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IT: Project Management

campus entrance

Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Information Technology (IT) Project Management curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector. You’ll gain knowledge and skills to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, system administration, software development, computer security, business intelligence and healthcare informatics.

Class work includes development of your ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Degree and Certificate Options

  • Information Technology: IT Project Management – Associate in Applied Science
  • Workplace IT Professional Certificate

Dual-enrollment opportunities are available.

This program includes a Work-Based Learning option. A successful work learning experience is helpful in seeking employment.

Careers

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.

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers or CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050, or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for CIS 111: none
1 – 2 2 n/a 3 – 4 2 – 3
CIS 115 Intro to Programming and Logic Prerequisites: DMA 010-040 or MAT 121 or MAT 171 2 3 n/a 5 3
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, and DB Foundation none 2 2 n/a 4 3
WBL 110 World of Work none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
Total Semester Hours 15 – 16
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisites: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I
or
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra
Prerequisites for MAT 143 and MAT 152: DMA 010-050 and DRE 098
Prerequisites for MAT 171 — take one set:
Set 1: DMA 010-080
Set 2: DMA 010-050 and DMA 065
Set 3: MAT 121
2 – 3 2 n/a 4 – 5 3 – 4
CTI 120 Network and Sec Foundation Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 n/a 5 3
CTS 240 Project Management Prerequisites for CTS 240: CIS 110 or CIS 111 and ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 15 – 16
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
NET 110 Networking Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
CTS 285 Systems Analysis and Design Prerequisites: CIS 115
Corequisites: DBA 110
3 n/a n/a 3 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 n/a 5 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 or OST 137 2 2 n/a 4 3
OST 286 Professional Development none 3 n/a n/a n/a 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement, and BUS 110 or MED 131 or CTS 115 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 18
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
CTS 289 System Support Project Prerequisites: CTI 110, CTI 120, CTS 115, CTS 240 and CTS 285 1 4 n/a 5 3
DBA 115 Database Applications Prerequisites: DBA 110 2 2 n/a 4 3
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Prerequisites: Appropriate placement, or ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 3 2 n/a 5 4
ART 111 Art Appreciation
or
MUS 110 Music Appreciation
or
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
Prerequisites for ART 111 or MUS 110: none
Prerequisites for PHI 240: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
ECO 251 Prin. of Microeconomics Prerequisites for ECO 251: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050; DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
BUS 240 Business Ethics
or
WBL 111, WBL 112, WBL 121, WBL 122, WBL 131, WBL 132, Work-Based Learning
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or DRE 098 or DRE 099 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for WBL 110: none
3 n/a n/a 3 1 – 3
Total Semester Hours 17 – 19
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 65 – 69
First Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
or
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050, or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for CIS 111: none
1 – 2 2 n/a 3 – 4 2 – 3
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, and DB Foundation none 2 2 n/a 4 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 8 – 9
Second Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
CTI 120 Network and Sec Foundation Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 n/a 5 3
CTS 240 Project Management Prerequisites for CTS 240: CIS 110 or CIS 111 AND ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 9
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 17 – 18