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Accounting
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting
A25100

The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the "language of business," accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to coursework in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of Communication, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Selected Evening; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Accounting Degree

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavorial Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (23/24 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 3-2-4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3

Select One (3 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

*Student may substitute MAT 115 (nontransferable).

**Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (28 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
ACC 150 Acct Software Appl 1-2-2
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3-2-4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2-2-3

Accounting Capstone (Select 3 hours from the following courses)

C-L-SHC
ACC 268 Information Systems & Internal Controls 3-0-3
ACC 269 Auditing and Assurance Services 3-0-3

Major Elective Course Listing (Select a minimum of 2 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2-2-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
MKT 223 Customer Service 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 67/68

Semester Curriculum for Accounting Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
Economics Requirement 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Major Elective 2
16-6-19

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
15-6-17/18

Students may elect to exit with a diploma.

3rd Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 3-2-4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2-2-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
13-6-16

4th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 150 Acct Software Appl 1-2-2
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3-2-4
Accounting Capstone 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
12-6-15

Total Semester Hours Credit: 67/68

Accounting
Credential: Diploma in Accounting
D25100

The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the "language of business," accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to coursework in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communication, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Selected Evening; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Accounting Diploma

A. General Education (7 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (13/14 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3

Select One (3 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
Major Elective 5

Major Elective Course Listing (Select a minimum of 5 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2-2-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
MKT 223 Customer Service 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 36/37

Semester Day Sequence for Accounting Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
Economics Requirement 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
15-4-17

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-0-3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Major Electives 5-0-5
17-6-20

Total Semester Hours Credit: 37

Semester Evening Sequence for Accounting Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
9-2-10

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
6-2-7

3rd Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
Economics Requirement 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
8-4-10

4th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Major Elective 5-0-5
9-2-10

*Student may substitute MAT 115 (nontransferable).

**Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 36/37

Accounting
Credential: Income Tax Preparer Certificate
C25100T0

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the specific area of income tax preparation. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, Diploma in Accounting (Higher entrance standards required), Payroll Accounting Certificate, Small Business Financial Advisor Certificate I and II
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Income Tax Preparer Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 2-2-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Semester Curriculum for Income Tax Preparer Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
8-4-10

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 122 Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 2-2-3
5-2-6

Total Semester Hours Credit: 16

Accounting
Credential: Payroll Accounting Certificate
C25100P0

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the specific area of payroll accounting. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, Diploma in Accounting (Higher entrance standards required), Income Tax Preparer Certificate, Small Business Financial Advisor Certificate I and II
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Payroll Accounting Clerk Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (16/17 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
ACC 150 Acct Software Appl 1-2-2
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Semester Curriculum for Payroll Accounting Clerk Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
8-4-10

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
ACC 150 Acct Software Appl 1-2-2
4-6-7

*Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 16/17

Accounting
Credential: Small Business Financial Advisor I Certificate
C25100S1

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the specific area of small business financial management. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, Diploma in Accounting (Higher entrance standards required), Income Tax Preparer Certificate, Payroll Accounting Certificate, and Small Business Financial Advisor Certificate II
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Small Business Financial Advisor I Certificate

A. Required Major Core Courses (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
ACC 150 Acct Software Appl 1-2-2
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 18

Semester Curriculum for Small Business Financial Advisor I Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
9-2-10

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
ACC 150 Acct Software Appl 1-2-2
5-6-8

Total Semester Hours Credit: 18

Accounting
Credential: Small Business Financial Advisor II Certificate
C25100S2

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the specific area of small business financial management. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • NOTE: Completion of Small Business Financial Advisor I Certificate program or equivalent coursework is required prior to beginning this certificate program.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, Diploma in Accounting (Higher entrance standards required), Income Tax Preparer Certificate, Payroll Accounting Certificate, and Small Business Financial Advisor I Certificate
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Small Business Financial Advisor II Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 226 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2-2-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Semester Curriculum for Small Business Financial Advisor II Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2-2-3
7-4-9

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 226 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3-0-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
7-0-7

Total Semester Hours Credit: 16

Business Administration
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration
A25120

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today's global economy.

Coursework includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and from small businesses to large industries.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Selected Evening Courses; Harnett Campus - Day Program, Selected Evening Courses; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Business Administration Degree

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (19 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3

Choose One (3 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

C. Other Major Hours Required (37 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2-2-3
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3-0-3
BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3-0-3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
MKT 223 Customer Service 3-0-3
Major Electives 8-0-8

Management Track - Major Elective Course Listing (Select a minimum of 8 SHC hours)

C-L-SHC
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
ACC 150 Accounting Software Application 1-2-2
INT 110 International Business 3-0-3
ISC 223 Quantitative Methods 3-0-3
OST 110 Introduction to Operations Management 3-0-3
OST 137 Office Software Applicat 2-2-3

Marketing Track - Major Elective Course Listing (Select a minimum of 8 SHC hours)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 270 Professional Development 3-0-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
MKT 121 Retailing 3-0-3
MKT 123 Fundamentals of Selling 3-0-3
MKT 125 Buying and Merchandising 3-0-3
MKT 221 Consumer Behavior 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 71/72

Semester Curriculum for Business Administration Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
Economics Requirement 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
15-4-17

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
16/17-4-18/19

3rd Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2-2-3
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3-0-3
BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
Major Electives 3-0-3
17-2-18

4th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
MKT 223 Customer Service 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
Major Electives 6-0-6
18-10-19

*Student may substitute MAT 115 (nontransferable).

**Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 71/72

Business Administration
Credential: Diploma in Business Management
D25120M0

The Business Management diploma is designed to introduce students to basic management skills required for an entry-level position in business management. Coursework includes basic concepts in such areas as accounting, economics, business law, computer technology, management, basic computation, and communication. Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment opportunities in the area of management, including employment in business, government agencies, and financial institutions.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 5 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Evening Program; Harnett Campus - Day Program; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Business Management Diploma

A. General Education Courses (7 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (15/16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3

Choose One (3 SHC):

C-L-SHC
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

C. Other Major Hours Required (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3-0-3
Major Electives 3

Major Elective Course Listing (Select a minimum of 3 SHC hours)

C-L-SHC
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2-2-3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1-2-2
BUS 116 Business Law II 3-0-3
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
INT 110 International Business 3-0-3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 137 Office Software Applicat 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 38

Semester Curriculum for Business Management Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
9-2-10

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
Economics Requirement 3-0-3
7/8-4-9/10

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
3-2-4

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
9-0-9

5th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
Major Elective 3-0-3
6-0-6

*Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 38/39

Business Administration
Credential: Manager Trainee Certificate
C25120M0

This certificate program is designed to prepare students in the basic aspects of business management. Emphasized in the certificate program are basic concepts of management, business mathematics, marketing, business law, business principles, and human resources management. Students who complete the certificate requirements will be prepared for entry-level positions in management.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards. (No Placement testing is required for this certificate program.)
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Evening Program; Harnett Campus - Day Program, Evening Program; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Manager Trainee Certificate:

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
MKT 223 Customer Service 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 17

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
MKT 223 Customer Service 3-0-3
9-0-9

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
7/8-2-8/9

*Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable). Pell students will not receive award funding for this certificate if the total credit hours completed do not meet or exceed 16 SHC.

