Computer Science/Software Engineering Concentration (9259)

This concentration is designed for students planning to transfer to a computer science or computer information systems program at a four-year college. In addition to being a transfer program, this program will help students who are interested in game and entertainment programming acquire the fundamental skills to get started. Students should consult a Lakeland counselor prior to beginning this program in order to ensure maximum transferability.

NOTE:  Students must fulfill the following requirements for this program:

  • Place into MATH 1700 Trigonometry OR complete MATH 1650 College Algebra with a “C” grade or higher
  • Successfully complete the CIS Tech Prep program OR have waived with equivalent high school OR college coursework the following course:
    • ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials  OR complete ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials with a “C” grade or higher
      OR
      ITIS 1007 Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science OR complete ITIS 1007 Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science with a “C” grade or higher
      OR
      Pass the AP Computer Science Principles Exam with a “3” or higher

NOTE:  Students planning to transfer to a four-year college are encouraged to take ENGL 1120 English Composition II in addition to the following requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CPET 1120 C Programming for Engineering Technology 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
3
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
ITCS 1010 Programming Logic 3
ITON 1011 Comparative Analysis of Microcomputer Operating Systems 2
ITON 1070 Operating Systems: Skills and Techniques 1
MATH 1700 Trigonometry 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BUSM 1300 Introduction to Business 3
BUSM 2400 Business Communication 3
ITCS 1820 Java Programming I 3
ITCS 1870 Python Programming I 3
MATH 2500 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 5
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
CHEM 1500
General Chemistry I 2
or Science and Engineering Physics I
5
ITCS 2080 Fundamentals of Software Engineering 3
ITCS 2870 Data Structures 4
MATH 2600 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 5
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Semester
ITCS 2012 Discrete Structures 3
ITCS 2875 Computer Architecture and Organization 3
ITDB 1400 Introduction to SQL 2
ITIS 2890 Information Technology and Computer Science Capstone 2
ITON 1205 Network+ and Networking Essentials 2
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours65
1

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

2

Students should discuss the choice of science courses with their advisor.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.

Electives

Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3