Programs & Courses

Computer Technology Pathways
The Technology pathway allows students to choose from Computer Aided Design, in which they can earn a degree or certificate, Computer Information Systems, or Cyber Security.

 Associate of Applied Science-CAD Architect/Civil Track

Faculty Advisors: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu James Gilford Phone: 410-386-8481 extension 5131 Email: jgilford@carrollcc.edu The CAD: Architectural/Civil track is designed for a student preparing for a career as a CAD technician or design assistant for an architect, surveyor, or architectural/civil department in an organization. The field of CAD will continue to be one of the most promising growth areas for meaningful employment well into the twenty-first century. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
MATHEMATICS: Choose one General Education Mathematics course (3-5 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose a 4-credit with lab General Education Science course.   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 1 course. (3 credits)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
Take an additional General Education course. (any category)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Computer-Aided Design Program Requirements

Select 18 credits in the required subjects.  Courses in the following subjects count toward this requirement.
  • Accounting*
  • Business Administration*
  • Computer-Aided Design*
  • Computer Info. Applications*
  • Computer Info. Systems*
  • Computer Graphics*
  • Cyber Security*
  • Engineering/Computer*
  • Engineering/Electrical*
  • Engineering*
  • Management*

 Associate of Applied Science-CAD Mechanical Track

Faculty Advisors: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu James Gilford Phone: 410-386-8481 extension 5131 Email: jgilford@carrollcc.edu The CAD: Mechanical track is designed for a student preparing for a career as a CAD technician in the engineering department of an organization. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
MATHEMATICS: Choose one General Education Mathematics course (3-5 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose a 4-credit with lab General Education Science course.   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 1 course. (3 credits)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
Take an additional General Education course. (any category)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Computer-Aided Design Program Requirements

Select 16 credits in the required subjects.  Courses in the following subjects count toward this requirement.
  • Accounting*
  • Business Administration*
  • Computer-Aided Design*
  • Computer Info. Applications*
  • Computer Info. Systems*
  • Cyber Security*
  • Engineering/Computer*
  • Engineering/Electrical*
  • Engineering*
  • Management*

 Associate of Applied Science-CIS Computer Engineering Track

Faculty Advisor: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu Faculty Advisor: Maria Burness Phone: 410-386-8526 Email: mburness@carrollcc.edu The Computer Information Systems-Computer Engineering track is designed for students preparing for information technology careers with engineering companies or organizations. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not. Students intending to transfer to Computer Engineering bachelor's degree programs should follow the Associate of Science in Engineering, Computer Engineering, degree plan. This track is not the Computer Engineering A.S.E. degree.

CIS General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (select 1 course)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose a 4-credit General Education Science lab course. (BIOL-107, ENV-100, FSCI-210, and GEOSC-103 are not allowed.)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

CIS Computer Engineering Track

CIS Electives

  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Related Electives

 Associate of Applied Science-CIS Computer Programming Track

Faculty Advisor: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu The Computer Information Systems -Computer Programming track is designed to give the student experience coding in at least three object-oriented programming languages which will prepare them for a variety of career opportunities. This track will help prepare students to become programmers or software developers. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

CIS General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course) MATH-123 or higher strongly recommended.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose a 4-credit General Education Science lab course. (BIOL-107, ENV-100, FSCI-210, and GEOSC-103 are not allowed. BIOL-105 recommended for the Health Information Systems Track.)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

CIS Computer Programming Track

Related Electives

  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

 Associate of Applied Science-CIS Health Info Systems Track

Faculty Advisor: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu Faculty Advisor: Anne Marani Phone: 410-386-8265 Email: amarani@carrollcc.edu The Computer Information Systems-Health Information Systems track is designed for students preparing for information technology careers in the medical or healthcare field. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

CIS General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course) MATH-123 or higher strongly recommended.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose a 4-credit General Education Science lab course. (BIOL-107, ENV-100, FSCI-210, and GEOSC-103 are not allowed. BIOL-105 recommended for the Health Information Systems Track.)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

CIS Health Info Sys Track

Related Electives

  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

 Associate of Applied Science-CIS Web and Mobile Dev Track

Faculty Advisor: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu The Computer Information Systems-Web and Mobile Developer track will teach students how to develop interactive, responsive, and data-driven applications for the web and mobile devices. This track will help prepare students to become web or software developers. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

CIS General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course) MATH-123 or higher strongly recommended.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose a 4-credit General Education Science lab course. (BIOL-107, ENV-100, FSCI-210, and GEOSC-103 are not allowed. BIOL-105 recommended for the Health Information Systems Track.)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

CIS Web and Mobile Dev Track

Related Electives

  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

 Associate of Applied Science-CIS Web Design Track

Faculty Advisor: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu Faculty Advisor: Dana Champney Phone: 410-386-8246 Email: dchampney@carrollcc.edu The Computer Information Systems-Web Design Track will teach the student how to use the theories and principles of design to create responsive and engaging websites. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

