The Computer Science option prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in computer science or a related area such as computer engineering or computer information systems. It includes required and elective courses in current programming languages, discrete mathematics, data structures and algorithms, database systems, system analysis and design, and computer organization.
The information technology option is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university for continued study in Information Technology or any business-computing program. In addition to general studies, students are required to take six degree-specific technical courses which include introductory courses in information technology and networking, two semesters of programming, systems analysis, and a technical elective. Choice of elective and programming language should be determined by requirements at the college to which the student will transfer.
The database programming and administration program emphasizes computer programming skills and database management. Three semesters of programming language courses, three semesters of database courses, and systems analysis courses help prepare the student to actively participate in real-world software development projects.
The networking administration program emphasizes planning, designing, managing, and maintaining computer networks. Operating systems studied include Windows and UNIX/Linux. Current topics in networking are presented. This program assists with preparation towards several professional IT certifications.
The web development and management program emphasizes web skills. Students delve into all facets of web page preparation. Current topics include web page design and development, client and server side scripting, programming, multimedia, and database and networking concepts.
The game programming program focuses on designing games, writing the program code, and testing that the game works as expected. Emphasis is on computer programming in C++ and algorithms.
This certificate program emphasizes troubleshooting and diagnostic skills for both hardware and software issues encountered at a Help Desk. Preparation includes computer support, upgrade and repair functions. This program assists with preparation toward the CompTIA A+ Certification.
This certificate program prepares a student to design, develop, deploy and administer current industry-standard databases, both as an end-user and as a database administrator. The program assists with preparation for Oracle certification exams.
The five courses in this Certificate of Achievement provide in-depth instruction in securing a network. Prior coursework in networking or professional experience required prior to matriculation.
This certificate prepares a student to effectively use software in a modern office environment. Word processing, spreadsheet applications, database skills, presentation ability, use of the Internet, electronic scheduling and communications, and web design and publishing are investigated. This program will assist with preparation towards the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams.