Software Engineering Technology Major (SET)

Computer Programming and Database Management - Software Engineering Technology Major (SET)

The Computer Programming and Database Management - Software Engineering Technology Major (SET) focuses on the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of software used in a variety of industries.

Students gain knowledge of computer operating systems and software development using several programming languages, and select a technical concentration to enhance their technical skills. Students also gain knowledge of core math and science concepts and skills.

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

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

For more information, please contact the Engineering and Information Technologies Division at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

Computer Programming and Database Management - Software Engineering Technology Major (SET)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective (G)  303
IT 100Computer Programming Foundations ( B) 233
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
Semester 2  
IT 101Programming 1 ( B) 233
IT 111Database Design and SQL 1 ( B) 233
XXX XXX Software Engineering Technology Elective 1 (B)  334
CPDM 210System Analysis and Design ( T) 233
Semester 3  
IT 102Programming 2 ( T) 233
CPDM 120Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming using Python ( T) 233
XXX XXX Software Engineering Technology Elective 2 (B)  334
ECO 1XX Economics Elective (G)  303
Semester 4  
XXX XXX Experiential Learning Elective 1 (T)  1402
XXX XXX Technical Concentration Elective 1 (T)  233
XXX XXX Technical Track Elective 1 (T)  233
Semester 5  
XXX XXX Software Engineering Technology Elective 3 (B)  334
XXX XXX Technical Concentration Elective 2 (T)  233
XXX XXX Technical Track Elective 2 (T)  233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
XXX XXX Experiential Learning Elective 2 (T)  1402
CPDM 290Computer Programming and Database Management Capstone ( T) 233
Total Credits:  4912265

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Success Strategies: Overview1
FYE 105College Success Strategies: Overview and Application2
FYE 110College Success Strategies: Practice and Application3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 124Applied Algebra and Geometry4
MAT 125Algebra and Trigonometry4
MAT 131Statistics 13
MAT 151College Algebra4
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
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130
Economics Elective
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
Experiential Learning Electives (Choose courses from 1 experiential learning group)
Cooperative Education Experiential Learning
CPDM 190Cooperative Education Preparation: Computer Programming and Database Management1
CPDM 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Programming and Database Management2
CPDM 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Programming and Database Management2
Project-Based Experiential Learning
CPDM 296Project-Based Learning 1 2
CPDM 297Project-Based Learning 22
Software Engineering Technology Electives (Choose 3 courses)
BIO 131Biology 15
CHE 110Fundamentals of Chemistry4
CHE 111Bio-Organic Chemistry4
MAT 126Functions and Calculus4
MAT 251Calculus 15
MAT 252Calculus 25
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 152Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
Technical Concentration Electives (Choose 1 concentration)
C Programmer Concentration
SET 151C Programming 1 (T)3
SET 252C Programming 2 (T)3
Java Programmer Concentration
IT 161Java Programming 1 (T)3
IT 262Java Programming 2 (T)3
Web Programmer Concentration
IT 117Web Application Development 1 (T)3
IT 218Web Application Development 2 (T)3
Technical Track Electives (Choose 1 track)
C Programming Track
SET 151C Programming 1 (T)3
SET 252C Programming 2 (T)3
Java Programming Track
IT 161Java Programming 1 (T)3
IT 262Java Programming 2 (T)3
Web Programming Track
IT 117Web Application Development 1 (T)3
IT 218Web Application Development 2 (T)3
IBMi Powersystem Track
CPDM 211Business Application Development 1: RPGLE/DB2 (T)4
CPDM 212Business Application Development 2: RPGLE/DB2 (T)4
Mobile Application Track
CPDM 230Mobile Application Development (T)4
CPDM 240Emerging Technologies: Web and Mobile Applications (T)4
Computer Networking Track
NETC 121Network Communications 1 (T)3
NETC 122Network Communications 2 (T)3
Database Analytics Track
IT 112Database Design and Management (T)3
IT 212Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Reporting (T)3
Game Development Track
CPDM 250Game Design and Society (T)3
CPDM 255Web Game Development (T)3

Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number-- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

  • This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
  • The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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

Computer Programming and Database Management (CIS, CSD, SET)

  • Ability to collect, disseminate, analyze, and apply the requirements for a specific software development project.
  • Ability to write, test, and maintain software applications utilizing current and relevant programming languages.
  • Ability to design and implement a normalized relational database(s) to meet the needs of the software development project.
  • Ability to effectively utilize databases and database management systems to organize, store, and retrieve data for use in application software.
  • Ability to create application software that is intuitive for a wide range of users.
  • Ability to effectively articulate ideas, recommendations, and solutions.
  • Ability to lead and/or participate effectively in teams.
  • Ability to utilize appropriate resources to broaden individual knowledge and to apply the industry’s latest development tools, techniques, and standards. 

IT Courses

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

A course on fundamental concepts related to computer programming. Topics include: problem solving and developmental tools, design techniques such as flow charting and pseudo coding, and testing techniques used in programming.
Prerequisites: ENG 085 and MAT 093, or appropriate placements
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IT 101 Programming 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

An introduction to software development. Topics include: application design methods, application testing methods, the sequential structure of programming, the conditional structure of programming, variables, and modular programming concepts using procedures and functions.
Prerequisites: ENG 085 and MAT 093, or appropriate placements
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IT 102 Programming 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT 101. Topics include: the iterative programming structure, database programming, array processing, and string manipulation techniques.
Prerequisites: IT 101 and IT 111 (minimum grade C for both)
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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: ENG 085 and MAT 093, or appropriate placements
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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: ENG 085 and MAT 093, or appropriate placements
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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: ENG 085 or appropriate placement
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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 (minimum grade C)
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IT 117 Web Application Development 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamentals of web-based application development. Topics include: current front-end and back-end technologies used to develop business-related applications, and understanding infrastructure to support application development.
Prerequisites: IT 102 and CPDM 120 (minimum grade C for both)
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IT 118 Web Application Development 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT-117. Topics include: using current front-end and back-end technologies to develop business-related applications.
Prerequisites: IT 117
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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, radio-frequency identification (RFID), Wi-Fi tags, logistics and inventory software, high frequency tracking, and passive/active tracking.
Prerequisites: None
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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: CPDM 120 and IT 102 (minimum grade C for both)
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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 212 Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Reporting
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on concepts, technologies, and techniques used to effectively consolidate, arrange, and analyze large amounts of data. Topics include: decision support systems, data mining, and how to derive business value from large amounts of data.
Prerequisites: IT 112
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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 218 Web Application Development 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT 117. Topics include advanced front-end and back-end processing to develop advanced web-based applications.
Prerequisites: IT 117
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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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IT 262 Java Programming 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of IT 161, with focus on completing complex projects using Java and associated technologies.
Prerequisites: IT 161
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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 102 and CPDM 120 (minimum grade C for both)
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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 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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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Robert (Bob) Nields, MBA
robert.nields@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Noelle Grome, MEd, MA
noelle.grome@cincinnatistate.edu

Advisors

Wendy Steinberg, MS
wendy.steinberg@cincinnatistate.edu

Carole Womeldorf, PhD
carole.womeldorf@cincinnatistate.edu