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Montgomery College    
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Database Systems Track, Computer Applications AAS


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: 311E

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See also Computer Gaming and Simulation AAS  and Digital Media and Web Technology AAS  

The computer applications program is for students who want to use the computer as a tool of productivity. The general education courses, in conjunction with specialized courses, provide a broad foundation and sharpen students’ skills in preparation for entry or advancement in today’s workplace.

This curriculum, following the database systems track, provides training, skills, and knowledge that prepare students for employment as entry-level database programmers and designers or provides current professionals with essential database programming and design skills. Students will create Microsoft Access and web database applications, as well as write database user interfaces in the Visual Basic.Net environment.

This curriculum, following the information technology track, prepares students for a wide variety of positions involving the use of application software. Job possibilities include support in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, sales, administration, and any area that requires the use of computer applications as a necessary tool of production. Emphasis is placed on the proficient use of software applications as well as the ability to use those applications as tools in decision making, managing people and information, communicating effectively, enhancing company viability, and addressing many of today’s technology challenges. This track provides students with in-depth knowledge in more than one application area and has the potential to lead to Microsoft certification in those areas.

The computer applications program participates in an interdisciplinary web careers program, which includes an AAS and four certificate curricula; see Digital Media and Web Technology AAS  for more information. In addition, an AAS in computer gaming and simulation is offered . See  Computer Gaming and Simulation AAS   for more information.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or general elective.

Select from any CMAP, CMSC or TECH courses.

 

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


  • English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Health foundation 1 semester hour (HLTF)
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
  • Speech foundation 3 semester hours (SPCF)

Distribution Courses


  • Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Natural science distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)

Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or general elective.

Select from any CMAP, CMSC or TECH courses.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Design and implement databases that meet user requirements.
  • Utilize relational database concepts to design and create a database system.
  • Develop a properly normalized relational database.

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