Total Semester Hours Credit: 17/18

Business Administration
Credential: Entrepreneur Certificate
C25120E0

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for self-employment through business ownership. Primary emphasis is placed on business planning and the skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Evening Program; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Entrepreneur Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (16/17 SHC) C-L-SHC

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Semester Curriculum for Entrepreneur Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
10-2-11

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
4/5-2-5/6

*Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 16/17

Computer Information Technology
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology
A25260

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information systems needs.

Coursework will develop a student's ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Several pathways (tracks) are provided to allow students to specialize in a specific area of information systems that meet their needs and interests.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology; Specialized Tracks of Study include: Database Programming, Network Technologist, Software Specialist, and Web Development
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Day Program, Night "Career Centered" Flexible Program

Course Requirements for Computer Information Technology

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

*Student may substitute MAT 115.

B. Required Major Core Courses (35/36 SHC)

C-L-SHC
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
**CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concept 3-0-3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
CTS 285 Systems Analysis and Design 3-0-3
CTS 289 System Support Project 1-4-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
***NET 110 Networking Concepts 2-2-3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2-3-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 2-2-3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3-0-3

* Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

**Student may substitute BUS 110 - Introduction to Business.

***Student may substitute NET 125 - Networking Basics.

Major Electives - Select Track of Study

Database Programming (15 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 2-3-3
CSC 151 Java Programming 2-3-3
DBA 115 Database Applications 2-2-3
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2-2-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3

Network Technologist (15 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 220 Advanced Hard/Software Support 2-3-3
CTS 286 Network Support 2-2-3
NET 111 Internetwork Arch. and Design 2-2-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
NOS 231 Windows Administration II 2-2-3

Software Specialist (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 2-3-3
CTS 135 Integrated Software Introduction 2-4-4
DBA 115 Database Applications 2-2-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 2-2-3

Web Development (15 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CSC 151 Java Programming 2-3-3
DME 115 Graphic Design Tools 2-2-3
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 2-2-3
WEB 210 Web Design 2-2-3
WEB 250 Database Driven Websites 2-2-3

Total Semester Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 66

Semester Sequence for CIT Major Core Classes

1st Semester (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concept 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
OR
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2-3-3
13-7-16

2nd Semester (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
NET 110 Networking Concepts 2-2-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
13-13-18

3rd Semester (9 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 285 Systems Analysis and Design 3-0-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting
OR
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
OR
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 2-2-3
8-2-9

Select Track

4th Semester (9 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 289 System Support Project 1-4-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting
OR
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
OR
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3-0-3
7-4-9

Select Track

Semester Sequence for CIT Track of Study

Database Programming

3rd Semester (9 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 2-3-3
DBA 115 Database Applications 2-2-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
6-7-9

4th Semester (6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CSC 151 Java Programming 2-3-3
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2-2-3
4-5-6

Network Technologist

3rd Semester (9 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 220 Advanced Hard/Software Support 2-3-3
NET 111 Internetwork Arch and Design 2-2-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
6-7-9

4th Semester (6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 286 Network Support 2-2-3
NOS 231 Windows Administration II 2-2-3
4-4-6

Software Specialist

3rd Semester (12 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 2-3-3
DBA 115 Database Applications 2-2-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 2-2-3
8-9-12

4th Semester (4 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 135 Integrated Software Introduction 2-4-4
2-4-4

Web Development

3rd Semester (6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
DME 115 Graphic Design Tools 2-2-3
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 2-2-3
4-4-6

4th Semester (9 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CSC 151 Java Programming 2-3-3
WEB 210 Web Design 2-2-3
WEB 250 Database Driven Websites 2-2-3
6-7-9

Total Semester Hours Credit: 66/68

Computer Information Technology
Credential: Diploma in Computer Information Technology
D25260

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This flexible curriculum can be customized to meet community information systems needs.

Coursework will develop a student's ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and government agencies, which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Several pathways (tracks) are provided to allow students to specialize in a specific area of information systems that meet their needs and interests.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology; Specialized Tracks of Study include: Database Programming, Network Technologist, Software Specialist, and Web Development
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Night "Career Centered" Flexible Program

Course Requirements for Computer Information Technology Diploma

A. General Education Courses (7 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (30 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
CTS 285 Systems Analysis and Design 3-0-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
NET 110 Networking Concepts 2-3-3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 1-4-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 2-2-3

Business (Select one course):

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3-0-3

Total Semester Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 37

1st Semester (13 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
OR
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3-0-3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2-3-3
10-7-13

2nd Semester (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
NET 110 Networking Concepts 1-4-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
12-15-18

3rd Semester (6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 285 Systems Analysis and Design 3-0-3
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 2-2-3
5-2-6

Total Semester Hours Credit: 37

Computer Information Technology
Credential: Certificate in Database Programming
C25260DP

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, 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.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Selected Evening Courses

Course Requirements for Database Programming Certificate

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 2-3-3
CSC 151 Java Programming 2-3-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3

(Select one)

C-L-SHC
DBA 115 Database Applications 2-2-3
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 18

Computer Information Technology
Credential: Software Specialist Certificate
C25260SS

Students will be exposed to office applications at the intermediate and advanced level as well as database applications and operating systems at the entry-level. Student can choose between a Web development class and an entry-level programming class to complete the certificate. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is to provide students with entry-level knowledge of computing applications.

Graduates should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as entry-level software specialists, helpdesk technicians, computer operators, or any position that requires intermediate data processing skills.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Day Program, Selected Evening Courses

Course Requirements for Software Specialist Certificate

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CTS 135 Integrated Software Introduction 2-4-4
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2-3-3

(Select one)

C-L-SHC
CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 2-3-3
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Computer Information Technology
Credential: Internet and Computing Core - IC3 Certificate
C25260IC

Students will solve general computer problems through computer literacy techniques using appropriate learning methods and procedures. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, presentation applications, database applications, basic computer concepts, networking concepts, Internet concepts, and other related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as information systems evolve. Once course requirements are met, students will be prepared to take the globally recognized IC3 Certification Exam offered by Certiport.

Graduates should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as entry-level computer users.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology or Networking Technology
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Day Program, Evening Program

Course Requirements for Internet and Computing Core - IC3 Certificate

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
NET 110 Networking Concepts 2-2-3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2-3-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 12

Computer Information Technology
Credential: Computer Hardware/Troubleshooting Repair Certificate
C25260HT

This certificate is designed for individuals interested in acquiring advanced technical skills and knowledge to maintain and repair personal computers. Students gain skills in selecting parts, upgrading, building, and configuring personal computers, and installing and configuring operating systems. Major topics include component identification, system configuration, memory, peripheral installation and configuration, device drivers, printers and communication devices, and troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers. This certificate is designed to prepare students for the A+ Certification Examinations offered by CompTIA (Certified Hardware Technician).

Graduates should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as entry-level PC technicians, helpdesk technicians, or any generalist computer technician.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology or Networking Technology
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Day Program, Evening Program

Course Requirements for Computer Hardware/Troubleshooting Repair Certificate

C-L-SHC
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
CTS 220 Advanced Hard/Software Support 2-3-3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2-3-3
NET 110 Networking Concepts 2-2-3

*Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 14

Total Semester Hours Credit: 14/15

Computer Information Technology
Credential: Web Development Certificate
C25260WD

This certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment with organizations that use the Internet internally and externally to communicate and disseminate information. The primary emphasis of this program is hands-on training using current technologies for website development and maintenance. Upon completion, students should be able to apply web design principles to create effective websites, create highly functional webpages using HTML and CSS as primary markup tools, utilize web development tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver or similar, create graphics, multimedia and animations and incorporate them into webpages using industry standard graphic design tools, and apply basic skills in creating database-driven webpages.

Graduates should qualify for employment in business, government, healthcare, and education organizations that develop and maintain websites. Job titles may include, but are not limited to, the following: website designer, website support specialist, website tester, webmaster, web graphics designer, and web content designer.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Computer Information Technology or Networking Technology
  • Program Site: Lee Campus - Day Program, Night Program

Course Requirements for Web Development Certificate

C-L-SHC
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
DME 115 Graphic Design Tools 2-2-3
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 2-2-3
WEB 210 Web Design 2-2-3
WEB 250 Database Driven Websites 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit: 17/18

*Students may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit for Graduation : 17/18

Human Resources Management Concentration
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Resources Management
A2512C

Human Resources Management is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. The curriculum is designed to meet the demands of business and service agencies. The objective is the development of generalists and specialists in the administration, training, and management of human resources.

Coursework includes studies in management, interviewing, placement, needs assessment, planning, compensation and benefits, and training techniques. Also included are topics such as people skills, learning approaches, skills building, and development of instructional and training materials.

Graduates from this program will have a sound business educational base for life-long learning. Students will be prepared for employment opportunities in personnel, training, and other human resources development areas.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 8 semesters (Evening Program)
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Resources Management
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program, Selected Day Courses; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Human Resources Management Degree

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC) C-L-SHC

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (33/34 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3

Select one course from each elective list:

Accounting Elective:

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4

**Computer Applications Elective:

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 111 PC Literacy 1-2-2
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2-2-3

Economics Elective:

ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

Concentration (15 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 217 Employment Law and Regulations 3-0-3
BUS 234 Training and Development 3-0-3
BUS 256 Recruiting, Selecting and Personnel Planning 3-0-3
BUS 258 Compensation and Benefits 3-0-3
BUS 259 HRM Applications 3-0-3

C. Other Major Hours Required (24 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 252 Labor Relations 3-0-3
BUS 261 Diversity in Mgmt 3-0-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3-0-3
ISC 215 Job Analysis and Evaluation 3-0-3
Major Electives 5-0-5

Major Electives (Select a minimum of 5 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3-0-3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2-2-3
BUS 228 Business Statistics 2-2-3
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3-0-3
BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3-0-3
BUS 257 Testing and Assessment 3-0-3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet I 2-2-3
ISC 131 Quality Management 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 73

Semester Curriculum for Human Resources Management Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 256 Recruiting, Selecting and Personnel Planning 3-0-3
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
10/11-2-11/12

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 217 Employment Law and Regulations 3-0-3
Economics Elective 3-0-3
9-0-9

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
BUS 252 Labor Relations 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
6-2-7

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 234 Training and Development 3-0-3
BUS 258 Compensation and Benefits 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
12-0-12

Student may elect exit with a diploma.

5th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3-0-3
ISC 215 Job Analysis and Evaluation 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
12-0-12

6th Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
Major Elective 3-0-3
3-10-4

7th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC Accounting Elective 3-2-4
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
9-2-10

8th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 259 HRM Applications 3-0-3
BUS 261 Diversity in Mgmt 3-0-3
Major Elective 3-0-3
9-0-9

*Student may substitute MAT 115 (nontransferable).

**Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 73-75

Human Resources Management Concentration
Credential: Diploma in Human Resources Management
D2512C

The Human Resources Management Diploma is designed to provide training in the following areas of human resource management: general management strategies and techniques, employment law, employee training, employee recruitment, labor relations, and compensation and benefits. The diploma option also provides training in economics, business law, marketing, and computer applications.

Graduates from this program will have a sound business educational base for lifelong learning. Students will be prepared for employment opportunities in personnel, training, and other human resources development areas.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters (Evening Program)
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Resources Management
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program, Selected Day Courses; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Human Resources Management Diploma

A. General Education Courses (7 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (26/27 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 217 Employment Law and Regulations 3-0-3
BUS 234 Training and Development 3-0-3
BUS 256 Recruit, Select, and Personnel Planning 3-0-3
BUS 258 Compensation and Benefits 3-0-3
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3

Select One Economics Course (3 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

C. Other Major Hours Required (6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 252 Labor Relations 3-0-3

Total Semester Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 39

Evening Program for Human Resources Management Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 256 Recruit, Select, and Personnel Planning 3-0-3
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
11-2-12

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 217 Employment Law and Regulations 3-0-3
Economics Elective 3-0-3
9-0-9

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
BUS 252 Labor Relations 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
6-2-7

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 234 Training and Development 3-0-3
BUS 258 Compensation and Benefits 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
12-0-12

*Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 39/40

Human Resource Management Concentration
Credential: Human Resources Management Certificate
C2512C

The Human Resources Management Certificate program is designed to provide students with the skills to work in the area of human resources. Students who complete the certificate requirements should be prepared to work in a variety of work environments including business, industry, and educational settings. Specific emphasis will be placed on compensation and benefits, employee training and development, employment law and regulations, employee assessment and evaluation, and employee recruitment and planning. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Resources Management.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Resources Management; Diploma in Human Resource Management (Higher entrance standards required)
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Human Resource Management Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 217 Employment Law and Regulations 3-0-3
BUS 234 Training and Development 3-0-3
BUS 256 Recruiting, Selecting and Personnel Plng. 3-0-3
BUS 258 Compensation and Benefits 3-0-3
Major Electives 6-0-6

Major Electives (Select 6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 261 Diversity in Mgmt 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 18

Semester Curriculum for Human Resource Management Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 234 Training and Development 3-0-3
BUS 256 Recruit Select and Personnel Planning 3-0-3
BUS 258 Compensation and Benefits 3-0-3
9-0-9

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 217 Employment Law and Regulations 3-0-3
Major Electives 6-0-6
9-0-9

Total Semester Hours Credit: 18

Medical Office Administration
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration
A25310

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health care related offices. Coursework will include medical terminology, information systems, office management, medical coding, billing and insurance, legal and ethical issues, and formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments. Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health care related organizations.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 5 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program, Selected Evening; Harnett Campus - Day Program, Selected Evening; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Medical Office Administration

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2-2-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

Communications Elective (Select 3 SHC):

C-L-SHC
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3-0-3
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3-0-3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication 3-0-3
COM 140 Intro Intercultural Communication 3-0-3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (28/29 SHC)

C-L-SHC
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2-2-3
OST 137 Office Software Applicat 2-2-3
OST 141 Med Terms I - Med Office 3-0-3
OST 142 Medical Terms II - Med Office 3-0-3
OST 148 Med Coding Billing & Insurance 3-0-3
OST 149 Med Legal Issues 3-0-3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3-0-3
OST 243 Medical Office Simulation 2-2-3
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt. 2-2-3

C. Other Major Courses Required for Graduation (26 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 260 Business Communications 3-0-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2-2-3
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1-2-2
OST 136 Word Processing 2-2-3
OST 184 Records Management 2-2-3
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Proc 2-2-3
OST 241 Med Ofc Transcription I 1-2-2
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 1-2-2

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 70/71

Semester Curriculum for Medical Office Administration

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
Comunications Elective 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 184 Records Management 2-2-3
11-8-15

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 260 Business Coummunication 3-0-3
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 2-2-3
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1-2-2
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2-2-3
OST 136 Word Processing 2-2-3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3-0-3
13-8-17

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Proc 2-2-3
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt. 2-2-3
4-4-6

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3-0-3
OST 148 Med Coding Billing & Insurance 3-0-3
OST 149 Med Legal Issues 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
15-2-16

5th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2-2-3
OST 142 Medical Terms II-Med Office 3-0-3
OST 241 Med Ofc Transcription I 1-2-2
OST 243 Medical Office Simulation 2-2-3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 1-2-2
12-18-17

*Students may substitute MAT 140 (transferable).

**Students may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 70/71

Medical Office Administration
Credential: Medical Office Insurance Coding Certificate (Distance Education)
C25310IC

This program is designed to provide students with skills necessary for positions in medical and allied health facilities requiring a comprehensive knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes. This concentrated program provides training in medical terminology, coding, billing, and insurance procedures. Employment opportunities include medical offices, research facilities, health insurance companies, billing agencies, and allied health facilities. Upon completion of this training, students will be prepared to perform data entry associated to billing and recordkeeping of medical diagnosis, charges, and insurance documentation. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration provided the student meets the entrance requirements for that degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 Semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration (Higher entrance standards required); Medical Office Insurance Coding Certificate.
  • Program Site: Distance Education

Course Requirements for Medical Office Ins. Coding Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (17 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
OST 141 Medical Terms I-Medical Office 3-0-3
OST 142 Medical Terms II-Medical Office 3-0-3
OST 148 Medical Coding Billing and Insurance 3-0-3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3-0-3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 1-2-2

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 17 SHC

Semester Curriculum for Medical Office Ins. Coding Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
OST 141 Medical Terms I- Medical Office 3-0-3
OST 148 Medical Coding Billing and Insurance 3-0-3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3-0-3
9-0-9

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
OST 142 Medical Terms II-Medical Office 3-0-3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 1-2-2
6-4-8

Total Semester Hours Credit: 17 SHC

Medical Office Administration
Credential: Medical Transcription Certificate
C25310T0

This program is designed to provide students with skills necessary to transcribe medical records for physicians in all medical disciplines. Specific skills include medical terminology, medical office procedures, medical transcription, and medical legal issues. Upon completion of this training, students will be prepared to transcribe for professional transcription agencies, hospitals, physician offices, and other health care agencies. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration provided the student meets the entrance requirements for that degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 Semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration (Higher entrance standards required); Medical Machine Transcription Certificate
  • Program Site: Distance Education

Course Requirements for Medical Transcription Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3-0-3
OST 142 Medical Terms II-Med Office 3-0-3
OST 241 Med Ofc Transcription I 1-2-2
OST 242 Med Ofc Transcription II 1-2-2
OST 281 Emerg Issues in the Med Ofc 3-0-3
OST 285 Adv Emerg Issues in Med Ofc 3-0-3
14-4-16

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Semester Curriculum for Medical Transcription Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
OST 141 Med Terms I- Med Office 3-0-3
OST 241 Med OfcTranscription I 1-2-2
OST 281 Emerg Issues in the Med Ofc 3-0-3
7-2-8

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
OST 142 Medical Terms II-Med Office 3-0-3
OST 242 Med Ofc Transcription II 1-2-2
OST 285 Adv Emerg Issues in Med Ofc 3-0-3
7-2-8

Total Semester Hours Credit: 16

Networking Technology
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology
A25340

The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communication in business, industry, and education.

