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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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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NET-125 Introduction to Networks 5 3
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 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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Semester Total 14 9
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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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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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Major Elective 3 3
Semester Total 11 9
TOTAL CREDITS 31