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Computer Systems
2014 - 2015 Computer Systems

Program Options:

AAS - Computer Systems
  Computer Support Track
  Database Development Track
  Information System Track
  C++ Software Development Track
  Java Software Development Track
Certificate -Computer Systems
  Computer Support Track
  Database Development Track
  Information System Track
Certificate - Software Design
  C++ Track
  Java Track
MSAA - Computer Applications
MSAA - Database Applications

Computer Systems is an exciting field that presents many opportunities for a student who is proficient in both applications and software development. The rapid spread of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained workers to design and develop new information systems that use these technologies to meet the needs of the business organization. The skills acquired in this program will enable the student to solve problems that are encountered when working in this ever-changing and growing field. These skills include planning and developing new computer systems while applying the resources of existing systems to additional operations.

Many career opportunities are available in the software development area. The computer programming specializations in this AAS degree along with the certifications enable students to update their skill sets to keep up with the latest technical competencies in computer programming
using C++ and Java. After completing one or more certificates, students can continue at Collin and receive an AAS degree with a specialization in computer programming using either C++ or Java.

This degree program offers tracks in information systems, computer support, software development and database development. Areas of study include business applications, business programming, management skills, database programming, computer applications, and technical skills. The degree can provide a broad business background and professional skills needed to succeed in a career in computer information systems and software development.

Two certificates are offered, which can be applied toward the AAS degree. The certificates provide the knowledge to update current job requirements. After successfully completing a certificate, students can continue toward an AAS degree in Computer Systems.

Two Marketable Skills Achievement Awards are also offered, providing quick acknowledgement of success with minimum coursework. After successfully completing an award, students can continue to work toward a certificate and then an AAS degree.

Students planning to transfer to another college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program to verify course transferability.





AAS – Computer Systems
Computer Support Track

60 credit hours

 

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

COSC    1315       Fundamentals of Programming1
ENGL     1301       Composition I
ITSE      1311       Beginning Web Programming
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Database – Access
MATH    1314       College Algebra2

Second Semester
CPMT     1305       IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
ENGL      2311       Technical and Business Writing
ITNW     1358       Network+
ITSC      1305       Introduction to PC Operating Systems
ITSW     1304       Introduction to Spreadsheets – Excel

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ECON    1301       Introduction to Economics3
HUMA   1301       Introduction to Humanities I (See other Humanities/ Fine Arts Options)
IMED     1301       Introduction to Digital Media
ITSY      1300       Fundamentals of Information Security (Security+)
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication (See other Speech Options)

Second Semester
BMGT   1307       Team Building 4
ITSC     2339       Personal Computer Help Desk Support (Capstone) 5
ITSE      1301       Web Design Tools – Graphics 6
ITSE      2313       Web Authoring – Dreamweaver 7
GENERAL ELECTIVE *


1.     May substitute ITSE-1332

2.     May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417, or MATH-2419

3.     May substitute ECON-2301, ECON-230 or, PSYC-2301

4.     May substitute BMGT-1344

5.     May substitute ITSC-2380

6.     May substitute GRPH-1359 or IMED-1345

7.     May substitute GISC-1411

*      General Elective (3 credit hours): Any BCIS, COSC, GISC, IMED, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course not listed above, excluding ITSC-2380, ITSE-1380, ITSE-2380, ITSW-1380, or ITSW-2380



AAS – Computer Systems
Database Development Track

60 credit hours

 

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ENGL      1301       Composition I
ITSE      1311       Beginning Web Programming
ITSE      1332       Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Database – Access
MATH    1314       College Algebra1

Second Semester
ENGL     2311       Technical and Business Writing
ITSE       1330       Introduction to C# Programming
ITSE       1356       Extensible Markup Language (XML)
ITSE       2309       Database Programming – SQL
ITSW     1304       Introduction to Spreadsheets – Excel

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ECON     1301       Introduction to Economics2
HUMA    1301       Introduction to Humanities I (See other Humanities/Fine Arts Options)
ITNW     1358       Network+
ITSE       2338       C# Database Development with ADO.NET & LINQ
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication (See other Speech Options)

Second Semester
BMGT    1307       Team Building 3
IMED     1341       Interface Design 4
IMED     2309       Internet Commerce
INEW     2330       Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design (Capstone) 5
ITSE      1393       Special Topics in Computer Systems Analysis

 

