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2022-23 Gaston College Catalog 
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog

Information Technology - Applications Development, A.A.S (A25590AD)

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The Information Technology-Applications Development track prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers, applications specialists, and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, platforms, data management, and business operations.

Students will solve business problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages, platforms, and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in applications development and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level computer programming and applications development positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use of terminology in relation to applications development.
  2. Identify legal, ethical, social, and security issues related to computer applications development.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design, code, implement, and test computer applications using multiple programming languages.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, design, and develop database systems for computer applications.
  5. Create effective application development documentation.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. CSC 121 CSC 151 CSC 153 , CIS 115 , CTI 110 CTI 120 , DBA 110  
  2. CSC 251 CSC 253 CSC 289 , DBA 115 , WEB 151  



Total Program Hours: 68


Students may complete up to three hours credit from WBL courses. Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

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