Coursework includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC administrator, microcomputer support specialist, network control operator, communication technician/analyst, network/computer consultant, and information systems specialist. Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification exams that can result in industry-recognized credentials.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology
  • Program Site: North Carolina School of Telecommunications - Day Program, Selected Evening Courses

Course Requirements for Networking Technology Degree

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (45 SHC):

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1-4-3
NET 225 Routing and Switching I 1-4-3
NET 226 Routing and Switching II 1-4-3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2-3-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3-0-3

Business

Select one course:

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3-0-3

Design

Select one course:

C-L-SHC
NET 240 Network Design 3-0-3
NET 289 Networking Project 1-4-3

Operating System Administration

Select one course:

C-L-SHC
NOS 220 Linux/UNIX Administration I 2-2-3
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 2-2-3

C. Other Major Hours Required (Select 6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 220 Advanced Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
CTS 287 Emerging Technologies 3-0-3
NET 113 Home Automation Systems 2-2-3
NET 116 Fundamentals of Voice/Data Cable 2-2-3
NET 175 Wireless Technologies 2-2-3
NET 230 Wide Area Networking 2-2-3
NOS 240 Novell Administration I 2-2-3
SEC 160 Security Fundamentals I 2-2-3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2-2-3
SEC 240 Wireless Security 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 67

Semester Curriculum for Networking Technology

1st Semester (21 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1-4-3
Networking Elective 2-2-3
Networking Elective 2-2-3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2-3-3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3-0-3
13-17-21

2nd Semester (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
NET 225 Routing & Switching I 1-4-3
NET 226 Routing & Switching II 1-4-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
NOS 220 Linux/UNIX Admin. I 2-2-3
10-17-18

3rd Semester (10 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
NET 240 Network Design 3-0-3
OR
NET 289 Networking Project 1-4-3
7/9-6-10

4th Semester (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
OR
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concepts 3-0-3
CIS 115 Intro to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
OR
MAT 161 College Algebra 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
16-6-18

Networking Technology Electives:

C-L-SHC
CTS 220 Advanced Hard/Software Support 2-2-3
CTS 287 Emerging Technologies 3-0-3
NET 113 Home Automation Systems 2-2-3
NET 116 Fundamentals of Voice/Data Cable 2-2-3
NET 175 Wireless Technologies 2-2-3
NET 230 Wide Area Networking 2-2-3
NOS 240 Novell Administration I 2-2-3
SEC 160 Security Fundamentals I 2-2-3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2-2-3
SEC 240 Wireless Security 2-2-3

*Student may substitute MAT 161.

Total Semester Hours Credit: 67

Networking Technology
Credential: Diploma in Networking Technology
D25340

The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure and environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communication in business, industry, and education.

Coursework includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware, such as switches and routers.

Graduates should find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology
  • Program Site: North Carolina School of Telecommunications - Corporate and "Career Centered" Day Program, Selected Evening Courses

Course Requirements for Networking Technology Diploma

A. General Education Courses (7 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (33 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1-4-3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2-3-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3-0-3

C. Required Subject Areas

Basic Computer Skills:

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3

Business (Select one course):

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 40

Semester Curriculum for Diploma in Networking Technology

1st Semester (15 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Computer Concepts 2-2-3
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1-4-3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2-3-3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3-0-3
9-13-15

2nd Semester (9 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2-3-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
6-7-9

3rd Semester (7 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
OR
MAT 161 College Algebra 3-0-3
6-2-7

4th Semester (9 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
OR
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3-0-3
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 2-3-3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2-3-3
7-6-9

*Student may substitute MAT 161.

Total Semester Hours Credit: 40

Networking Technology
Credential: Networking Infrastructure Certificate
C25340NI

The Networking Infrastructure Certificate is a certificate under the curriculum title of Networking Technology. This curriculum prepares students to understand and install various models of Cisco routers and switches. This curriculum also develops operating skills needed to successfully manage and support these devices.

Coursework includes extensive hands-on experience with different network electronics and support tools. Classes cover installation and support of various network electronics, management software, troubleshooting, and administrative responsibilities.

Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC administrator, network control operator, network analyst, and information systems specialist. Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification exams that can result in industry-recognized credentials. Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology. Students must meet the higher entrance requirements.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 Semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology
  • Program Site: North Carolina School of Telecommunications - Day Program, Evening "Career Centered" Flexible Program

Course Requirements for Networking Infrastructure Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (12 SHC)

C-L-SHC
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1-4-3
NET 225 Routing and Switching I 1-4-3
NET 226 Routing and Switching II 1-4-3
4-16-12

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 12

Networking Technology
Credential: Networking Security Certificate
C25340SE

The Networking Security Certificate is a certificate under the curriculum title of Networking Technology. This curriculum prepares students to understand and install various types of security tools and models. This curriculum also develops operating skills needed to successfully manage and support these devices.

Coursework includes extensive hands-on experience with different network electronics, operating systems, and security tools. Classes cover installation and support of various security electronics, security and intrusion detection software, troubleshooting, administrative responsibilities, and other security tools.

Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC security technician, security control operator, and network security technician. Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification exams that can result in industry-recognized credentials. Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology. Students must meet the higher entrance requirements.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Network Technology
  • Program Site: North Carolina School of Telecommunications - Day Program, Evening "Career Centered" Flexible Program

Course Requirements for Networking Security Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (12 SHC)

C-L-SHC
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3-0-3
SEC 160 Security Fundamentals I 2-2-3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2-2-3
8-8-12

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 12

Networking Technology
Credential: Wireless Networking Certificate
C25340WN

The Wireless Networking Certificate is a certificate under the curriculum title of Networking Technology. This curriculum prepares students to understand and install various models of wireless routers and switches. This curriculum also develops operating skills needed to successfully install, manage, and support these devices.

Coursework includes extensive hands-on experience with different network electronics and support tools. Classes cover installation and support of various wireless network electronics, management software, troubleshooting, and administrative responsibilities.

Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC administrator, network control operator, network analyst, and information systems specialist. Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification exams that can result in industry-recognized credentials. Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology. Students must meet the higher entrance requirements.

Course Requirements for Wireless Networking Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (12 SHC)

C-L-SHC
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1-4-3
NET 175 Wireless Technologies 2-2-3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3-0-3
SEC 240 Wireless Security 2-2-3
9-12-15

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 15

Networking Technology
Credential: Small Office / Home Office Certificate (SOHO)
C25340SH

The Small Office/Home Office Certificate (SOHO) is a certificate under the curriculum title of Networking Technology. This curriculum prepares students to understand and install various types of office and home network electronics. This curriculum also develops operating skills needed to successfully manage and support home and small office devices.