1.      May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417, or MATH-2419

2.      May substitute ECON-2301, ECON-2302 or PSYC-2301

3.      May substitute BMGT-1341 or BMGT-1344

4.      May substitute IMED-2345, ITSE-1306, ITSE-1371, ITSE-1392, or ITSE-2302

5.      May substitute ITSC-2380


 

AAS – Computer Systems
Information System Track

61 credit hours

 

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

BCIS      1305       Business Computer Applications
ENGL      1301       Composition I
ITSE       1311       Beginning Web Programming
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Database – Access
MATH     1314       College Algebra1

Second Semester
COSC     1315       Fundamentals of Programming 2
ENGL      2311       Technical and Business Writing
GISC      1411       Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
ITNW     1358       Network+
ITSW     1304       Introduction to Spreadsheets – Excel

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

BMGT    1307       Team Building 3
ECON    1301       Introduction to Economics4
HUMA   1301       Introduction to Humanities I (See other Humanities/ Fine Arts Options)
ITSE      1332       Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming 5
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication (See other Speech Options)

Second Semester
BCIS      2390       Systems Analysis and Design (Capstone) 6
BMGT    1344       Negotiations and Conflict Management 7
ITSC      1305       Introduction to PC Operating Systems8
ITSE       2309       Database Programming – SQL 9
ITSY      1300       Fundamentals of Information Security (Security +)

 

1.     May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417, or MATH-2419

2.     May substitute COSC-1436

3.     May substitute BMGT-1341 or BUSI-1301

4.     May substitute ECON-2301, ECON-2302 or PSYC-2301

5.     May substitute COSC-1337, ITSE-1330, or ITSE-1347

6.     May substitute INEW-2330 or ITSC-2380

7.     May substitute BMGT-1327

8.     May substitute CPMT-1305

9.     May substitute ITSE-1356

 

 

AAS – Computer Systems
C++ Software Development Track

62 credit hours

 

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

COSC     1436       Programming Fundamentals I (C++)
ENGL     1301       Composition I
ITSE       1311       Beginning Web Programming
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Database – Access
MATH   1314       College Algebra1

Second Semester
BMGT   1307       Team Building 2
COSC     1437       Programming Fundamentals II (C++)
COSC     2325       Computer Organization
ENGL     2311       Technical and Business Writing
ITSW     1304       Introduction to Spreadsheets – Excel

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

COSC    2336       Programming Fundamentals III (C++)
ECON    1301       Introduction to Economics3
HUMA   1301       Introduction to Humanities I (See other Humanities/ Fine Arts Options)
ITSE      1330       Introduction to C# Programming 4
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication (See other Speech Options)

Second Semester
INEW     2330       Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design (Capstone) 5
INEW     2340       Object-Oriented Design
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *

 

1.     May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417, or MATH-2419

2.     May substitute BMGT-1327, BMGT-1341, BMGT-1344, BUSG-2309, or BUSI-1301

3.     May substitute ECON-2301, ECON-2302 or PSYC-2301

4.     May substitute ITSE-1371 or ITSE-1372

5.     May substitute ITSC-2380

*      Technical Electives (9 credit hours): Any COSC, GAME, INEW, or ITSE course not listed above, excluding any Cooperative Education or Software Project courses


AAS – Computer Systems
Java Software Development Track

62 credit hours

 

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

COSC     1436       Programming Fundamentals I (C++) 1
ENGL      1301       Composition I
ITSE      1311       Beginning Web Programming
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Database – Access
MATH     1314       College Algebra2

Second Semester
BMGT     1307       Team Building 3
COSC     1337       Programming Fundamentals II (Java)
ENGL      2311       Technical and Business Writing
ITSE       2309       Database Programming – SQL
ITSW     1304       Introduction to Spreadsheets – Excel

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

COSC     2436       Programming Fundamentals III (Java)
ECON     1301       Introduction to Economics4
HUMA    1301       Introduction to Humanities I (See other Humanities/Fine Arts Options)
ITSE      1330       Introduction to C# Programming 5
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication (See other Speech Options)

Second Semester
INEW     2330       Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design (Capstone) 6
INEW     2338       Advanced Java Programming
INEW     2340       Object-Oriented Design
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *

 

1.     May substitute COSC-1315

2.     May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417, or MATH-2419

3.     May substitute BMGT-1327, BMGT-1341, BMGT-1344, BUSG-2309, or BUSI-1301

4.     May substitute ECON-2301, ECON-2302 or PSYC-2301

5.     May substitute ITSE-1371 or ITSE-1372

6.     May substitute ITSC-2380

*      Technical Electives (6 credit hours): Any COSC, GAME, INEW, or ITSE course not listed above, excluding any Cooperative Education or Software Project courses

