General Occupational Technology Degree

The General Occupational Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade skills and to earn an associate degree, diploma,and/or certificate by taking courses suited for individual occupational interests and/or needs.

The curriculum content will be customized for students according to occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be selected from any non-developmental level courses offered by the College.

Graduates will become more effective workers, better qualified for advancements within their field of employment, and become qualified for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities.

Program Contact

Mark Johnson
Enrollment Advisor, Health Sciences
McGee Building
Phone: (252) 222-6148
Email: johnsonm@carteret.edu

General Education

(All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit. It is recommended
that Universal General Education courses be completed before additional general education courses are taken.)

Required Courses | 3 Semester Hours

Writing and Inquiry Click for details
ENG 111
3.00
Writing and Inquiry Close
ENG
111

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Credits: 3.00
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Corequisites:

English/Communication Elective | 3 Semester Hours

Select one (1) course from the following:

ENG 112
3.00
Writing and Research in the Disciplines Close
ENG
112

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.

Credits: 3.00
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ENG 114
3.00
Professional Research & Reporting Close
ENG
114

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

Credits: 3.00
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Humanities/Fine Arts | 3 Semester Hours

Select one (1) course from the following:

Art Appreciation Click for details
ART 111
3.00
Art Appreciation Close
ART
111

This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media.

Credits: 3.00
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Art History Survey I Click for details
ART 114
3.00
Art History Survey I Close
ART
114

This course covers the development of art forms from ancient times to the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development.

Credits: 3.00
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Art History Survey II Click for details
ART 115
3.00
Art History Survey II Close
ART
115

This course covers the development of art forms from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development.

Credits: 3.00
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Theatre Appreciation Click for details
DRA 111
3.00
Theatre Appreciation Close
DRA
111

This course provides a study of the art, craft, and business of the theatre. Emphasis is placed on the audience’s appreciation of the work of the playwright, director, actor, designer, producer, and critic. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a vocabulary of theatre terms and to recognize the contributions of various theatre artists.

Credits: 3.00
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Introduction to Literature Click for details
ENG 131
3.00
Introduction to Literature Close
ENG
131

This course introduces the principal genres of literature. Emphasis is placed on literary terminology, devices, structure, and interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and respond to literature.

Credits: 3.00
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American Literature I Click for details
ENG 231
3.00
American Literature I Close
ENG
231

This course covers selected works in American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Credits: 3.00
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American Literature II Click for details
ENG 232
3.00
American Literature II Close
ENG
232

This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Credits: 3.00
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Major American Writers Click for details
ENG 233
3.00
Major American Writers Close
ENG
233

This course provides an intensive study of the works of several major American authors. Emphasis is placed on American history, culture, and the literary merits. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate the works studied.

Credits: 3.00
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Critical Thinking Click for details
HUM 115
3.00
Critical Thinking Close
HUM
115

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate orally and in writing the use of critical thinking skills in the analysis of appropriate texts.

Credits: 3.00
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Cultural Studies Click for details
HUM 120
3.00
Cultural Studies Close
HUM
120

This course introduces the distinctive features of a particular culture. Topics include art, history, music, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion. Upon completion, students should be able to appreciate the unique character of the study culture. This class must be taken at Pitt Community College if enrolled in the Medical Office Administration Program.

Credits: 3.00
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Music Appreciation Click for details
MUS 110
3.00
Music Appreciation Close
MUS
110

This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music.

Credits: 3.00
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Introduction to Jazz Click for details
MUS 112
3.00
Introduction to Jazz Close
MUS
112

This course introduces the origins and musical components of jazz and the contributions of its major artists. Emphasis is placed on the development of discriminating listening habits, as well as the investigation of the styles and structural forms of the jazz idiom. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in listening and understanding this form of American music.

Credits: 3.00
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American Music Click for details
MUS 113
3.00
American Music Close
MUS
113

This course introduces various musical styles, influences, and composers of the United States from pre-Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the broad variety of music particular to American culture. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of American music.

Credits: 3.00
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Philosophical Issues Click for details
PHI 215
3.00
Philosophical Issues Close
PHI
215

This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the views of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and belief, appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the philosophical components of an issue.

