A more general IT course would be better as a requirement. It could cover the relationship between clients and servers/clouds, what an OS is and isn't, normalization and data relationships (one-to-many, many-to-many, etc.), pro's and con's of different kinds of data keys/id's, encryption techniques, etc.
They will likely need to know a bit about such in the work-place even if they are not a coder. Coding is only one aspect of IT.
It's better 100% of students are slightly less naive about general IT which at least 90% will use at work, compared to 100% prepared for a career in coding that only 3% will end up in. It's not a logical use of school resources and time to put a coding class over an IT class.