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Computer Support Specialist

Program Description: The Computer Information Systems – Computer Support Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as computer support specialist.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will design and configure a new desktop computer.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.  Click for Entrance Scores.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Computer Support Specialist, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 62 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

  

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. General Core Courses 15
 
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
 
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
 
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
    Required Course(s):
    One Mathematics Course
 
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
 
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor) 3
 
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
 
2. Occupational Courses (47 hours)
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
  CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance 4
  CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
  CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  CIST 2921 IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management 4
  XXXX xxxx CIST Database Elective 4
  XXXX xxxx Guided Office Productivity Course 3
  XXXX xxxx CIST Electives 12
  XXXX xxxx CIST Operating System Course 3
  and one of the following (4 hours)
    CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
    CIST 2441 Networking for Home and Small Businesses 4
    CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
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