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A.A.S., Major in Computer Technology

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Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages.

The Programming concentration in Computer Technology includes elective courses in Visual Basic, C++, JAVA and database platforms. Students will also gain knowledge in the use of computer operating systems, applications and network maintenance.

The Network coursework focuses on elective courses in administration of both Microsoft and UNIX based operating systems. PC repair and wide area network courses are also examined. Students gain experience in Visual Basic and Internet programming as well as today's popular desktop applications.

The Internet coursework prepares students to become website designers and application developers. Students learn to use state-of-the-art technology in computer graphics and website design.

The Information Technology concentration is only offered in the evenings. This gives students that are currently working during the day the opportunity to study in the evenings. A wide range of courses allows students to understand all aspects of computer technology.

To complete the student's preparation for entry-level programming positions, some general studies courses are also required.

Program Location: Greenwood, Newberry (Information Technology Concentration)

Contact: Coronicca Oliver

Concentrations:

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Information Technology Concentration

Evening Program, Day Program in Newberry

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
CPT 114 Computers and Programming 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 207 Complex Computer Applications 3.0
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3.0
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3.0
IST 272 Relational Database 3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 186 Visual Basic.NET I 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
  Elective Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
IST 150 Project Management for IT Professionals 3.0
IST 209 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 3.0
IST 256 LAN Desktop Technologies 3.0
CPT 286 Visual Basic. NET II 3.0
     
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 267 Technical Support Concepts 3.0
IST 270 Client/Server Systems 3.0
CPT 242 Advanced Database 3.0
IST 226 Internet Programming 3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3.0
     
Total Credit Hours: 72.0

 

Network Concentration

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
CPT 114 Computers and Programming 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 207 Complex Computer Applications 3.0
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3.0
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3.0
IST 272 Relational Database 3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 186 Visual Basic.NET I 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
  Elective Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
IST 150 Project Management for IT Professionals 3.0
IST 209 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 3.0
IST 256 LAN Desktop Technologies 3.0
IST 257 LAN Network Server Technology 3.0
     
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 267 Technical Support Concepts 3.0
IST 270 Client/Server Systems 3.0
IST 241 Network Architecture I 3.0
CPT 242 Advanced Database 3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
     
Total Credit Hours: 72.0

Programming Concentration

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
CPT 114 Computers and Programming 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 207 Complex Computer Applications 3.0
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3.0
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3.0
IST 272 Relational Database 3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 186 Visual Basic.NET I 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
  Elective Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 232 C++ Programming 3.0
CPT 286 Visual Basic.NET II 3.0
IST 226 Internet Programming 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
     
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 188 Mobile App Development 3.0
CPT 236 Introduction to JAVA Programming 3.0
CPT 242 Advanced Database 3.0
CPT 267 Technical Support Concepts 3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 237 Advanced JAVA Programming 3.0
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3.0
     
Total Credit Hours: 72.0

Updated 4/23/2014

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement –The Computer Technology program prepares students for a variety of positions within the technology field. Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages. There are 3 AS areas of concentration: Programming, Networking, and Internet. There are 2 certificates: Internet and PC Technician.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1.  Demonstrate the ability to use logical design techniques in creating programs and systems

2.  Recognize and describe the personal computer hardware components

3.  Install, configure and upgrade personal computer operating systems

4.  Apply basic computer literacy concepts

5.  Plan, design and construct a working computer network including appropriate Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) connections and protocols

6.  Demonstrate the ability to organize data using current computer technology 

 

Advisement Information

  • Students may start in any term.

  • Courses are offered during the day (Programming and Networking concentrations) and at night for the Information Technology concentration.
  • The Information Technology Concentration is now offered during the day at the Newberry campus.

  • Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 will use Office 2013.
  • RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.

  • All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for mylabsplus, an online course management system.  All AOT and Business students taking CPT 172, CPT 274, AOT 165 and/or IST 281 will purchase a textbook for each class. All textbooks are packaged with an access code.  Each access code is valid for 6 months from the date it is first used. Students are highly recommended to have off-campus access to a computer with Internet capability.

  • Some courses are offered online.

  • Students have three options for a major in Computer Technology: Programming (CTP3), Network Administration (CTN3), and Information Technology (CTT3) .

  • Students majoring in the Network concentration will also receive the PC Technician certificate (PCS7).

  • College policy states that computer coursework is valid for 8 years.

 

 

Advisement Information updated 6/11/2014