CFCC plans to introduce the computer technology integration program in fall 2014. The program will combine the college's current computer information technology and computer engineering technology programs. It will prepare students for jobs as computer programmers, software developers or support technicians.
Combining the programs will help students who know they're interested in computers but are unsure what they'd like to specialize in, said
Students can specialize in seven different areas, including information technology, software development and information systems security.
Students must take at least five general education courses and 72 total hours of classes to complete the two-year program.
Students who are already in either program can finish out what they're working toward or move to the new merged curriculum. Since the new program is a combination of two existing ones, the college also won't have to purchase new equipment or hire new faculty, Lee said.
"It's going to generate a lot of excitement, a lot of interest, and it's not going to cost us anything," she said.
The program will now go before the state
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