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Information Technology CTE Cluster

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Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways in the Information Technology CTE Cluster lead to a credential for employment (certificate, diploma, or degree).

Prepare for a career related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, internet, multimedia, and systems integration services.

Available Pathways

Upon completion of a CTE Pathway, students will have earned substantial credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. All courses in a CTE Pathway are college-credit, but not all courses are transferrable.

To assist students who plan to go on to a four-year university, the courses that transfer under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the N.C. Community College System and the University of North Carolina system are marked with (T). High school students who achieve a grade of B or higher and achieve a score of 93 or higher on the standardized Career and Technical Education (CTE) post-assessment test, for certain high school CTE classes, can be provided college credit for CTE pathway courses marked with (HS). To receive articulated credit, the current high school student must be enrolled in a Career and College Promise CTE pathway that contains the articulated course. High school graduates can receive course credit by requesting the articulated course credit within two years of their high school graduation date. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor while at South Piedmont Community College.

Classes are offered at our college campuses in Monroe and Polkton and online. Some classes may be offered at your local high school. Classes are organized into pathways and align with the K-12 curriculum and Career and College Ready Standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

The following CTE pathways are available to eligible high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

ENHANCED DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE (C25210PC)

CourseCreditsPrerequisitesSemester offered (SPCC Campus)
DME 110: Intro to Digital Media3NoneFall
DME 115: Graphic Design Tools3NoneFall
CTI 110: Web, Pgm, and DB Foundation3NoneFall
DME 120: Intro to Multimedia Applications3NoneSpring
DME 140: Intro to Audio/Video Media3NoneSpring
WEB 210: Web Design3NoneSpring
Total Credits18  

PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PI)

CourseCreditsPrerequisitesSemester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 115: Intro to Prog & Logic (T)3NoneFall/Spring
CSC 151: JAVA Programming I3NoneSpring
CTI: 110: Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation3NoneFall
CTI 115: Computer Systems Foundation (HS)3NoneFall
CSC 134: C++ Programming (T)3NoneSpring
CSC 121: Python Programming3NoneSpring
Total Credits18  

GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PH)

CourseCreditsPrerequisitesSemester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T)3NoneFall, Spring,
Summer
CSC 151: JAVA Programming (T)3NoneSpring
CTI 110: Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation3NoneFall
SGD 111: Introduction to SGD3NoneFall
SGD 112: SGD Design3NoneSpring
Total Credits15  

INFORMATION SYSTEMS CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PA)

CourseCreditsPrerequisitesSemester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T)3NoneFall, Spring,
Summer
CTS 120: Hardware/Software Support (HS)3NoneSpring
CTI 120: Network and Sec Foundation (HS)3NoneFall
CTI 115: Computer Systems Foundation (HS)3NoneFall
Total Credits12  

SYSTEMS SECURITY CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PD)

CourseCreditsPrerequisitesSemester offered (SPCC Campus)
CCT 110: Intro to Cyber Crime3NoneFall
CET 150: Computer Forensics I3NoneFall
CTI 120: Network & Sec Foundation (HS)3NoneFall
CET 250: Computer Forensics II3NoneSpring
Total Credits12  

ENHANCED SYSTEMS SECURITY CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PE)

CourseCreditsPrerequisitesSemester offered (SPCC Campus)
CCT 110: Intro to Cybercrime3NoneFall
CET 150: Computer Forensics I3NoneFall
CET 250: Computer Forensics II3NoneSpring
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T)3NoneFall/Spring/Summer
CTI 120: Network & Sec Foundation (HS)3NoneFall
SEC 110: Security Concepts3NoneSpring
Total Credits18  

WEB ADMINISTRATION AND DESIGN CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PF)

CourseCreditsPrerequisitesSemester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T)3NoneFall, Spring,
Summer
CTI 110: Web, Pgm., & DB Foundation3NoneFall
NOS 120: Linux/UNIX Single User3NoneSpring
WEB 210: Web Design3NoneSpring
Total Credits12  
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