Coursework includes extensive hands-on experience with different network electronics and support tools. Classes cover installation and support of various network electronics, management software, troubleshooting, and administrative responsibilities.

Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC administrator, network technician, network analyst, and information systems specialist. Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification exams that can result in industry-recognized credentials. Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology. Students must meet the higher entrance requirements.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology
  • Program Site: North Carolina School of Telecommunications - Evening Program

Course Requirements for Small Office / Home Office Certificate (SOHO)

Required Major Core Courses (12 SHC)

C-L-SHC
NET 113 Home Automation Systems 2-2-3
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1-4-3
NET 175 Wireless Technologies 2-2-3
6-12-12

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 12

Networking Technology
Credential: Voice Over IP Certificate
C25340TL

The Voice Over IP Certificate is a certificate under the curriculum title of Networking Technology. This curriculum prepares students to understand and install various types of Voice over IP tools and models. This curriculum also develops operating skills needed to successfully manage and support these devices.

Coursework includes extensive hands-on experience with different network electronics, operating systems, and Voice over IP tools. Classes cover installation and support of various Voice over IP electronics, Voice over IP software, troubleshooting, administrative responsibilities, and other tools.

Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC VoIP technician and network VoIP technician. Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification exams that can result in industry-recognized credentials. Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology. Students must meet the higher entrance requirements.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Network Technology
  • Program Site: North Carolina School of Telecommunications - Evening Program

Course Requirements for Voice Over IP Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (15 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
NET 116 Fundamentals of Voice/Data Cable 2-2-3
NET 125 Networking Basics 1-4-3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1-4-3
NET 230 Wide Area Networking 2-2-3
8-14-15

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 15

Networking Technology
Credential: Network Operating System Certificate
C25340N0

The Networking Operating System is a certificate under the curriculum title of Networking Technology. This curriculum prepares students to understand various network operating systems and models. This curriculum also develops operating skills needed to successfully manage and support these devices.

Coursework includes extensive hands-on experience with different network operating systems and tools. Classes cover installation and support of various network operating systems, security electronics, security and intrustion detection software, troubleshooting, administrative responsibilities, and other tools. Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC network operating systems administrator, technician, and personal computer technician.

Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification exams that can result in industry-recognized credentials. Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology. Students must meet the higher entrance requirements.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Technology
  • Program Site: North Carolina School of Telecommunications - Day Program, Evening "Career Centered" Flexible Program

Course Requirements for Networking Operating System Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (12 SHC)

C-L-SHC
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2-3-3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
NOS 220 Linux/UNIX Administration I 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 12

Semester Curriculum for Networking Operating System Certificate

1st Semester (3 SHC)

C-L-SHC
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 2-3-3

2nd Semester (9 SHC)

C-L-SHC
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2-2-3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2-2-3
NOS 220 Linux/UNIX Administration I 2-2-3
6-6-9

Total Semester Hours Credit: 12

Office Administration
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Administration
A25370

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on non-technical as well as technical skills.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 5 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Administration
  • Program Sites: Lee and Harnett Campus - Day Program; Selected Distance Education

Course Requirements for Office Administration Degree

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2-2-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

Communications Elective (Select 3 SHC)

C-L-SHC
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3-0-3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication 3-0-3
COM 140 Intro Intercultural Communication 3-0-3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3-0-3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (14/15 SHC)

C-L-SHC
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2-2-3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3-0-3
OST 184 Records Management 2-2-3
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt. 2-2-3

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (40 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 2-2-3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1-2-2
OST 135 Adv Text Entry & Format 3-2-4
OST 136 Word Processing 2-2-3
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2-2-3
OST 138 Advanced Software Appl 2-2-3
OST 181 Intro to Office Systems 2-2-3
OST 233 Office Publications Design 2-2-3
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Proc 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 70/71

Semester Curriculum for Office Administration Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
Communications Elective 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 184 Records Management 2-2-3
10/11-8-14/15

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 2-2-3
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1-2-2
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2-2-3
OST 136 Word Processing 2-2-3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3-0-3
13-10-17

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Proc 2-2-3
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt. 2-2-3
4-4-6

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
OST 135 Adv Text Entry & Format 3-2-4
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2-2-3
OST 233 Office Publications Design 2-2-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
3-8-17

5th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law 3-0-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2-2-3
OST 138 Advanced Software Appl 2-2-3
OST 181 Intro to Office Systems 2-2-3
10-14-13

*Student may substitute MAT 140.

**Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 70/71

Office Administration
Credential: Office Administration Diploma
D25370

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on non-technical as well as technical skills.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of entry-level positions in business, government, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle managment. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Administration and/or an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Administration; Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration; Office Administration Diploma
  • Program Sites: Lee - Day Program; Harnett Campus - Day Program; Selected Distance Education

Course Requirements for Office Administration Diploma

A. General Education Courses (10 SHC)

C-L-SHC
Communications Elective 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

Communications Elective (Select 3 SHC)

C-L-SHC
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3-0-3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication 3-0-3
COM 140 Intro Intercultural Communication 3-0-3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3-0-3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (14/15 SHC)

C-L-SHC
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2-2-3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3-0-3
OST 184 Records Management 2-2-3
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt. 2-2-3

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 260 Business Communitcations 3-0-3
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 2-2-3
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1-2-2
OST 136 Word Processing 2-2-3
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Proc 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 40/41

Semester Curriculum for Office Administration Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
Communications Elective 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 184 Records Management 2-2-3
11-8-15

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 260 Business Communitcations 3-0-3
CTS 130 Spreadsheets 2-2-3
OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1-2-2
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2-2-3
OST 136 Word Processing 2-2-3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3-0-3
13-8-17

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Proc 2-2-3
OST 289 Administrative Office Mgt. 2-2-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
7-4-9

*Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 40/41

Office Administration
Credential: Information and Word Processing Certificate
C25370W0

This certificate program provides the graduate with the basic keyboarding and word processing skills necessary to enter the job market as an information and word processor. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of office software and the specific capabilities of word processing, office publications, document formatting, and editing and proofreading. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward a diploma and/or an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Administration and/or an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the diploma/degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Administration (Higher entrance standards required); Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration (Higher entrance standards required); Diploma in Office Administration (Higher entrance standards required); Receptionist Certificate; Information and Word Processing Certificate
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program; Harnett Campus - Day Program; Selected Distance Education

