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Courses & Requirements

Information Technology Option

The associate in science degree program in Computer and Information Sciences: Information Technology Option is designed to serve the needs of the career-oriented student who wishes to find employment as an Information Technology specialist or transfer to a four year institution for a degree in Information Technology. This program provides training in hardware, applications software, web technology, computer networks, and operating systems as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills. A minimum of 68 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
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
CIS121 Introduction to Operating Systems 4 Prerequisite
CIS130 Web Development I 4 Prerequisite
CIS110 or CTN110
CIS140 Introduction to Computer Science 4 Prerequisite
CIS141 Computer Science I 4 Prerequisite
CTN110 Introduction to Information Technology 3  
CTN201 Networks I 3 Co-requisite CTN110
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
Courses Credits Comments
Program Elective 6/8 Choose 2 courses at level listed or higher:

  • CIS205
  • COP101
  • COP103
  • CTE101
  • CTN120
  • EST100
  • MAT171
Humanities Elective/Social Science Elective 3 Not GRA, ART140, ART141, ART143, ART241, ART250
Humanities Elective 3 COM RecommendedNot GRA, ART140, ART141, ART143, ART241, ART250
Math Elective 7/8 MAT120 or higher
Social Science Elective 3  
Free Elective 3/4