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Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (Programming Awards) - Programmer Level 1 Certificate (Archived)

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010.
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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland only

MVC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.PROGLEVI.6/11

This certificate option is designed to provide students with basic and advanced skills and knowledge in a primary language of choice. Application development using database programming techniques, structures, and modeling is also developed. Graduates will be qualified to work as a Level I Programmer in a technical programming environment.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computer and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.



ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
XXXX X4XX Introductory Programming course - List A* 4


XXXX X4XX Advanced Programming Language course - List B** 4
XXXX XXXX Database course - List C OR 3-4
ITSC 1415 Project Management Software (4)
Minimum Hours Required 15-16

*First in a two-course programming language series

List A - Introductory Programming Courses

ITSE 1402 Computer Programming 4
ITSE 1407 Introduction to C++ Programming 4
ITSE 1411 Beginning Web Programming 4
ITSE 1430 Introduction to C# Programming 4
ITSE 1432 Introduction to Visual Basic .Net Programming 4
ITSE 1491 Special Topics in Computer Programming 4
ITSE 2417 Java Programming 4
ITSE 2421 Object-Oriented Programming 4
BCIS 1431 Programming in Visual Basic 4
COSC 1415 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 4
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I 4

**Second in a two-course programming language series

List B - Advanced Programming Courses

ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
ITSE 1491 Special Topics in Computer Programming 4
ITSE 2402 Intermediate Web Programming 4
ITSE 2431 Advanced C++ Programming 4
ITSE 2437 Assembly Language Programming 4
ITSE 2443 Advanced Windows Programming 4
ITSE 2434 Advanced Visual Basic .Net Programming 4
ITSE 2449 Advanced Visual Basic Programming 4
ITSE 2453 Advanced C# Programming 4
ITSE 2457 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 4
ITSE 2459 Advanced Computer Programming 4
INEW 2418 Web Programming Using Java Server Pages and Servlets 4
INEW 2434 Advanced Web Programming 4
INEW 2438 Advanced Java Programming 4
ITNW 1441 Programming with C#.Net 4
ITSE 1447 Programming with Visual Basic.Net 4
BCIS 2431 Advanced Programming in Visual Basic 4
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II 4
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III 4

List C - Database Courses

ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact - SQL 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITSC 1356 Solaris Shell Programming (SL) 3
ITSC 1456 Solaris Shell Programming (SL) 4
ITSE 1303 Introduction to MySQL 3
ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITSE 2303 MySQL Database Administration 3
ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
ITSE 1445 Introduction to Oracle SQL 4
ITSE 2354 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL 3
ITSE 2454 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL 4
ITSE 2346 Oracle: Application I 3
ITSE 2446 Oracle: Application I 4
ITSE 2348 Oracle: Applications II 3
ITSE 2448 Oracle: Applications II 4
ITSE 2356 Oracle Database Administration I 3
ITSE 2456 Oracle Database Administration I 4
ITSE 2358 Oracle Databse Administration II 3
ITSE 2458 Oracle Databse Administration II 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4
ITSE 2447 Advanced Database Programming 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSW 2437 Advanced Database 4
ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET 4
ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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