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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 juniors and seniors.

BASIC DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE (C25210PA)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
DME 110: Intro to Digital Media 3 None Fall
DME 115: Graphic Design Tools 3 None Fall
DME 120: Intro to Multimedia Applications 3 None Spring
DME 130: Digital Animations I 3 DME 110 Fall
Total Credits 12

ENHANCED DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE (C25210PC)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
DME 110: Intro to Digital Media 3 None Fall
DME 115: Graphic Design Tools 3 None Fall
CTI 110: Web, Pgm, and DB Foundation 3 None Fall
DME 120: Intro to Multimedia Applications 3 None Spring
DME 140: Intro to Audio/Video Media 3 None Spring
WEB 210: Web Design 3 None Spring
Total Credits 18

ENHANCED SYSTEMS SECURITY CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PE)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CCT 110: Intro to Cyber Crime 3 None Fall
CET 150: Computer Forensics I 3 None Fall
CET 250: Computer Forensics II 3 None Spring
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
Summer
CTI 120: Network & Sec Foundation (HS) 3 None Fall
SEC 110: Security Concepts (HS) 3 None Spring
Total Credits 18

ENHANCED WEB ADMINISTRATION AND DESIGN CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PG)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
Summer
CTI 110: Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation 3 None Fall
DBA 120: Database Programming I 3 None Spring
DME 110: Intro to Digital Media 3 None Fall
DME 120: Intro to Multi Media 3 DME 110 Spring
WEB 210: Web Design 3 None Spring
Total Credits 18

GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PH)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
Summer
CSC 151: JAVA Programming (T) 3 None Spring
CTI 110: Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation 3 None Fall
SGD 111: Introduction to SGD 3 None Fall
SGD 112: SGD Design 3 None Spring
Total Credits 15

INFORMATION SYSTEMS CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PA)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
Summer
CTS 120: Hardware/Software Support (HS) 3 None Spring
CTI 120: Network and Sec Foundation (HS) 3 None Fall
NOS 110: Operating Systems Concepts (HS) 3 None Fall
Total Credits 12

SYSTEMS SECURITY CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PD)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CCT 110: Intro to Cyber Crime 3 None Fall
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
Summer
CTI 120: Network & Sec Foundation (HS) 3 None Fall
SEC 110: Security Concepts (HS) 3 None Spring
Total Credits 12

WEB ADMINISTRATION AND DESIGN CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PF)*

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
Summer
CTI 110: Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation (HS) 3 None Fall
DBA 120: Database Programming I 3 None Spring
WEB 210: Web Design 3 None Spring
Total Credits 12

* Pathway designated for Youth Career Connect (YCC) students at Anson High School.

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