Course Requirements for Information and Word Processing Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (13 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2-2-3
OST 136 Word Processing 2-2-3
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Proc 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 13

Office Administration
Credential: Receptionist Certificate
C25370R0

This certificate program provides the graduate with the basic skills necessary to enter the job market as a receptionist. Emphasis will be placed on general office skills in spreadsheets, oral communication, information and word processing, and records management. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward a Diploma and/or an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Administration and/or an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the diploma/degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Administration (Higher entrance standards required); Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration (Higher entrance standards required); Diploma in Office Administration (Higher entrance standards required); Information and Word Processing Certificate; Receptionist Certificate.
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program; Harnett Campus - Day Program; Selected Distance Education

Course Requirements for Receptionist Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
OST 131 Keyboarding 1-2-2
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2-2-3
OST 136 Word Processing 2-2-3
OST 162 Executive Terminology 3-0-3
OST 184 Records Management 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 16

Operations Management
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Operations Management
A2512G

Operations Management is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum is designed to educate individuals in the technical and managerial aspects of operations for manufacturing and service industries.

Emphasized are analytical reasoning, problem solving, and continuous improvement concepts required in today's dynamic business and industry environments. Concepts include quality, productivity, organizational effectiveness, financial analysis, and the management of human, physical, and information resources.

Graduates should qualify for leadership positions, or enhance their professional skills in supervision, team leadership, operations planning, quality assurance, manufacturing and service management, logistics/distribution, health and safety, human resources management, and inventory/materials management.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 7 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Operations Management
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program, Selected Day; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Operations Management Degree

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (36/37 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3

Select one course from each elective list:

Accounting Elective:

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4

**Computer Applications Elective:

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 111 PC Literacy 1-2-2
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2-2-3

Economics Elective:

C-L-SHC
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

Concentration Courses

C-L-SHC
ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3-0-3
ISC 131 Quality Management 3-0-3
ISC 210 Oper & Prod Planning 3-0-3
ISC 221 Statistical Qual Control 3-0-3
OMT 112 Materials Management 3-0-3
OMT 260 Issues in Operations Mgt. 3-0-3

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 252 Labor Relations 3-0-3
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3-0-3
OMT 218 Dev Team Performance 3-0-3

Select one course:

C-L-SHC
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
OMT 181 Industry Reporting Skills 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 70

Semester Curriculum for Operations Management Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
ISC 131 Quality Management 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
10/11-2-11/12

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3-0-3
ISC 210 Oper & Prod Planning 3-0-3
9-0-9

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
BUS 252 Labor Relations 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
9-2-10

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC Accounting Elective 3-2-4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
ECO Economics Elective 3-0-3
12-2-13

5th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3-0-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
OMT 112 Materials Management 3-0-3
12-0-12

6th Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
ISC 221 Statistical Qual Control 3-0-3
OMT 218 Dev Team Performance 3-0-3
6-0-6

7th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
OMT 260 Issues in Operations Mgt. 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
9-0-9

*Student may substitute MAT 115 (nontransferable).

**Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 70/71

Operations Management
Credential: Operations Management Diploma
D2512G

This diploma program is designed to educate individuals in the technical and managerial aspects of operations for manufacturing and service industries. Specific emphases include human resources, quality, materials and operations management, production planning and safety, and business communication. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Operations Management provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 5 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Operations Management
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program, Selected Day; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Operations Management Diploma

A. General Education Courses (7 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (31 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3-0-3
ISC 131 Quality Management 3-0-3
ISC 210 Oper & Prod Planning 3-0-3
OMT 112 Materials Management 3-0-3
OMT 218 Dev Team Performance 3-0-3

Select one course from each elective list:

Accounting Elective:

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4

Economics Elective:

C-L-SHC
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (5/6 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 43

Semester Curriculum for Operations Management Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
ISC 131 Quality Management 3-0-3
7/8-2-8/9

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
12-2-13

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
ISC 210 Oper & Prod Planning 3-0-3
OMT 218 Dev Team Performance 3-0-3
6-0-6

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC Accounting Elective 3-2-4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
ECO Economics Elective 3-0-3
9-2-10

5th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
OMT 112 Materials Management 3-0-3
6-0-6

*Student may substitute MAT 115 (nontransferable).

**Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 43/44

Operations Management
Credential: Operations Management Certificate
C2512G

This certificate program is designed to prepare students in the basic aspects of operations for manufacturing and service industries. Emphasized in the certificate program are basic concepts in the areas of human resources, quality, and production management. Credits earned in this certificate program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Operations Management provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Operations Management (Higher entrance standards required); Operations Management Diploma (Higher entrance standards required)
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program, Selected Day; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Operations Management Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3-0-3
ISC 131 Quality Management 3-0-3
OMT 218 Dev Team Performance 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 18

Semester Curriculum for Operations Management Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
ISC 131 Quality Management 3-0-3
6-0-6

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
6-0-6

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3-0-3
OMT 218 Dev Team Performance 3-0-3
6-0-6

Total Semester Hours Credit: 18

Operations Management
Credential: Business Operations Certificate
C2512G01

This certificate program is designed to prepare students in the basic aspects of operations for manufacturing and service industries. Emphasized in the certificate program are basic concepts in the areas of management of employees, quality, and production management. Credits earned in this certificate program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Operations Management provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Operations Management (Higher entrance standards required); Operations Management Diploma (Higher entrance standards required)
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Evening Program, Selected Day; Distance Education

Course Requirements for Business Operations Certificate

Required Major Core Courses (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
ISC 131 Quality Management 3-0-3
ISC 210 Oper & Prod Planning 3-0-3
OMT 181 Industry Reporting Skills 3-0-3
OMT 218 Dev Team Performance 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 18

Paralegal Technology
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Technology
0.

