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Information Technology (A25590I)

Associate in Applied Science

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.

Employment Outlook

Employment of computer and information technology managers is projected to grow 10% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will grow as firms increasingly expand their business to digital platforms.

Employment Competencies

Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork – The ability to work effectively with others, especially to analyze situations, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving problems or accomplishing tasks.

Problem-solving – The ability to identify problems and potential causes while developing and implementing practical action plans for solutions.

Adaptability and Lifelong Learning – The ability to learn and apply new knowledge and skills and adapt to changing technologies, methods, processes, work environments, organizational structures and management practices.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CTI 110 Web Programming and Database Foundations 2 2 3
CTI 120 Network and Security Foundations 2 2 3
CTS 115 Information Systems and Business Concepts 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
12 6 15
Spring Semester
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2 3 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 3
WEB 210 Web Design 2 2 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
Mathematics Elective 2-3 2 3-4
14-15 9 18-19
Fall Semester
CTI 140 Virtualization Concepts 1 4 3
Communication Elective 3 0 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 3
SEC 180 Information Assurance Principles 2 2 3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2 2 3
10 11 15
Spring Semester
CCT 121 Computer Crime Investigations 3 2 4
CCT 250 Network Vulnerabilities I 2 2 3
CSC 249 Data Structure and Algorithms 2 3 3
CTS 240 Project Management 2 2 3
WEB 213 Internet Marketing and Analytics 2 2 3
11 11 16
TOTAL CREDITS: 64-65
Communication Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: COM 120, ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: ART 111, MUS 110, PHI 240 Gen Ed: HUM 115
Mathematics Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171 Gen Ed: MAT 110
Social/Behavioral Science Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: ECO 251, ECO 252, POL 120, PSY 150, SOC 210

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%

Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu