Computer Technology (A.A.S.)

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 Cybersecurity concentration will provide students with the concepts and skills of the fast growing field of cybersecurity, including security of systems and infrastructure in business and industry. Students will learn how to protect networks and defend information systems from attack.

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

Concentrations:

Required Courses

Cybersecurity Concentration

 

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
  Elective Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
     
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
CPT 186 Visual Basic.NET I 3.0
CPT 207 Complex Computer Applications 3.0
CPT 242 Database 3.0
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3.0
CPT 267 Technical Support Concepts 3.0
     
Subtotal 18.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3.0
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 257 LAN Network Server Technology 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
IST 253 LAN Service and Support 3.0
IST 256 LAN Desktop Technologies 3.0
IST 268 Computer Forensics 3.0
IST 269 Digital Forensics 3.0
IST 293 IT and Data Assurance I 3.0
IST 294 IT and Data Assurance II 3.0
     
Subtotal   30.0
Total Credit Hours 63.0

 

Network Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
  Elective Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
     
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
CPT 186 Visual Basic.NET I 3.0
CPT 207 Complex Computer Applications 3.0
CPT 242 Database 3.0
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3.0
CPT 267 Technical Support Concepts 3.0
     
Subtotal 18.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3.0
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
IST 150 Project Management for IT Professionals 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
IST 241 Network Architecture I. 3.0
IST 253 LAN Service and Support 3.0
IST 256 LAN Desktop Technologies 3.0
IST 257 LAN Network Server Technology 3.0
IST 270 Client/Server Systems 3.0
     
Subtotal   30.0
Total Credit Hours 63.0

Programming Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
  Elective Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
     
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
CPT 186 Visual Basic.NET I 3.0
CPT 207 Complex Computer Applications 3.0
CPT 242 Database 3.0
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3.0
CPT 267 Technical Support Concepts 3.0
     
Subtotal 18.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
CPT 188 Mobile App Development 3.0
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3.0
CPT 232 C++ Programming I 3.0
CPT 236 Introduction to Java Programming 3.0
CPT 237 Advanced Java Programming 3.0
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
CPT 286 Visual Basic.net II 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
IST 226 Internet Programming 3.0
     
Subtotal   30.0
Total Credit Hours 63.0

Updated 3/24/2017

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 Cybersecurity. There is 1 certificate: 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

Program notes

  • Students have three options for a major in Computer Technology:Programming (CTP3), Network Administration (CTN3), and Cybersecurity (CTC3).

  • Students may start this program in any term, and this program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Some courses are offered online.

  • Program courses are offered during the day for the Programming, Networking and Cybersecurity concentrations.

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

  • Students currently enrolled in the Information Technology concentration may either complete this degree or change to another concentration. No new students will be enrolled in the Information Technology major.

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

Notes about individual classes

  • The first English required for this program is ENG 101. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 101.

  • The math required for this program is MAT 155. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: MAT 032/012 > MAT 155.

  • If students need developmental or transitional classes, they should be taken first.

  • Information about CPT 101: CPT 101 uses Office 2016. CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system that is used for CPT 101. The CPT 101 access code is good for six months. RDG 100 or RWR 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101.
     

Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plan

Computer Technology - Cybersecurity (CTC3) - Fall Start
Computer Technology - Cybersecurity (CTC3) - Spring Start
Computer Technology - Cybersecurity (CTC3) - Summer Start

Computer Technology - Networking (CTN3) - Fall Start
Computer Technology - Networking (CTN3) - Spring Start
Computer Technology - Networking (CTN3) - Summer Start

Computer Technology - Programming (CTP3) - Fall Start
Computer Technology - Programming (CTP3) - Spring Start
Computer Technology - Programming (CTP3) - Summer Start

Contacts

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 9/18/2017.