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Coursework includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 5 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Technology
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program; Selected Distance Education

Course Requirements for Paralegal Technology Degree

A. General Education Courses (19 SHC)

C-L-SHC
Coummunications Elective 3-0-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

Communications Electives (Select 3 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3-0-3
COM 110 Introduction to Communication 3-0-3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication 3-0-3
COM 140 Intro Intercultural Communication 3-0-3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (23 SHC)

C-L-SHC
LEX 110 Intro to Paralegal Study 2-0-2
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 2-2-3
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3-0-3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3-0-3
LEX 150 Commercial Law 2-2-3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3-0-3
LEX 240 Family Law 3-0-3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 2-2-3

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (33 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
LEX 121 Legal Research Writing II 2-2-3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2-2-3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure 2-2-3
LEX 170 Administrative Law 2-0-2
LEX 180 Case Analysis & Reasoning 1-2-2
LEX 211 Real Property II 1-4-3
LEX 220 Corporate Law 2-0-2
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3-0-3
LEX 271 Law Office Writing 1-2-2
LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism 2-0-2

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 75

Semester Curriculum for Paralegal Technology Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
LEX 110 Intro to Paralegal Study 2-0-2
LEX 150 Commercial Law 2-2-3
LEX 170 Administrative Law 2-0-2
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
12-4-14

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedures 2-2-3
LEX 220 Corporate Law 2-0-2
LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism 2-0-2
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
17-4-19

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3-0-3
LEX 271 Law Office Writing 1-2-2
7-4-9

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 2-2-3
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3-0-3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2-2-3
LEX 180 Case Analysis & Reasoning 1-2-2
LEX 210 Real Property I 3-0-3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 2-2-3
13-8-17

5th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
Communications Elective 3-0-3
LEX 121 Legal Research/Writing II 2-2-3
LEX 211 Real Property II 1-4-3
LEX 240 Family Law 3-0-3
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3-0-3
12-16-16

*Student may substitute MAT 115 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 75

Paralegal Technology
Credential: Paralegal Technology Diploma
D25380

This diploma program is designed for students who have already earned a Baccalaureate and/or an Associate Degree. Students in this program will learn the specifics of assisting lawyers in the specific areas of research, document preparation, and client interviews. Credits earned in this program may be transferred to the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Technology provided the student meets all entrance requirements for the degree program.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Program Specific Entrance Standards: A Baccalaureate and/or an Associate Degree including credit for ENG 111 or equivalent and 3 SHC in general education.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Technology (Higher entrance standards required); Paralegal Technology Diploma
  • Program Sites: Lee Campus - Day Program; Selected Distance Education

Course Requirements for Paralegal Technology Diploma

A. Required Major Core Courses (23 SHC)

C-L-SHC
LEX 110 Intro to Paralegal Study 2-0-2
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 2-2-3
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3-0-3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3-0-3
LEX 150 Commercial Law 2-2-3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3-0-3
LEX 240 Family Law 3-0-3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 2-2-3

B. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (20 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
LEX 121 Legal Research/Writing II 2-2-3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure 2-2-3
LEX 211 Real Property II 1-4-3
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3-0-3
LEX 271 Law Office Writing 1-2-2
LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism 2-0-2

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 43

Semester Curriculum for Paralegal Technology Diploma

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
LEX 110 Intro to Paralegal Study 2-0-2
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 2-2-3
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3-0-3
LEX 150 Commercial Law 2-2-3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3-0-3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 2-2-3
14-6-17

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
LEX 121 Legal Research/Writing II 2-2-3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure 2-2-3
LEX 211 Real Property II 1-4-3
LEX 240 Family Law 3-0-3
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3-0-3
LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism 2-0-2
13-8-17

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3-0-3
LEX 271 Law Office Writing I 1-2-2
7-4-9

Total Semester Hours Credit: 43

Public Administration Concentration
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Public Administration
A2512H

Public Administration is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum prepares students for entry into management positions in state/local governments and nonprofit organizations, provides education for current employees, and informs citizens of governmental functions.

Coursework includes study and practical application in personnel administration, decision making, ethics, organizational theories, and budgetary and other governmental issues. Emphasis is placed on building analytical skills, stimulating moral imagination, and recognizing the discretionary power of the administrator's role.

Through acquisition of knowledge and skills, individuals should be able to perform governmental activities. By developing personal competencies and qualities, graduates will be eligible for employment in the public administration profession.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards.
  • Program Length: 4 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Public Administration
  • Program Sites: Distance Education, Hybrid courses at various campuses

Course Requirements for Public Administration Degree

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (18/19 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3

Select one course from each elective list:

Accounting Elective:

C-L-SHC
ACC 115 College Accounting 3-2-4
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3-2-4

**Computer Applications Elective:

C-L-SHC
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
CIS 111 PC Literacy 1-2-2
OST 137 Office Software Applications 2-2-3

Economics Elective:

C-L-SHC
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3-0-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

Concentration (12 SHC)

C-L-SHC
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3-0-3
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3-0-3
PAD 251 Public Finance and Budgeting 3-0-3
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3-0-3

C. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (18 SHC)

C-L-SHC
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3-0-3
POL 120 American Government 3-0-3
POL 130 State and Local Government 3-0-3
Major Elective 3-0-3

Major Elective Listing (Select 3 SHC):

C-L-SHC
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
BUS 116 Business Law II 3-0-3
BUS 151 People Skills 3-0-3
BUS 252 Labor Relations 3-0-3
BUS 255 Organizational Behavior 3-0-3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2-2-3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3-0-3
INT 110 International Business 3-0-3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 64

Semester Curriculum for Public Administration Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
ACC Accounting Elective 3-2-4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
EOC Economics Elective 3-0-3
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
15-4-17

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 115 Business Law I 3-0-3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
**CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2-2-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3-0-3
16/17-2-17/18

3rd Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
BUS 260 Business Communication 3-0-3
*MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
PAD 251 Public Finance and Budgeting 3-0-3
POL 120 American Government 3-0-3
15-0-15

4th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3-0-3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3-0-3
POL 130 State and Local Government 3-0-3
Major Elective 3-0-3
15-0-15

*Student may substitute MAT 115 (nontransferable).

**Student may substitute CIS 111 (nontransferable) or OST 137 (nontransferable).

Total Semester Hours Credit: 64/65

Public Administration Concentration
Credential: Public Administration Certificate
C2512H

This certificate program is designed to prepare students in the basic aspects of public administration. Emphasis is placed on the structure of state and local government, combined with practical applications of public policy, budgetary decision making, ethics, grant processes, and other related topics. This credential prepares students for entry into management positions in state/local governments and nonprofit organizations, provides education for current employees, and informs citizens of governmental functions. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Public Administration.

  • Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards.
  • Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards. (No Placement testing is required for this certificate program.)
  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Career Pathway Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Public Administration
  • Program Sites: Distance Education, Hybrid courses at various campuses

Course Requirements for the Public Administration Certificate

C-L-SHC
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3-0-3
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3-0-3
PAD 251 Public Finance and Budgeting 3-0-3
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3-0-3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3-0-3
POL 130 State and Local Government 3-0-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 18