 

 

 

Certificate – Computer Systems
Computer Support Track

21 credit hours

 

Summer Semester
BCIS      1305       Business Computer Applications1

First Semester
ITNW     1358       Network+
ITSC      1305       Introduction to PC Operating Systems
ITSW     1304       Introduction to Spreadsheets – Excel 2

Second Semester
CPMT    1305       IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software 3
ITSC      2339       Personal Computer Help Desk Support (Capstone) 4
ITSY      1300       Fundamentals of Information Security (Security+)

 

1.     May substitute COSC-1315 or ITSE-1332

2.     May substitute ITSW-1307

3.     May substitute IMED-1301

4.     May substitute ITSC-2380

 

 

 

Certificate – Computer Systems
Database Development Track

21 credit hours

 

Summer Semester
ITSE       1332       Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming

First Semester
ITSE       1330       Introduction to C# Programming
ITSE       2309       Database Programming – SQL
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Databases – Access

Second Semester
INEW     2330       Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design (Capstone) 1
ITSE       1393       Special Topics in Computer Systems Analysis
ITSE       2338       C# Database Development with ADO.NET and LINQ 2

 

1.     May substitute ITSC-2380

2.     May substitute ITSE-2304

 

 


Certificate – Computer Systems
Information System Track

21 credit hours

 

Summer Semester
BCIS      1305       Business Computer Applications1

First Semester
COSC     1315       Fundamentals of Programming 2
ITSW     1304       Introduction to Spreadsheets – Excel
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Databases – Access

Second Semester
BCIS      2390       Systems Analysis and Design (Capstone) 3
BMGT     1307       Team Building 4
ITSC      1305       Introduction to PC Operating Systems 5

 

1.     May substitute COSC-1315 or ITSE-1332

2.     May substitute COSC-1436 or ITSE-1332. May substitute COSC-1337, COSC-1437, ITSE-1330, or ITSE-1347 with consent of Department Chair.

3.     May substitute ITSC-2380

4.     May substitute BMGT-1327, BMGT-1341, BMGT-1344, BUSG-2309, or BUSI-1301

5.     May substitute CPMT-1305 or ITSY-1300

Note: A course will be counted only once.

 

 

 

Certificate – Software Design
C++ Track

29 credit hours

 

Summer Semester
COSC     1436       Programming Fundamentals I (C++)

First Semester
COSC     1437       Programming Fundamentals II (C++)
COSC     2325       Computer Organization
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *

Second Semester
COSC     2336       Programming Fundamentals III (C++)
INEW     2340       Object-Oriented Design

Summer Semester
INEW     2330       Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design (Capstone) 1
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *

 

1.     May substitute ITSC-2380

*      Technical Electives (9 credit hours): Any COSC, GAME, INEW, or ITSE course not listed above, excluding any Cooperative Education or Software Project courses

 

 

 

Certificate – Software Design
Java Track

28 credit hours

 

Summer Semester
COSC     1315       Fundamentals of Programming 1

First Semester
COSC     1337       Programming Fundamentals II (Java)
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *

Second Semester
COSC     2436       Programming Fundamentals III (Java)
INEW     2340       Object-Oriented Design
ITSE       2309       Database Programming – SQL

Summer Semester
INEW     2330       Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design (Capstone) 2
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *

 

1.     May substitute COSC-1436

2.     May substitute ITSC-2380

*      Technical Electives (9 credit hours): Any COSC, GAME, INEW, or ITSE course not listed above, excluding any Cooperative Education or Software Project courses

 

 

 

MSAA – Computer Applications
9 credit hours

 

BCIS      1305       Business Computer Applications
ITSW     1304       Introduction to Spreadsheets – Excel
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Database – Access

 

Note: Some of the courses in these award programs may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.

 

 

 

MSAA – Database Applications
9 credit hours

 

ITSE       1356       Extensible Markup Language (XML)
ITSE       2309       Database Programming – SQL
ITSW     1307       Introduction to Database – Access

 

Note: Some of the courses in these award programs may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions

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Department Chair:
Glen Grimes
SCC - J127
972.578.5520

Academic Advisor:
Tiffany Goertz
PRC - F131
972.881.5165


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