2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Information Technology (Programming Awards)
Degree Plan: Software Programmer/Developer Assistant Certificate

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015.
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Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, El Centro, North Lake and Richland only

  • 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.SPDASST.16

This certificate option is designed to provide skills and knowledge in one introductory specialization language or development tool, an operating system used with that platform, and database concepts. Students are expected to complete an introductory and advanced course from the same specialization emphasis list to be considered as having met the requirement for this award.

Graduates will be qualified to work as an assistant in a programming or development environment with data, coding, and/or design.

Course(s) may be substituted for ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 for those who demonstrate current computer literacy.



ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing (4)
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
Introductory Specialization (one course - Introductory and Advanced Specialization Course Pairings) 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4


XXXX XXXX Database Course - List A 3-4
Advanced Specialization (one course - Introductory and Advanced Specialization Course Pairings) 4
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1415 Project Management Software OR (4)
Elective Any ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, COSC, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITMC, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, or ITSW course. (3-4)
Minimum Hours Required 26-28
Introductory and Advanced Specialization Course Pairings


Introductory Courses
ITSE 1402 Computer Programming 4
Advanced Courses
ITSE 2459 Advanced Computer Programming 4


Introductory Courses
COSC 1415 Fundamentals of Programming 4
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I OR 4
COSC 1430 Computer Programming (4)
Advanced Courses
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II 4
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III 4


Introductory Courses
ITSE 1432 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming 4
Advanced Courses
ITSE 2434 Advanced Visual Basic.NET Programming OR 4
ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET OR 4
INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming (4)


Introductory Courses
ITSE 2417 Java Programming 4
Advanced Courses
INEW 2438 Advanced Java Programming OR 4
ITSE 2410 iOS Application Programming OR (4)
ARTV 2471 Android Application Programming (4)


Introductory Courses
ITSE 1407 Introduction to C++ Programming 4
Advanced Courses
ITSE 2431 Advanced C++ Programming 4


Introductory Courses
ITSE 1430 Introduction to C# Programming 4
Advanced Courses
ITSE 2453 Advanced C# Programming OR 4
ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET OR (4)
INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming (4)

List A - Database Course

ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4
ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITSE 1303 Introduction to MySQL 3
ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
ITSE 1445 Introduction to Oracle SQL 4
ITSE 2454 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL 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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