Programming Program Curriculum

AAS–T scope and sequence

Program Preparation: Skill Development Courses

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
ENGL 106 Technical Writing 3

Writing strategies geared to target audiences. Emphasis on research and problem–solving requiring critical reading and writing; development of ideas and argumentation. Includes layout and design, use of illustration, schematics and mathematics.

ITC 102 Information Systems Concepts 3

Intro to computers and information systems, including hardware, software, data organization, data communications, systems development and the evolving role of computers in society.

MIC 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 4

Intro to microcomputer applications for Windows. Includes an overview of Windows, the Microsoft Office System featuring Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet Browsers, email, along with emerging software application topics and concepts.

First Quarter

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
BUS 140 Customer Relations 5

Develops skills to identify and resolve customer complaints, handle difficult customers and utilize effective verbal and nonverbal communication methods. Learn appropriate professional use of various electronic media and contribute positively to the service culture of an organization. Examines future trends and changes in work environments.

MIC 175 Computer User Support 4

This class is an alternative to BUS 140.

ITC 110 Programming Fundamentals 5

Intro to basic computing concepts such as Input–Processing–Output, control structures, arrays, structured programming and object oriented programming using C#.NET as an example language.

CSC 110 Introduction to Computer Programming 5

This class is an alternative to ITC 110.

ITC 220 Database Development 5

Overview of database theory and systems. Work with relational databases, simple ADO, SQL and XML.

Second Quarter

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
ITC 115 Object Oriented Programming 5

Intro to object oriented programming, structures and concepts with Java. Intro to the C++ language Create objects and understand how they relate to classes. Develop C++ code for practical applications.

CSC 142 Computer Programming 1 5

This class is an alternative to ITC 115.

ITC 172 .NET Web Programming 5

Intro to object–oriented, event–driven programming using Visual Basic (VB) in the Visual Studio.NET environment. Create Windows applications and write Windows interfaces to existing applications. Study of Visual Basic forms and tools and writing VB code modules, processing and functions. Intro to web applications.

WEB 110 Web Authoring 1 4

Covers the mechanics of web page production starting with absolute basics. Covers document structure, text elements, list elements, links, tables and working with images and creating framesets. Focuses on creating HTML/XHTML files by hand with emphasis on browser compatibility issues and HTML/XHTML validation.

Third Quarter

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
ITC 162 Java 2 with Intro to Android 5

Covers advanced Object Programming concepts and their application in a mobile environment. Includes OOP inheritance, interfaces, when to refractor, and good design principles. Learn how to design for large projects and to work in teams. Create a simple mobile application.

CSC 143 Web Authoring 3 5

This class is an alternative to ITC 162.

ITC 240 Web Application Programming 1 5

Covers the fundamentals of programming using a server side scripting language such as PHP. Learn basic programming skills such as Variables, Control Structures, and Arrays, how to elegantly incorporate their scripts into their websites and gather data from HTML forms.

ITC 255 Systems Analysis 5

Identify when a system needs to be upgraded or replaced. Analyze system components and requirements, charting process flow and data structures, determining feasibilities and providing alternate solutions.

Fourth Quarter

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
ITC 250 Web Application Programming 2 5

Covers more advanced server–side scripting. Learn how to collect data from forms and to store and retrieve data from a database. Emphasizes proper coding conventions, security, and code organization.

ITC 298 Special Topics 5

In–depth studies in new and emerging technologies relevant to the IT programs.

Total credits for Certificates* = 68–69

Total ASS–T degree Credits = 93–94

Note: This curriculum is being developed and revised. Please check with Information Technology Programs, 206.934.3150, for current information. Students must maintain a grade of 2.0 or higher in every class to remain in this program.

* Pre–requisite credits not included in total.

Contact Information

Information Technology Programs
Business, Information Technologies & Creative Arts
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room BE3176
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.3150 206.934.3150

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