students to the server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language PHP. Emphasis is placed on programming techniques required to create dynamic web pages using PHP scripting language features. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and create a dynamic web site using the PHP scripting language.

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WEB-225 Content Management Systems 0 0
WEB-225   Content Management Systems PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces students to Content Management Systems (CMS) designed for the publication of Web content to Web sites. Topics include individual user accounts, administration menus, RSS-feeds, customizable layout, flexible account privileges, logging, blogging systems, creating online forums, and modules. Upon completion, students should be able to register and maintain individual user accounts and create a business website and/or an interactive community website.

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WEB-250 Database Driven Websites 0 0
WEB-250   Database Driven Websites PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces dynamic (database-driven) website development. Topics include the use of basic database CRUD statements (create, read, update and delete) incorporated into web applications, as well as in software architecture principles. Upon completion, students should be able to design and develop database driven web applications according to industry standards.

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Semester Total 0 0
TOTAL CREDITS 58