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Computer Specialist - Programming Concentration A.A.S. (CSP)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

Graduates will be prepared to program applications using the latest computer languages. These applications will be both visual and non-visual in both a Web-based and client/server platform. In addition, the student will have knowledge of databases and accessing them through programs and will have worked in several operating systems environments. Most employment opportunities will be in software development in jobs such as programmer analyst.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem solving skills.
  • Use programming languages to develop computerized solutions for a range of problems.
  • Develop applications for the desktop, the Internet and mobile environment.
  • Plan and execute Information Technology projects using appropriate project development approaches and project management techniques.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
IDS 105 Thinking, Problem Solving and Team Building 3
CIS 155 Introduction to Computer Science – Structured Programming – C++ 3.5
ENG 105 College English I 3
CIS 112 Computational Thinking and Programming Logic 2
Semester Total 14.5
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 141 Client-Side Scripting I 3.5
CIS 133 User Experience Design 3
ENG 107 Technical Writing 3
CIS 250 Operating Systems 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Semester Total 15.5
Summer Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
BUS 120 Introduction to Business Organization 3
Semester Total 6
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 172 Java I 3
CIS 255 The Database Environment 3.5
CIS 280 GUI Application Development 3
CIS 180 Introduction to Project Management 3
Electives Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15.5
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 207 Unix Server-Side Scripting 3.5
CIS 145 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 222 Mobile Device Development 3.5
Electives Science 4-5
Semester Total 14-15
Credit Total 65.5-66.5

*Except for MAT 105, no mathematics courses numbered below 130 will fulfill the mathematics requirement.