Software Engineering Technology (SET)

Software Engineering Technology (SET)

The Software Engineering Technology degree program focuses on the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of software used in industry. Along with core math and science classes, students gain knowledge of computer operating systems and software development using various programming languages.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to enter the workforce as skilled computer programmers and systems integrators, or to continue their education in a bachelor's degree program in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science.

Although some required courses are available through evening and/or online classes, most of the Software Engineering Technology degree requirements are scheduled on Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit our Admissions Page

Software Engineering Technology (SET)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
IT 101.NET Programming 1 ( B) 233
IT 111Database Design and SQL 1 ( B) 233
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
SET 110HTML for Programmers ( B) 233
MAT 126Functions and Calculus ( G) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
Semester 2  
SET 151C Programming 1 ( B) 233
IT 112Database Design and SQL 2 ( T) 233
IT 102.NET Programming 2 ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 101
Semester 3  
SET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Software Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
IT 103.NET Programming 3 ( T) 233
IT 161Java Programming 1 ( T) 233
SET 252C Programming 2 ( T) 233
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G) 334
COMM 1XX Communication Elective (B)  303
Semester 5  
EET 101Electronic Fundamentals 1 ( T) 233
SET 253C Programming 3 ( T) 233
SET 290Software Engineering Technology Capstone ( T) 143
ECO 1XX Economics Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
SET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Software Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4512262

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Communication Elective
COMM 105Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 110Public Speaking3
Economics Elective
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

IT Courses

IT 100 Computer Programming Foundations
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental concepts related to programming. Topics include: problem solving and developmental tools, design techniques such as flow charting and pseudo coding, and testing techniques used in programming.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 or appropriate placement test scores
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IT 101 .NET Programming 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

An introduction to concepts of object-oriented software development using Visual Basic .NET. Topics include: application design methods, stages of software development, interaction with the .NET framework, and modular programming concepts utilizing procedures and functions.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 , or equivalent placement test scores
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IT 102 .NET Programming 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT 101 . Topics include: object-oriented design and implementation using the .NET framework, developing class modules, and accessing and writing to external data storage and databases using ADO.NET and SQL.
Prerequisites: IT 101 and IT 111
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IT 103 .NET Programming 3
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT 102 . Topics include: creating, debugging, and maintaining web-based database applications using the .NET framework.
Prerequisites: IT 102 and IT 111
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IT 105 Information Technology Concepts
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on information technology fundamentals. Topics include: the internet, software, hardware, input/output (I/O) and storage, operating systems, communications and networks, database management, security, system development, programming, enterprise computing, and numbering systems. The course is delivered through online instruction only.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 , or appropriate placement test scores
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IT 110 HTML with CSS and JavaScript
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on internet programming using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Topics include: HTML commands, cascading style sheets, JavaScript commands, web applications (apps), and dynamic web pages.
Prerequisites: None
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IT 111 Database Design and SQL 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamentals of relational database design and implementation using Microsoft SQL Server. Topics include: SQL Enterprise Manager, fundamentals of database design and normalization, data import and export, Structured Query Language (SQL), indexes and keys, views, and stored procedures.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 , or appropriate placement test scores
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IT 112 Database Design and SQL 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT 111 . Topics include: advanced stored procedures using transact SQL, user defined functions, triggers, user defined data types, full text searching, replication, database maintenance plans, and designing data models from abstract requirements.
Prerequisites: IT 111 (minimum grade C)
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IT 115 Operating Systems Administration 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on the Windows operating system used on PCs. Topics include Windows utilization and management, utilities, managing disks, disaster recovery, troubleshooting, user management, productivity tools, and performance issues. This course prepares students for a Microsoft Certification exam.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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IT 116 Operating Systems Administration 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT 115 . Topics include: managing software problems; managing virtualization; and client configuration, development, deployment, and security. This course prepares students for a Microsoft Certification exam.
Prerequisites: IT 115
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IT 140 PHP and MySQL
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course in PHP web programming with a MySQL database. Topics include: PHP language, syntax, variables, and forms; MySQL database design; connecting to a MySQL database using PHP; inserting, editing, and deleting MySQL data using PHP; and building dynamic web pages using PHP and MySQL.
Prerequisites: IT 101 and IT 110
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IT 150 Logistics and Distribution Technology
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on technologies and software used in supply chain management for freight, air, and maritime logistics operations. Topics include: barcodes, RFID, Wi-Fi tags, logistics and inventory software, high frequency tracking, and passive/active tracking.
Prerequisites: SCM 105
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IT 161 Java Programming 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamentals of the Java programming language. Topics include: data types, variables, basic command line input/output, decisions, loops, procedures, string manipulation, arrays, object-oriented development, event programming, and database programming.
Prerequisites: IT 101
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IT 162 Java Programming 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT 161 . Topics include: Java Server Pages (JSP) and complex database applications using Java and JSP.
Prerequisites: IT 161
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IT 210 System Design and Implementation
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on methodologies and techniques of the system development life cycle. Topics include: system design, project management for IT, system implementation, programming design, and system testing techniques.
Prerequisites: BPA 130
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IT 215 Scripting
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on task automation and configuration management using Microsoft PowerShell programming language. Topics include: modifying existing PowerShell scripts, and creating new scripts to automate common tasks.
Prerequisites: NETB 155
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IT 220 Emerging Topics in Computer Software Development
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on current topics related to Computer Software Development such as data reporting, XML, and other new concerns.
Prerequisites: IT 101 , IT 110 , IT 111
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SET Courses

SET 110 HTML for Programmers
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on client-side web development from a programmer's perspective. Topics include: HTML, JavaScript, cascading style sheets (CSS), the document object model (DOM), dynamic HTML (DHTML), and regular expressions.
Prerequisites: None
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SET 151 C Programming 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamentals of the C computer programming language. Topics include: decision statements, loops, functions, arrays, strings, structures, pointers, and dynamic memory allocation.
Prerequisites: IT 101
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SET 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Software Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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SET 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Software Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: SET 191
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SET 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Software Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: SET 192
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SET 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Software Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fourth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: SET 193
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SET 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Software Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fifth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: SET 194
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SET 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Software Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their sixth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: SET 195
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SET 198 First Year Special Topics in Software Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Software Engineering Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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SET 199 First Year Independent Project in Software Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Software Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Software Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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SET 252 C Programming 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of SET 151 , using the C++ computer programming language. Topics include: classes, object-oriented programming techniques, polymorphism, inheritance, encapsulation, pointers, memory management, overloading, templates, and advanced data structures.
Prerequisites: SET 151
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SET 253 C Programming 3
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of SET 252 , using the C# computer programming language. Topics include: program design, database programming techniques using stored procedures, and views with SQL Server.
Prerequisites: IT 111 and SET 252
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SET 290 Software Engineering Technology Capstone
3 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 4 Lab Hours.

Students apply their programming and database skills to complete a software application.
Prerequisites: IT 103 and IT 111 and SET 252
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SET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Software Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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SET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Software Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: SET 291
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SET 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Software Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: SET 292
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SET 294 Internship 1: Software Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CIT 190
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SET 295 Internship 2: Software Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: SET 294
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SET 298 Second Year Special Topics in Software Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Software Engineering Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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SET 299 Second Year Independent Project in Software Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Software Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Software Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Robert Nields, MBA
robert.nields@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Professor Noelle Grome, ME, MA
noelle.grome@cincinnatistate.edu