Computer Software Specialist

Program Description

The Computer Software Specialist program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as computer professionals who can develop business-oriented software applications. General and specialized computer courses with an emphasis in programming and database applications are complemented by general education courses. Students will participate in a comprehensive program that includes both classroom and lab instruction, along with a work-based learning experience at an area business or a comprehensive computer project.

Opportunities for Employment

Students completing this degree will be prepared to work in a variety of IT positions with Internet service providers and either public and private organizations.  Motivated software specialists can advance to positions such as software developers, database administrators, systems analysts, web programmers, and webmasters.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may receive college credit for verified on-the-job experience. Courses taken out of suggested sequence must have the approval of the program advisor.

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PROGRAM OF STUDY

FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit  
ITE 131 Survey of Internet Services 1  
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 3  
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3  
ITN 171 Unix I 3  
 ITN 101 Intro to Network Concepts 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ENG 111 or 115 College Composition I or Technical Writing 3  
    Social Science or Humanities Elective 3  
ITP 100 Software Design 3  
ITP 120 Java Programing I 3  
ITP 140 Client Side Scripting 3  
IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving 3  
SECOND YEAR FALL
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software 3  
ITP 132 C ++ Programing I 3  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Math 3  
ITP 193 Studies in PHP/MySQL 3  
ITP 220 Java Programming II 3  
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment 1  
SECOND YEAR SPRING
ITP 232 C++ Programming II 3  
ITP 214 Windows Mobile Development 3  
ITP 251 Systems Analysis & Design 3  
ITP 298 Capstone 3  
    Social Science Elective 3  
    Humanities Elective 3  
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 66   

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