Information Technology Pathway

These represent sample pathways toward the Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology-Networking or Information Technology-Cybersecurity at NC State. Two of the courses (ITEC 1610 and ITEC 1690) help prepare the student for taking a professional certification exam. This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted exceptions they do not have to be taken in this order. For more information on these degrees, go to IT Cyber Security or IT Networking degree pages.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English
Course: MATH 1110 [See footnote 4]
Course Title: College Algebra
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Math
Course: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Humanities
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Social Science
Course: ITEC 1810 [See footnote 5]
Course Title: Microsoft Office for IT Professionals
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: N/A

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1030 [See footnote 6]
Course Title: English Composition II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Oral Communication
Course: ITEC 1610
Course Title: IT Essentials (A+)
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: N/A
Course: ITEC 1620
Course Title: Wireshark 101
Credits: 2
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: N/A
Course: ITEC 1690 [See footnote 7]
Course Title: Network Security (Security+)
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: N/A
1 Ohio Transfer Module (OTM): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer. Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG): Technical courses transferable to certain major areas above and beyond OTM courses. In limited instances a course could have both an OTM and TAG label.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills >=88). If these cut-off scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses and the recommendation of the last English teacher.
3 Placement: proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score >=21 or Accuplacer College Level Math >= 45). If these cut-off scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above).
4 While MATH 1030 is the “official” course in the Information Technology degree program, NCSC is willing to accept MATH 1110 as a substitute toward the degree. MATH 1110 (ACT Math Score >=22 or Accuplacer College Level Math >=55) is more likely to be offered at the high school site and has guaranteed transfer.
5 Prerequisite: passage of NCSC’s Computer Literacy Assessment.
6 Prerequisite: Completion with a C- or above in English Composition I.
7 Prerequisite or Corequisite: ITEC 1610. If applied as a prerequisite, student must have passed ITEC 1610 with a C- or above.