First Term

DATA CONCEPTS 3.00
IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 A 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 B 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 C 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 3.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL 3.00
COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING A 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING B 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING C 1.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00

Third Term

CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 3.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT 3.00
SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE 3.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN A 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN B 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN C 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00

Fourth Term

CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 3.00
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT 3.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING A 1.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING B 1.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING C 1.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT 3.00
DATA ANALYTICS 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

First Term

DATA CONCEPTS (10152331)

3.00

Introduces the relational databases, SQL, and data analysis with an emphasis on database design, normalization and querying. Learners will be able to enforce policy integrity, create database objects and evaluate results sets. Additional topics include: database terminology, data types, referential integrity, data integrity and analyzing entity relationship diagrams (ERDs).

NTC Assessments Offered:

IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (10152500)

1.00

Introduces the field of IT software development and design. Learners will explore degree and career paths, IT tools and processes and begin to demonstrate professional communication. Learners will create or modify a simple computer program using an integrated development environment.

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A (10152501)

1.00

Introduces programming concepts and terminology using an object-oriented approach, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications that incorporate classes, fields, methods and variables. Additional topics include: utilization of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), value and reference types, object instantiation/lifetime/scope and mathematical/conditional/logical expressions.

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B (10152502)

1.00

Reinforces programming concepts and standards, building on the object-oriented approach introduced in 10-152-501 Programming Concepts A, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications, applying the object-oriented basics of abstraction and encapsulation. Additional topics include: utilization of a debugger, object multiplicity and constructors.

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C (10152503)

1.00

Emphasizes programming concepts and standards, building on the object-oriented approach of 10-152-502 Programming Concepts B, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications, applying the object-oriented basics of abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance.

WEB DESIGN 1 A (10152551)

1.00

Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) coding techniques along with the development of text content to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively on the web. Learners will create/modify web pages using HTML tags and style the web pages with CSS. Additionally, learners will create and edit text content. For the final course project, learners will begin a personal website portfolio. Additional topics include: copyright considerations, text editors, and browser tools.

WEB DESIGN 1 B (10152552)

1.00

Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) coding techniques. Learners will create/modify web pages using HTML tags and style the web pages with CSS. Additionally, learners will create and edit text content. For the final course project, learners will create a personal website portfolio. Additional topics include: text editors, FTP utilities and browser tools.

WEB DESIGN 1 C (10152553)

1.00

TBD

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Second Term

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (10152223)

3.00

Examines the design, prototyping and evaluation of user interfaces. Learners will apply user experience standards in the development of web and software interfaces to provide a quality user experience. Topics include: psychological and interaction principles, requirements analysis, designing for different devices, style guides, usability testing, and visual design principles.

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DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL (10152332)

3.00

Builds upon the basic database principles learned in Data Concepts, further exploring database design/normalization and introducing more complex and varied SQL statements. Learners will create ERDs, create/modify data objects and populate/retrieve data using SQL. Additional topics include: complex relationships, referential integrity, stored procedures, and database security.

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COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (10152391)

3.00

Introduces the Agile software development methodology and applies it to managing a software development project. Learners will work in small teams, taking an application through its entire lifecycle including the phases of requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance. Additional topics include an introduction to the following disciplines and related tools: project management, version control, issue tracking, unit/regression testing and automated build/deployment.

NTC Assessments Offered:

OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING A (10152504)

1.00

TBD

OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING B (10152505)

1.00

TBD

OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING C (10152506)

1.00

TBD

MATH & LOGIC (10804133)

3.00

Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra and number bases.

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Third Term

CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 (10152310)

3.00

Applies the basic concepts of computer programming using JavaScript, with an emphasis on structured programming, exception handling, debugging, testing and writing event handlers. Learners will create JavaScript applications using Microsoft Visual Studio. Additional topics include: online software development resources, programming and documentation standards, variable lifetime/scope, data types, control structures and mathematical calculations.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Computer Science (additional assessment required)

ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT (10152333)

3.00

Builds upon the data concepts taught in earlier courses, introducing advanced querying, database design, and data transformation. Learners will write advanced queries, design data structures and write Extract, Transfer, Load (ETL) processes. Additional topics include alternate database technologies, emerging database trends, and database administration and security.

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SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE (10152392)

3.00

Introduces N-tier software architecture through the exploration of various data access methodologies. Learners will work in teams to create a C# .NET application comprised of data access, business and presentation layers using MVVM architecture. The application will access data from Microsoft SQL Server using a variety of object-relational mapping (ORM) frameworks. Additional topics include: ADO.NET, LINQ, Entity Framework and object-oriented databases. This course prepares learners for 10-152-393 Application Development Capstone Project, which should be taken the subsequent semester.

OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN A (10152507)

1.00

TBD

OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN B (10152508)

1.00

TBD

OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN C (10152509)

1.00

TBD

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (10804189)

3.00

Students taking Introductory Statistics display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses and design experiments. They use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters and test hypotheses. They draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA.

National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Statistics

Fourth Term

CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 (10152351)

3.00

Builds upon the web design and programming skills learned in earlier courses, introducing the JavaScript language as a means to automate web pages. Learners will create dynamic web pages which customize both HTML and CSS elements. Additional topics include the HTML document object model (DOM), XML, JSON, jQuery, web application architecture and native HTML5/JavaScript-based WinRT application development.

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APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT (10152393)

3.00

Builds team software development and communication skills. Learners will form small teams, each identifying, designing and implementing an attractive and usable software application. The project teams will each use Agile software development principles to manage their projects, communicate project status, adapt to changing requirements and overcome technical challenges. Additional topics include a review of the Agile software development methodology.

ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING A (10152510)

1.00

TBD

ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING B (10152511)

1.00

TBD

ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING C (10152512)

1.00

TBD

INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP (10809166)

3.00

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

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OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT (10152362)

3.00

Introduces server-side web development using various open-source technologies including the JavaScript-based MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js) and PHP and MySQL. Learners will create open-source, server-side web applications. Additional topics include: web security and creating and writing web services.

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DATA ANALYTICS (10152337)

3.00

Introduces the storage, manipulation, retrieval and analysis of big data. Learners will provide business intelligence and make focused organizational decisions by mining, aggregating and conducting predictive analysis on big data. Additional topics include NoSQL, database scalability, database performance metrics and database optimization.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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