WIP: Computer Technology

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Computer Technology

Computer Technology forms the technological infrastructure of modern commerce. It’s the driving force of every industry and permeates everyday life. The ability to combine the power of computing with the management of multimedia information is arguably the key to obtaining ascendancy in any field. Computer Technology is an ever-evolving, expanding field. The Computer Technology program will provide you with the background, knowledge, and skills you’ll need to adapt to the dynamic nature of the marketplace. 

Career Opportunities
  • Start your career in a variety of computer technology-related fields.
  • The varied array of courses in the program leads to a wide variety of fields including, hardware technician, programming, computer administration, website development and more!
  • Entry-level salaries starting at $40K+.

 

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science (AS), Computer Technology 

Plan Code: 2126 – Computer Technology major meets the needs of business minded students specializing in information systems. It provides students with a variety of technological skills students need for transfer to a 4 year university business information program. The program prepares students not only for transfer but also qualifies them for positions such as help desk technicians, computer support specialist, computer technician, and programming tester.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions.
  • Provide educational and career opportunities in the computer technology field.

Certificate of Achievement, Computer Technology

Plan Code: 3126 – The Certificate of Achievement in Computer Technology is designed to provide students with a broad base of software development skills to prepare them for software engineering and web development careers. Students gain practical skills in Java and Visual Basic programming and the development of dynamic web services. Students will also study software design, computer usage, and computer hardware to ensure broad-based competencies. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer Hardware Technician

Plan Code: 4126 – Students learn the in-demand skills for running wired and wireless networks and prepare for a career in IT.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Analyze common software and hardware problems on personal computers.
  • Distinguish and explain the introductory core computer and IT concepts and technology that are used personally, in society, in government, and business.

Course offerings

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic plannings.

Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer

COSA 2
Critical Thinking Using Computers

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COSA 50
Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications

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COSN 5
Computer Hardware Fundamentals

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COSP 7
Programming Concepts & Methodologies

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COSP 8
Visual BASIC Programming

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COSW 20
Front End Website Development

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CS 21
Introduction to Computer Science – Java

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MATH 50
Precalculus Math

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STAT 1
Elementary Statistics

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Course Descriptions

FAQ

What will I learn in this program?

Students learn the skills they need to get entry level jobs in a wide variety of fields, including, but not limited to:

  • Hardware technician
  • Programming
  • Computer administration
  • Web site development

What classes should I take to get started?

In your first semester, you should take the following courses.

Course Number Course Name Notes
COSA 50 Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications Recommended Preparation: COSA 1
COSA 2 Critical Thinking Using Computers  
STAT 1 Elementary Statistics  

 

What specific computer technology courses are required for the degrees & certificates in Computer technology?

Course Number Course Name Notes
COSA 50 Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications Recommended Preparation: COSA 1
COSN 5 Computer Hardware Fundamentals Recommended Preparation: COSA 50

 

What certifications does this program prepare me for?

Not all our classes map directly to a certificate or an industry certification but several of our classes do. Here’s a partial list:

Coure Number/Name Certifications
COSA 50
Inroduction to IT Concepts & Applications
Microsoft Office Specialist Access & Excel
COSN 5
Computer Hardware Fundamentals
CompTIA A+
COSA 1
Computer and Information Competency
Certificate of Accomplishment in Business Digital Literacy