Credits: 3.00
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Introduction to Ethics Click for details
PHI 240
3.00
Introduction to Ethics Close
PHI
240

This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on moral theories such as consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to moral issues such as abortion, capital punishment, poverty, war, terrorism, the treatment of animals, and issues arising from new technologies.

Credits: 3.00
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World Religions Click for details
REL 110
3.00
World Religions Close
REL
110

This course introduces the world’s major religious traditions. Topics include Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religions studied.

Credits: 3.00
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Introduction to Old Testament Click for details
REL 211
3.00
Introduction to Old Testament Close
REL
211

This course is a survey of the literature of the Hebrews with readings from the law, prophets, and other writings. Emphasis is placed on the use of literary, historical, archeological, and cultural analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand Old Testament literature.

Credits: 3.00
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Introduction to New Testament Click for details
REL 212
3.00
Introduction to New Testament Close
REL
212

This course is a survey of the literature of first-century Christianity with readings from the gospels, Acts, and the Pauline and pastoral letters. Topics include the literary structure, audience, and religious perspective of the writings, as well as the historical and cultural context of the early Christian community. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand New Testament literature.

Credits: 3.00
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Natural Sciences/Math | 3 Semester Hours

Select one (1) course (with labs) from the following courses:

Descriptive Astronomy Click for details
AST 111
3.00
Descriptive Astronomy Close
AST
111

This course introduces an overall view of modern astronomy. Topics include an overview of the solar system, the sun, stars, galaxies, and the larger universe. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them.

Credits: 3.00
Prerequisites:
Corequisites: AST-111A

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Descriptive Astronomy Lab Click for details
AST 111A
1.00
Descriptive Astronomy Lab Close
AST
111A

The course is a laboratory to accompany AST 111. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 111 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them.

Credits: 1.00
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Principles of Biology Click for details
BIO 110
4.00
Principles of Biology Close
BIO
110

This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life.

Credits: 4.00
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General Biology I Click for details
BIO 111
4.00
General Biology I Close
BIO
111

This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.

Credits: 4.00
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Basic Anatomy & Physiology Click for details
BIO 163
5.00
Basic Anatomy & Physiology Close
BIO
163

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Credits: 5.00
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Anatomy and Physiology I Click for details
BIO 168
4.00
Anatomy and Physiology I Close
BIO
168

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Credits: 4.00
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Introduction to Chemistry Click for details
CHM 131
3.00
Introduction to Chemistry Close
CHM
131

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry. Topics include measurement, matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, stoichiometry, chemical formulas and reactions, chemical bonding, gas laws, solutions, and acids and bases. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of chemistry as it applies to other fields.

Credits: 3.00
Prerequisites:
Corequisites: CHM-131A

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Introduction to Chemistry Lab Click for details
CHM 131A
1.00
Introduction to Chemistry Lab Close
CHM
131A

This course is a laboratory to accompany CHM 131. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in CHM 131. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize basic laboratory procedures and apply them to chemical principles presented in CHM 131.

Credits: 1.00
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General Chemistry I Click for details
CHM 151
4.00
General Chemistry I Close
CHM
151

This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical laws and concepts as needed in CHM 152.

Credits: 4.00
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Geology Click for details
GEL 111
4.00
Geology Close
GEL
111

This course introduces basic landforms and geological processes. Topics include rocks, minerals, volcanoes, fluvial processes, geological history, plate tectonics, glaciers, and coastal dynamics. Upon completion, students should be able to describe basic geological processes that shape the earth.

Credits: 4.00
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MAT 110
3.00
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Close
MAT
110

This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy; and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the use of mathematics and technology to solve practical problems, and to analyze and communicate results.

Credits: 3.00
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Quantitative Literacy Click for details
MAT 143
3.00
Quantitative Literacy Close
MAT
143

This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment. Emphasis is placed on authentic contexts which will introduce the concepts of numeracy, proportional reasoning, dimensional analysis, rates of growth, personal finance, consumer statistics, practical probabilities, and mathematics for citizenship. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize quantitative information as consumers and to make personal, professional, and civic decisions by decoding, interpreting, using, and communicating quantitative information found in modern media and encountered in everyday life.

