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Courses & Requirements

Applications Option

The associate in science degree option in Computer and Information Sciences: Applications Option is designed to serve the needs of the career-oriented student who wishes to find employment in the modern office environment. This program provides training in word processing, spreadsheet applications, data management, web page design, computerized office operations, as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills. A minimum of 65 credit hours are required for graduation.

Starting in the Fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Courses Credits Comments
CIS110 Computer Applications 3  
CIS112 Integrated Computer Applications 4 Prerequisite* CIS110 or CTN110
CIS113 Database Management 4 Prerequisite CIS110 or CTN110
CIS114 Help Desk and Soft Skills 3  
CIS115 Information Security 4 Prerequisite CTN110
CIS130 Web Development I 4 Prerequisite CIS110 or CTN110
CTN110 Introduction to Information Technology 3  
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
Courses Credits Comments
Program Electives 12/16 Choose 4 courses at level listed or higher:ACC101, BUS101, CIS121,COP101, CTE101, CTE103, CTN120, ECO201, FIN201, HST104, MAT171, MGT103, MKT210
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3 Not: GRA, ART140, ART141, ART241, ART143, ART250
Humanities Elective 3 COM Recommended. Not: GRA, ART140, ART141, ART143, ART241, ART250
Social Science Elective 3  
Math Electives 7/8 MAT120 or higher
Electives 6/8