CIS General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course) MATH-123 or higher strongly recommended.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose a 4-credit General Education Science lab course. (BIOL-107, ENV-100, FSCI-210, and GEOSC-103 are not allowed. BIOL-105 recommended for the Health Information Systems Track.)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

CIS Web Design Track

Required Electives

  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

 Associate of Applied Science-Cybersecurity

Faculty Advisor: Matt Day Phone: 410-386-8022 Email: mday@carrollcc.edu Navigator: Marlene Titus Phone: 410-386-8554 Email: mtitus@carrollcc.edu The Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare students for a career in cybersecurity, computer network security and administration, or related field. The program provides a well-rounded base of knowledge and skills including computer networking and network security, network analysis, systems hardening, penetration testing, forensics, scripting, and technical writing and documentation. The program incorporates a combination of classroom instruction and internship opportunities to provide an effective career preparation experience. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES:
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
MATHEMATICS: (must select 1 4-credit course.)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose a 4-credit General Education Science lab course. (BIOL-107, ENV-100, FSCI-210, and GEOSC-103 are not allowed.)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 1 General Education Social and Behavioral Science course (3 credits):  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Cybersecurity Requirements

CYBR Elective

Take 6 additional CYBR credits.  Courses in the following subjects count toward this requirement.
  • Cyber Security*

 Associate of Applied Science-Health Information Tech

Faculty Advisor: Anne Marani Phone: 410-386-8265 Email: amarani@carrollcc.edu The Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and other facilities which create and/or evaluate health records. This program of study is designed to combine general education and specialized courses to meet employment requirements in Health Information Technology. Students are expected to complete a core of General Education requirements in addition to the program requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

AAS HIT General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (select 1 course)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE:
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course; HLTH-101 recommended)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Minimum grade C required.
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
Take an additional Arts and Humanities OR Social and Behavioral Science course.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

AAS Health Info Technology Program

 Certificate-CAD, Architectural Track

Faculty Advisor: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu James Gilford Phone: 410-386-8481 extension 5131 Email: jgilford@carrollcc.edu This certificate outlines a sequence of courses designed for technicians working in the design field as CAD operators, engineering technicians, CAD detailers, and design assistants. See the corresponding degree program for details.

CAD Certificate

 Certificate-CAD, Mechanical Track

Faculty Advisor: Robert Brown Phone: 410-386-8224 Email: rbrown@carrollcc.edu James Gilford Phone: 410-386-8481 extension 5131 Email: jgilford@carrollcc.edu This certificate outlines a sequence of courses designed for technicians working in the design field as CAD operators, engineering technicians, CAD detailers, and design assistants. See the corresponding degree program for details.

CAD Certificate

 Certificate-Health Information Technology, Advanced

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Faculty Advisor: Anne Marani Phone: 410-386-8265 Email: amarani@carrollcc.edu The Advanced Certificate in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and other facilities which create and /or evaluate health records. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to interpret health record documentation using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and medical terminology to identify codeable diagnoses and/or procedures. Students will use automated encoding tools, learn reimbursement methods and study the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Upon completion of the certificate students will be eligible to sit for certification examinations offered by the American Health Information Management Association. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Health Info Technology Advanced Cert

 Certificate-Health Information Technology, Core

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Faculty Advisor: Anne Marani Phone: 410-386-8265 Email: amarani@carrollcc.edu This Core Certificate in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and other facilities which create and or evaluate health records. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to interpret health record documentation using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and medical terminology to identify codeable diagnoses and/or procedures. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Health Info Technology Program Core Cert

 Certificate-Network Security

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Faculty Advisor: Matt Day Phone: 410-386-8022 Email: mday@carrollcc.edu Navigator: Marlene Titus Phone: 410-386-8554 Email: mtitus@carrollcc.edu The Network Security certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in computer network security and administration, computer repair and support, or related field. The program provides a well-rounded base of knowledge and skills including computer networking and network security, network analysis, computer repair and support, and operating systems. The program incorporates a combination of classroom instruction and internship opportunities to provide an effective career preparation experience.

Network Security Certificate

CYBR Elective

Take 3 additional CYBR credits.  Courses in the following subjects count toward this requirement.
  • Cyber Security*

Career Strategies

STEM Strategies

  • Share information through poster sessions, publications and presentations.
  • Get involved in student organizations in your field of interest (e.g. American Chemical Society and STEM Club).
  • Volunteer and participate in STEM programs on campus and in the community (e.g. STEM presentations to local middle schools, etc.)

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the STEM and Health Sciences Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's wokshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your program of study.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills. Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations several weeks prior to transfer deadlines.
  • Choose courses with laboratory components to build experimental and instrumentation skills.
  • Consider taking a course in grant writing.

 

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