Alamance Community College
2021 Calendar Year

IT Business Support • Semester by Semester

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ACA-111 College Student Success 1 1
ACA-111   College Student Success PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

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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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CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 5 3
CTS-120   Hardware/Software Support PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take CIS 110 or CIS 111 and DRE 097

This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers.

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Semester Total 18 13
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CTS-130 Spreadsheet 4 3
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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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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Semester Total 9 6
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Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 3
Semester Total 3 3
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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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CTS-285 Systems Analysis & Design 3 3
CTS-285   Systems Analysis & Design PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces established and evolving methodologies for the analysis, design, and development of an information system. Emphasis is placed on system characteristics, managing projects, prototyping, CASE/OOM tools, and systems development life cycle phases. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a problem and design an appropriate solution using a combination of tools and techniques.

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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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NOS-130 Windows Single User 4 3
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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Major Elective 3 3
Semester Total 17 15
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CTS-289 System Support Project 0 3
CTS-289   System Support Project PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant support project with minimal instructor assistance. Emphasis is placed on written and oral communication skills, project definition, documentation, installation, testing, presentation, and user training. Upon completion, students should be able to complete a project from the definition phase through implementation.

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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-115 Oral Communication 3 3
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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ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 3
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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COM-231 Public Speaking 3 3
NOS-230 Windows Administration I 4 3
NOS-230   Windows Administration I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take NOS-130

This course covers the installation and configuration of a Windows Server operating system. Emphasis is placed on the basic configuration of core network services, Active Directory and group policies. Upon completion, students should be able to install and configure a Windows Server operating system.

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SEC-110 Security Concepts 4 3
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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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 14 15
TOTAL CREDITS 52