Information Technology – Information Systems – Associate Degree (A25590S)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and service, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exam.

Note: BCC and UNCG have an articulation agreement allowing students who complete an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Systems at BCC to transfer to UNCG into Bryan School of Business and Economics.

BCC also offers Information Technology – Information Systems Diploma and Certificate options including a Certificate in Cyber Security, C++ Programming and Java Programming.

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS 115 Intro Programming & Logic 3
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation 3
CTI 120 Network and  Security Foundation 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concepts 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 3
Semester Total 19
Spring Semester #1
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
Semester Total 15
Fall Semester #2
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 3
CTS 285 System Analysis & Design 3
NET 110 Networking Concepts 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective* 3
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester #2
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 3
CTS 287 Emerging Technology 3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
Semester Total 15

*Note: See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses.


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