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Database Programming Option

This degree gives students substantial knowledge of programming techniques required for database management. Students work with desktop database programs as well as client-server applications. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. 

The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming, database design, database application, web development and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as information systems evolve. Graduates should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as entry-level programmers, programmer trainees, software developers, database developers, software specialists, or information managers. Students who successfully complete the following courses can be awarded this degree.  
(60 semester hours to complete)

First Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
ITSE 1311 Beginning Web Programming 3
ITSE 1329 Programming Logic and Design 3
ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Language 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3

Second Semester (17 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
CPMT 1351 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software 3
INEW 2334 Advanced Web Programming 3
ITSC 1391 Special Topics in Computer & Information Sciences
(APP Development)
ITSE 2317 Java Programming 3
ITSW 2337 Advanced Database 3
ITSC 2286* Internship, Computer Programming 2

Third Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
INEW 2338 Advanced JAVA Programming 3
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
Elective X3XX Social / Behavioral Science 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 13XX ** Math Elective 3

Fourth Semester (13 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals 3
Elective X3XX Language, Philosophy & Culture OR Creative Arts 3
SPCH X3XX Choose one of the following: SPCH 1311 OR 1315 3
POFT 1120 Job Search Skills 1

* Students work 6 hours each week at an approved place of employment.
** Check with transfer specialist for university/college transfer specifics.