West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Computer Information Technology 2+2 (Transfer to Wheeling Jesuit University)

Computer Information Technology 2+2

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Transfer to Wheeling Jesuit University

Note: The “2+2” term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an Associate degree at one institution and finishes a Bachelor degree at another institution. Due to individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for transitional education coursework. scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete these degrees in 2 (Associate) or 4 (Bachelor) years. The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in 4 years.

Further, 2+2 articulation agreements contain very specific requirements which have been agreed upon and approved by the administration and faculty at both institutions. Because of this, petitions for course substitutions will not usually be considered or approved to allow a student to graduate under a 2+2 program.

Students are encouraged to meet with a member of the Computer Science faculty at WJU early in their program of study at WVNCC to obtain information and counseling concerning the CSC program.

Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the additional credit hours required at Wheeling Jesuit University, they will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to WJU need to have an overall grade point average of 2.3 and meet other program admissions requirements of WJU to be eligible under the 2+2 program.*

Students successfully completing and receiving an AAS degree under the 2+2 agreement with WJU in Computer Information Technology should be able to:

  • Use structured programming techniques in a high-level programming language
  • Use HTML and ASP to design, create, test, and document Web pages and applications.
  • Understand basic components of PC networks and operating systems
  • Design, code, test and document business related programs
  • Understand and use data structures, information storage and retrieval in computer programs
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the 2+2 Associate in Applied Science degree
  • Utilize critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the profession

*Although a cumulative GPA of 2.0 meets requirements for graduation at WVNCC, students who do not meet the GPA (or other special) requirements at the transfer institution for admission to this baccalaureate program may not be admitted to the program until they are able to meet those requirements. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution early in their program to check on this, and other requirements for admission to the baccalaureate program.


First Year – Fall Semester - Cr. Hrs.
HUM Humanities Core Requirements (Fine Arts) ** - 3
CIT 187 HMTL/CSS - 3
CIT 232 Introduction to Program Logic and Java - 3
ENG 101 College Composition I - 3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology - 3

First Year – Spring Semester - Cr. Hrs.
CIT 176 Visual Basic Programming - 3
CIT 272 Object Oriented Programming/
Data Structures - 3
CIT 112 Access - 3
ENG 102 College Composition II - 3
GSC 100 Science in the Contemporary World - 4

Second Year – Fall Semester - Cr. Hrs.
CIT Restricted Elective + - 3(4)
CIT 237 Advanced Database Programming - 3
ENG Core Requirement* - 3
MATH 110 Pre-Calculus Mathematics - 5

Second Year – Spring Semester - Cr. Hrs.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology - 4
HIST Humanities Core (History)*** - 3
MATH 279 Calculus I - 5
SS 255 The Global Community - 3

Total Hours in Program – 60-61
* Choose from: ENG 200, 201, 210 or 211.
** Choose from: ART 150 or MUS 105.
***Choose from: HIST 110 or 111
+ CIT restricted elective should be chosen from CIT 142, CIT 215,
CIT 241 or CIT 254.
Note: Wheeling Jesuit University requires a 2.3 GPA for transfer students.


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