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Computer Science Data Center OSA

Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of courses designed to provide entry-level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe. This OSA prepares students for information technology jobs and prepares students for capstone industry certification exams. Continuing Education offers a non-credit pathway of mirrored courses for this OSA.


  • Degree Type: None Awarded
  • Required courses may be available online
  • TSI: Not Required


This program leads to the Data Center Certificate. Contact the Continuing Education Office at 903-675-6212 or email

 Courses Required

Introduction of database theory and practical application. Includes techniques for planning, designing, and designing a database and procedures pertaining to queries, reports, control, and security of the database. Hands-on experience will be provided using appropriate application software. Lab fee.

Introduction to the analysis and utilization of data requirements and organization into normalized tables using the four normal forms of database design. Lab fee.

Introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming and provides a comprehensive introduction to programming for computer science and technology majors. Topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. This course assumes computer literacy. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.) Lab fee.

Skill development in web programming including mark-up and scripting languages. Lab fee.


Posted Date:
2/10/2021 10:32:30 AM