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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 1112Command Line1
Data Security Awareness1
Unix Operating System3
PC Maintenance and Repair3
Introduction to Networking3
General Education  Electives (MATH 0098 Or ENGL 0090 If Needed) 3
Credits Fall - Year 114
Spring - Year 1
Operating Systems3
PC Maintenance and Repair II3
Introduction to Information Security3
Information Technology Customer Service2
Composition I 3
Technical Electives 3
Credits Spring - Year 117
Fall - Year 2
Routers and Switches3
Windows Client/Server Administration4
General Education Credits6
Technical Electives
Credits Fall - Year 116
Spring - Year 2
Fundamentals of Wireless Networking3
CST 2900Computer Technology Capstone2
General Education Electives3
Technical Electives5
Credits Spring - Year 213

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 7/25/13