Bristol Community College Articulation Agreement:
The CIS curriculum is aligned with Bristol Community College’s Computer Information Sytem and Office Administration Departments. Students who complete their shop work with an average of B or higher will earn BCC college credits should they decide BCC.
Articulations are in place for:
|Course Name/Number of Credits
|Intro to Applications 3.0
|Advanced Application 3.0
|Business Creativity 3.0
|Internet User/Developer 3.0
|Visual Basic Programming 3.0
|Adobe PhotoShop 1.0
|Adobe InDesign 1.0
|Intro to Keyboarding and Word Processing 3.0
|Intro to MS Office 3.0
|Advanced MS Office 3.0
New England Institute of Technology Articulation Agreement:
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School and New England Institute of Technology have entered into a course waiver credit Articulation Agreement.
Based upon mutual concern for the needs of students pursuing several programs, an effort has been made to provide a continuing articulated program that builds on past learning experience and eliminates duplication of instruction. Following discussion and exchange of course materials between the faculties of the two institutions, forty-three (43) credits were mutually subscribed to Old Colony students in the Program & Information Systems and Office Administration programs.
Students entering into the Information Technology Associate Degree Program at NEIT shall be awarded up to twenty-three (23) quarter credit hours from the following courses:
|IT110 Computer Concepts
|NE120 Windows Networking Essentials
|SE110 Programming Essentials
|SE120 Intermediate Programming
Also, students entering the Computerized Business Management Technology Associate Degree Program at NEIT shall be entitled to an award of up to twenty (20) quarter credit hours from the following courses:
|CBM110 Word Processing I
|CBM113 Introduction to Computers
|CBM121 Word Processing II
|CBM127 Accounting I
|CBM134 Office Administration
|CBM 140 Introduction to Business
All applicants who request to receive recognition for competencies attained at the secondary level must meet all college admissions requirements and be an enrolled student in good standing at the college.
Career Outlook & Computer Info Tech Career Opportunities
Jobs are predicted to have a 10-35% growth rate through 2010. This increase will result from rapid growth in services industries (business, legal and medical). Opportunities should be best for persons with a wide range of technical skills. *
Occupations include: Customer Service Representative, Office Assistant/Manager, Receptionist, and Secretary.
Employment of programmers is expected to grow approximately 10% through the year 2014. Sophisticated computer software now has the capability to write basic code, eliminating the need for many programmers to do this routine work. Nevertheless, employers will continue to need programmers who have strong technical skills and who understand an employer’s business and its programming requirements. This means that programmers will have to keep abreast of changing programming languages and techniques. Given the importance of networking and the expansion of client/server, Web-based, and wireless environments, organizations will look for programmers who can support data communications and help implement electronic commerce and intranet strategies.*
Demand for programmers with strong object-oriented programming capabilities and technical specialization in areas such as client/server programming, wireless applicat ions, multimedia technology, and graphic user interface likely will stem from the expansion of intranets, extranets, and Internet applications. Programmers also will be needed to create and maintain expert systems and embed these technologies in more products. Finally, a growing emphasis on cybersecurity will lead to increased demand for programmers who are familiar with digital security issues and skilled in using appropriate security technology.*
Related occupations include: Software Engineers, Systems Analysts, Information Systems Managers and Software Publishers.
Computer Information Systems Specialist
Jobs are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2000-2010 period. Job growth will continue to be driven by rapid gains in computer and data processing services, which is projected to be the fastest growing industry in the U.S. economy. Computer information systems specialists provide technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and other users.*
Occupations include: Technical Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician and Network Administrator.
Web Design/Development & Internet Technologies
Jobs are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2000-2010 period. Job growth will continue to be driven by rapid gains in computer and data processing services, which is projected to be the fastest growing industry in the U.S. economy. The expanding integration of Internet technologies by businesses has resulted in a growing need for specialists who can develop and support Internet and intranet applications. The growth of electronic commerce means that more establishments use the Internet to conduct their business online.*
Occupations include: Website Design, Development and Maintenance, and Digital Media Specialist.
US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook