Below are links (program or curriculum names, 3 letter acronyms, and degree type) to the HVCC Computing and Information Sciences’ programs on the main www.hvcc.edu Web site. Below this are downloadable/printable curriculum advisement sheets. All links will open in a new tab and in an effort to provide some advance navigation guidance of the HVCC academic Web site, I recommend you navigate to the links below and then follow the General Information link of the particular program to view entrance requirements and the detailed curriculum (i.e. course requirements). Also some curriculums have additional information about the curriculum and available resources (e.g. CSA Networking Laboratories and CWW Additional Information) that is highly informative and illustrates the department’s curricular leadership position. Note the difference between A.S. and A.A.S. in layman’s terms may be found in the “Advisement & Transfer” menu above but in a nutshell, the A.S. program is for students that intend to transfer to 4-year institutions whereas the A.A.S. is for students that intend to work following graduation.
CSS is a Transfer Degree
CIS is the most flexible working degree
CSA contains the Cisco Network Academy (CCNA, CCNP, Security, VOIP, Wireless)
ISC is essentially the CIS A.A.S. without the Liberal Arts & Sciences courses. It is often used in industry by students without IT/IS degrees for advancement.
All Business Division programs located here: https://www.hvcc.edu/bus/index.html
The Business Advisement Center is here: Business Advisement Center (BAC)
Curriculum Plan Advising Sheets
These are in Excel format so that you can navigate to you specific curriculum year (i.e. the year you enterer the program). Also note the Wired Degree Evaluation Instructions as this permits you to perform “What If” analysis by applying your course work to different degrees.
The individual sheets have 2 parts, the 1st part is the official degree requirements and the 2nd part has the recommended sequential sequence of courses (i.e. 1st semester, 2nd semester, 3rd semester and 4th semester). In this recommended sequence many of the courses are filled in. As an example, everyone should be taking BADM 220 Statistics as one of their Math/Science elective since as you will need it in your word and it transfers to and is a requirement of every 4-year CIS related program. To illustrate this consider a CSA graduate designing a network as you will need a statistical basis to determine necessary QoS bandwidth to accommodate today’s converged communications and multimedia streaming. Additionally consider a CWW graduate analyzing Web metrics or a Systems Analyst calculating ROI or a security expert calculating risk as all of these endeavors have a statistical basis.
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