Credits: 3.00
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Statistical Methods I Click for details
MAT 152
4.00
Statistical Methods I Close
MAT
152

This course provides a project-based approach to introductory statistics with an emphasis on using real-world data and statistical literacy. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate technology to describe important characteristics of a data set, draw inferences about a population from sample data, and interpret and communicate results.

Credits: 4.00
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Precalculus Algebra Click for details
MAT 171
4.00
Precalculus Algebra Close
MAT
171

This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology.

Credits: 4.00
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Conceptual Physics Click for details
PHY 110
3.00
Conceptual Physics Close
PHY
110

This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied.

Credits: 3.00
Prerequisites:
Corequisites: PHY-110A

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Conceptual Physics Lab Click for details
PHY 110A
1.00
Conceptual Physics Lab Close
PHY
110A

This course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110.

Credits: 1.00
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Social/Behavioral Sciences | 3 Semester Hours

Select one (1) course from the following courses:

Principles of Microeconomics Click for details
ECO 251
3.00
Principles of Microeconomics Close
ECO
251

This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to efficiently achieve economic objectives.

Credits: 3.00
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Principles of Macroeconomics Click for details
ECO 252
3.00
Principles of Macroeconomics Close
ECO
252

This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.

Credits: 3.00
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World Civilizations I Click for details
HIS 111
3.00
World Civilizations I Close
HIS
111

This course introduces world history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern era. Topics include Eurasian, African, American, and Greco-Roman civilizations and Christian, Islamic and Byzantine cultures. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in pre-modern world civilizations.

Credits: 3.00
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World Civilizations II Click for details
HIS 112
3.00
World Civilizations II Close
HIS
112

This course introduces world history from the early modern era to the present. Topics include the cultures of Africa, Europe, India, China, Japan, and the Americas. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in modern world civilizations.

Credits: 3.00
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American History I Click for details
HIS 131
3.00
American History I Close
HIS
131

This course is a survey of American history from pre-history through the Civil War era. Topics include the migrations to the Americas, the colonial and revolutionary periods, the development of the Republic, and the Civil War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early American history.

Credits: 3.00
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American History II Click for details
HIS 132
3.00
American History II Close
HIS
132

This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War era to the present. Topics include industrialization, immigration, the Great Depression, the major American wars, the Cold War, and social conflict. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in American history since the Civil War.

Credits: 3.00
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American Government Click for details
POL 120
3.00
American Government Close
POL
120

This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of American government. Topics include the constitutional framework, federalism, the three branches of government including the bureaucracy, civil rights and liberties, political participation and behavior, and policy process. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and participatory processes of the American political system.

Credits: 3.00
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General Psychology Click for details
PSY 150
3.00
General Psychology Close
PSY
150

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

Credits: 3.00
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Introduction to Sociology Click for details
SOC 210
3.00
Introduction to Sociology Close
SOC
210

This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions. Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies.

Credits: 3.00
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14 Total Credits

Other Major Hours

Major Electives | 49 Semester Hours

The following two (2) groups of courses are required:

Group One

Professional Development Click for details
OST 286
3.00
Professional Development Close
OST
286

This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to project a professional image in the office. Topics include interpersonal skills, health lifestyles, appearance, attitude, personal and professional growth, multicultural awareness, and professional etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate these attributes in the classroom, office, and society.

Credits: 3.00
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Group Two

Courses can be chosen from any curriculum program offered by Carteret Community College.

49 Total Credits

Other Required Hours

Other Requirement | 1 Semester Hours

Select One (1) course from the following courses:

College Transfer Success Click for details
ACA 122
1.00
College Transfer Success Close
ACA
122

This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.

Credits: 1.00
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Computer Option | 2 Semester Hours

Select One (1) course from the following courses:

Introduction to Computers Click for details
CIS 110
3.00
Introduction to Computers Close
CIS
110

This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

Credits: 3.00
Prerequisites:
Corequisites:

Basic PC Literacy Click for details
CIS 111
2.00
Basic PC Literacy Close
CIS
111

This course provides an overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of personal computers and software applications for personal and fundamental workplace use. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic personal computer skills.

Credits: 2.00
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3 Total Credits