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IT - Mobile Application Developer Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 (10152310)

Credits: 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.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Computer Science (additional assessment required)

CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 (10152351)

Credits: 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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COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (10152391)

Credits: 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.

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DATA CONCEPTS (10152331)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces relational database and structured data file storage concepts, with an emphasis on database design, normalization and query creation. Learners will define and use structured data files, design databases and write queries. Additional topics include: database terminology, data types, primary/foreign keys, relationships and entity relationship diagrams (ERDs).

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DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL (10152332)

Credits: 3.00

Builds upon the basic database principles learned in Database 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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ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

Credits: 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. Learners 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

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 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.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION (10801141)

Credits: 3.00

Explores communication in media and media literacy by providing insight into the important issues that confront students as consumers and purveyors of mass media within the workforce and in society. The mass media revolution, including media technologies, the evolution of media content and platforms, including new media, the impact of media communications on business and society as a whole, media bias, and media law and ethics from the basis of the course.

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INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (10804189)

Credits: 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

IT CAREER SKILLS (10152398)

Credits: 1.00

Surveys the skills required to succeed in the IT job market. Learners will write IT-targeted resumes/cover letters, complete IT job applications, perform IT job searches, participate in IT mock interviews, self-market using social media, create a portfolio and network with IT professionals. Additional topics include creating a targeted cover letter/resume and IT interview preparation.

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IT INTERNSHIP (10152399)

Credits: 1.00

Provides exposure to working in the information technology field. Learners will apply/interview for, obtain and complete a minimum of a 108-hour internship in their specialization of IT. Additional topics include writing IT-targeted resumes/cover letters, performing job searches, self-marketing using social media and creating a portfolio.

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MATH & LOGIC (10804133)

Credits: 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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MOBILE PROGRAMMING 1 (10152383)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the development and deployment of native mobile applications. Learners will create applications for various mobile platforms incorporating both platform specific user interfaces and shared, back-end, C#, .NET code, and will deploy them to their own mobile devices. Additional topics include mobile user interface standards, bandwidth considerations, XML, JSON and debugging.

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MOBILE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 (10152381)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the development, packaging and deployment of mobile web applications that interact with web services. Learners will create web sites using HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery Mobile, package them as mobile web applications using a third-party framework and deploy them to their own mobile devices. Additional topics include mobile user interface standards, responsive web design, resource optimization, vector graphics, bandwidth considerations, XML, JSON and debugging.

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OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 1 (10152311)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces object-oriented programming and design, with a focus on building the conceptual framework necessary to debug and write object-oriented programs. 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 and polymorphism. Additional topics include: code documentation and styling, object instantiation/lifetime/scope, calling methods, multiplicity and loops, properties, visibility modifiers, and collections/multiplicity.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Computer Science (additional assessment required)

OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 2 (10152312)

Credits: 3.00

Builds upon the basic principles learned in Object-Oriented Programming 1 (10-152-311), further exploring object-oriented concepts and C# .NET syntax, with a focus on file/data access and n-tier application design. Learners will create a variety of C# .NET Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications which incorporate n-tier design principles and design patterns. Additional topics include collections, object initializers, XML, streams, serialization, encryption and LINQ.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

Credits: 3.00

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

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SPEECH (10801198)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process form the basis of the course.

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THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY (10809103)

Credits: 3.00

This course provides instruction on the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives and more are considered in depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations. Classroom instruction is demonstration, discussion, project and teamwork based. Assignments range from the short and simple to the detailed and complex. Reality and practicality are the focuses all through the course. These skills are in high demand by employers. Having this course in your background can significantly enhance your appeal as an employee. It certainly will make you a more adept and confident person.

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USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (10152223)

Credits: 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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WEB DESIGN 1 (10152211)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) coding techniques and 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 create a personal website portfolio. Additional topics include: copyright considerations, text editors, FTP utilities and browser tools.

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WEB DESIGN 2 (10152212)

Credits: 3.00

Extends knowledge of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Learners review basic HTML/CSS concepts, apply their knowledge of the box model, learn additional HTML concepts and CSS styling techniques and create responsive websites. Additional topics include: using tools and techniques to assist in troubleshooting and a brief introduction to JavaScript.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments is 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

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.