• INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Information Technology cluster includes courses and/or programs related to designing, developing, managing, and operating communication and information technology networks and related hardware and software for the recording, storage, transformation, transmission, and distribution of voice, video, images, and data including both telecommunications and computing services. Information Technology careers involve the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow's jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. Tomorrow's workers must be prepared to change jobs and careers several times.

     

    COURSE OFFERINGS 

    INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 

    This course is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of computer programming. Topics include computer software, program design and development, and practical experience in programming using modern, text-based programming languages. 

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    INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

    This course is designed to expand upon the fundamental programming skills acquired in Introduction to Computer Programming (Computer Programming 1). Topics include intermediate program design and development techniques, security and ethics, and practical experience in programming using a modern, text-based programming language. 

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    ADVANCED COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

    This course is the capstone course in the Programming and Software Development program. Students are expected to use advanced skills and knowledge from Introduction and Intermediate Computer Programming. The purpose of the course is to allow students to develop a project that demonstrates accumulated skills in time management, research, problem-solving, human interaction, organization, and public speaking as related to computer science and that has a meaningful impact on industry and community stakeholders. 

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    DATABASE DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING 

    This course is geared to meet the learning needs of a variety of students, from those interested in gaining broad exposure to business and technical skills to students planning on pursuing a technical education or career. This course utilizes an Oracle-hosted, state-of-the-art lab environment to build database design and programming skills. Students analyze case studies to identify data patterns and connections to design relational databases. Students create entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) while building collaboration and problem-solving skills. Students build and modify databases using structured query language (SQL), the industry-standard database programming language. 

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    CERTIFICATIONS

    • OSHA
    • Python Certification
    • Java Certification
    • PCEP Certification
    • Oracle Foundations of Database Design Certification