Location: West Campus (Leesport) Instructor: Denise Paulson CIP Code: 52.1201
Management Information Systems (MIS)/Information Technology (IT) Programming is a series of methods of collecting, compiling, and analyzing large quantities of data to satisfy our society’s ever-increasing need for information. With increasing frequency it is apparent that an understanding of IT is a necessary part of general education for students who live and work in our technological society.
The curriculum is designed to provide instruction that prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to support problem solving and the design and development of software applications. Students acquire the skills to analyze, design, implement, test, and document an application solution. The students utilize a state-of-the-art network computer system and its associated peripheral equipment to work on live problems, utilizing business software and object-oriented integrated development environments. Concepts delivered provide the basis of understanding in the area of computer programming and are applicable to business applications, mobile applications, and video gaming.
Graduates of this program are well prepared for continued higher education towards an associate and bachelors degree in such areas as: Computer Programming, Management Information Systems, Database Administration, Web Developer, or Software Development.
Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Required Safety Gear
One Shirt (ANY STYLE listed)• Royal Blue Short Sleeve Polo Shirt with BCTC Logo• Royal Blue Long Sleeve Polo Shirt with BCTC LogoOptional
• Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo
|• Skirts, dress shorts – cargo/denim/golf style appropriate length – to the knee and proper fitting and no holes
• Cotton blue jeans, khakis/cargo pants, dress pants – proper fitting and no holes
|Casual shoes, sneakers, dress shoes, or work boots||N/A|
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015 for Windows, Web, Windows Store and Database Applications: Comprehensive (1st Edition)– by Corinne Hoisington
ISBN #: 978-1-28585-689-6
Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment
|Quantity Needed||Level 1, 2, or 3||Approximate Cost||Suggested Vendor|
|Footwear Requirement: Casual shoes, sneakers, dress shoes, or work boots||1 pair||Levels 1, 2, & 3||TBD||Any store|
|3″, 3-Ring Binder||1||Level 1||$10.00||Any office supply store|
|16 GB Flash Drive/USB||1||Level 1||TBD||Any office supply store|
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.
Program Entrance Recommendations:
- Reading at grade level
- Algebra I or Geometry
- Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Hand-eye coordination
- Computer Programmer
- Computer User Support Specialist
- Web Developer
- Senior Programmer
- Programming Manager
- Systems Analyst, EDP
- Computer Center Manager