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

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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland only

EFC-Deactivated January 1, 2013, pending SACSCOC approval; CVC-Closed September 1, 2013.

  • 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.9/13

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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

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 - see Emphasis listing) 3-4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
15-16

SEMESTER II

Database Course - List A 3-4
Advanced Specialization (one course - see Emphasis listing) 3-4
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)
9-12
Minimum Hours Required 24-28

NOTE: One introductory and one Advanced Specialization course must be selected from the same Specialization Emphasis listing.

General Programming Specialization Emphasis

SEMESTER I Introductory (One Course)

ITSE 1402 Computer Programming 4
ITSE 1407 Introduction to C++ 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

SEMESTER II Advanced (One Course)

INEW 2438 Advanced Java Programming 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
ITSE 1491 Special Topics in Computer Programming 4
ITSE 2431 Advanced C++ Programming 4
ITSE 2437 Assembly Language Programming 4
ITSE 2443 Advanced Windows Programming 4
ITSE 2447 Advanced Database Programming 4
ITSE 2457 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 4
ITSE 2459 Advanced Computer Programming 4
BCIS 2431 Advanced Programming in Visual Basic 4
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II 4
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III 4
ITSE 2310 iOS Application Programming 3
ITSE 2410 iOS Application Programming 4

Web Specialization Emphasis

SEMESTER I Introductory (One Course)

IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
ITSE 1301 Web Design Tools 3
ITSE 1401 Web Design Tools 4
ITSE 1306 PHP Programming 3
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 3
ITSE 1311 Beginning Web Programming 3
ITSE 1411 Beginning Web Programming 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4

SEMESTER II Advanced (One Course)

ITSE 1301 Web Design Tools 3
ITSE 1401 Web Design Tools 4
ITSE 1306 PHP Programming 3
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
IMED 2415 Web Design II 4
INEW 2334 Advanced Web Programming 3
INEW 2434 Advanced Web Programming 4
ITSE 2302 Intermediate Web Programming 3
ITSE 2402 Intermediate Web Programming 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4
ITSE 2310 iOS Application Programming 3
ITSE 2410 iOS Application Programming 4

.NET Specialization Emphasis

SEMESTER I Introductory (One Course)

ITSE 1330 Introduction to C# Programming 3
ITSE 1332 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming 3
ITSE 1430 Introduction to C# Programming 4
ITSE 1432 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming 4

SEMESTER II Advanced (One Course)

INEW 1340 ASP.NET Programming 3
INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming 4
ITSE 1347 Programming with Visual Basic.Net 3
ITSE 1447 Programming with Visual Basic.Net 4
ITSE 1491 Special Topics in Computer Programming 4
ITSE 2459 Advanced Computer Programming 4
ITSE 2304 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET 3
ITSE 2334 Advanced Visual Basic.Net Programming 3
ITSE 2338 C# Database Development with ADO.NET 3
ITSE 2353 Advanced C# Programming 3
ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET 4
ITSE 2434 Advanced Visual Basic.NET Programming 4
ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET 4
ITSE 2453 Advanced C# Programming 4
ITMT 1345 Enterprise Development Using Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 3

Oracle/SQL Specialization Emphasis

SEMESTER I Introductory (One Course)

ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITSE 1303 Introduction to MySQL 3
ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
ITSE 1445 Introduction to Oracle SQL 4
ITSE 2356 Oracle Database Administration I 3
ITSE 2456 Oracle Database Administration I 4

SEMESTER II Advanced (One Course)

ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITSE 2354 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL 3
ITSE 2356 Oracle Database Administration I 3
ITSE 2358 Oracle Databse Administration II 3
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4
ITSE 2429 Oracle Network Administration and Performance Tuning 4
ITSE 2454 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL 4
ITSE 2456 Oracle Database Administration I 4
ITSE 2458 Oracle Database Administration II 4

Game Specialization Emphasis

SEMESTER I Introductory (One Course)

GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design and Development 3
GAME 1403 Introduction to Game Design and Development 4
GAME 1304 Level Design 3
GAME 1404 Level Design 4
GAME 1306 Design and Creation of Games 3
GAME 1406 Design and Creation of Games 4
GAME 1309 Introduction to Animation Programming 3
GAME 1409 Introduction to Animation Programming 4
GAME 1336 Introduction to 3D Game Modeling 3
GAME 1436 Introduction to 3D Game Modeling 4
GAME 1343 Game and Simulation Programming I 3
GAME 1443 Game and Simulation Programming I 4
GAME 1394 Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 3
GAME 1494 Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 4
ARTC 1325 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
ARTC 1425 Introduction to Computer Graphics 4
ARTV 1343 Digital Sound 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1441 3-D Animation I 4
ARTV 1445 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 4

SEMESTER II Advanced (One Course)

GAME 1359 Game and Simulation Programming II 3
GAME 1459 Game and Simulation Programming II 4
GAME 1394 Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 3
GAME 1494 Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 4
GAME 2319 Game Engine 3
GAME 2419 Game Engine 4
GAME 2342 Game Development Using C++ 3
GAME 2347 Advanced Game Programming 3
GAME 2447 Advanced Game Programming 4
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTV 1451 Digital Video 4
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3
ARTV 2445 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 4
ARTV 2451 3-D Animation II 4
ITSE 2310 iOS Application Programming 3
ITSE 2410 iOS Application 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 1346 Database Theory and Design 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.