Career & Technical Education > Computer Information Technology

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: IS101 or consent of instructor

Offers a language-independent, introductory course on computer program design and development. Emphasizes identification and solution of business problems through various design tools.


II: Course Objectives

Offers a language-independent, introductory course on computer program design and development. Emphasizes identification and solutions to business problems through modern modeling techniques and design tools.

Students who successfully complete this course will have an increased understand of:

  • Problem identification, definition and solution design in common business-oriented situations,
  • Standard design tools and apply accepted concepts to document designs,
  • Recognizing the unique capabilities of high level languages, techniques and structure necessary for programming building.
  • How to develop algorithms in a language neutral environment
  • File systems, numerical systems used in computing, and basic computation theory.

III: Course Linkage

This course fulfills Western Nevada College’s Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that successful students:

  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Are able to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Understand the theoretical principles behind creating and maintaining a professional level Web site.
  • Use current software to create, publish, and maintain a professional level Web site.
  • Apply techniques appropriate to their specialty in the operation of a Web site.

Scheduled CIT-129 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no CIT-129 classes scheduled for this term.