Academic Programs

Computer Support Technician, A.A.S.


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Computer support technicians solve software and hardware problems, set up computer systems, install new software and hardware, train users, and maintain networks. Support technicians may work directly with computer users in person or provide support over the phone through a help desk. This major provides hands-on training in computer operating system operation, the use of application software, network administration and installation, software installation and removal, computer maintenance and repair, hardware installation, and help desk skills. This training provides the students with practical knowledge needed to solve computer problems.

Accuplacer test scores determine placement in Math and English courses.
  Fall - Year 1  
CST 1112 Command Line 1
Data Security Awareness 1
Unix Operating System 3
PC Maintenance and Repair Hardware 3
Introduction to Networking 3
  General Education  Electives
  Credits Fall - Year 1 14
  Spring - Year 1  
Operating Systems 3
PC Maintenance and Repair Software 3
Introduction to Information Security 3
Information Technology Customer Service 2
Composition I 3
  Technical Electives 3
  Credits Spring - Year 1 17
  Fall - Year 2  
Routers and Switches 3
Windows Client/Server Administration 4
  General Education Credits 6
  Technical Electives
  Credits Fall - Year 1 16
  Spring - Year 2  
Fundamentals of Wireless Networking 3
CST 2900 Computer Technology Capstone 2
  General Education Electives 3
  Technical Electives 5
  Credits Spring - Year 2 13

General Education Electives in three additional areas of the curriculum as outlined in the college catalog.

Technical Electives approved by the advisor in one or more of the following areas:  ACCT, ADSA, CSCI, CST, BUS, RNEW, ROBT.

Updated: si 10/9/15