PCC’s Information Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment as designers, testers, support technicians, administrators, developers, or programmers with organizations that use computers to design, process, manage, and communicate information, depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover:

  • Computer operations and terminology;
  • Operating systems;
  • Database;
  • Networking;
  • Security;
  • Technical support.

Courses

Required Courses for Degree AAS DIP C1 C2 C3
ACA 122 College Transfer Success *
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming
COM 231 Public Speaking
CSC 151 Java Programming
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, DB Foundation
CTI 120 Network & Security Foundation
CTS 115 Info System Business Concepts
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support
CTS 130 Spreadsheets ✔**
CTS 210 Computer Ethics
CTS 240 Project Management
DBA 110 Database Concepts ✔**
DBA 120 Database Programming I
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts
NOS 130 Windows Single User
NOS 230 Windows Admin I
SEC 110 Security Concepts
XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective
XXX Humanities/Fine Arts, Elective
XXX CTI Free Elective
Semester Hours Required for Degree 67 40 18 15 18

Courses with matching symbols indicate OR/AND requirements. Review back page or contact Student Development for more information.
AAS = Associate in Applied Science
DIP = Diploma
C1= General Certificate
C2= IT Management Certificate
C3= Database Support Certificate
✔ Denotes required for degree completion

Outlook for Employment

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 exams.

Government Agencies
Businesses Educational Systems

Process for Admissions

  • Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
  • Complete the Admission Placement Test.
  • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
ACA 122 ollege Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, DB Foundation 2 2 0 3
CTI 120 Network & Security Foundation 2 2 0 3
XXX Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 0 3
XXX Track Requirement 3 0 0 3
12-13 6-8 0 16
SPRING SEMESTER
CIS 115 Introduction to Prog & Logic 3 0 0 3
CSC 151 Java Programming 1 2 2 0 3
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3 1 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
XXX Track Requirement 3 0 0 3
16 5 0 18
FALL SEMESTER
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
CTS 115 Info System Business Concepts 3 0 0 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
XXX Track Requirement 3 0 0 3
15 8 0 18
SPRING SEMESTER
CTS 210 Computer Ethics 3 0 0 3
CTS 240 Project Management 2 2 0 3
XXX Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
XXX Track Requirement 3 0 0 3
XXX Track Requirement 3 0 0 3
14 2 0 15
57-58 21-23 0 67
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 67