Computer Support Specialist Associate Degree – CS23

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.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills70COMPASS – Writing62
Reading Comp.64Reading 79
Elem. Algebra57Algebra37

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 62

Computer Support Specialist Associate Degree Curriculum Essential Courses

General Education Core Courses 15 credits

Contact program advisor for program-specific courses, and see course options for each Area.

Area I - Language Arts/Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

XXXX xxxxSocial/Behavioral Science course

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts course

3

Program-Specific Gen. Ed. Course Requirements (3)

An additional 3 cr. must be taken from Area I, II, III or IV

Occupational Courses 47 credits

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts

3

CIST 1305Program Design and Development

3

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals

3

CIST 2921IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management

4

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

4

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

4

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

4

Select one of two courses below for Database for a min. of 4 cr.:

CIST 2129Comprehensive Database Techniques

4

CIST 1220Structured Query Language (SQL)

4

Select one of three courses below for Guided Office Productivity Course for a min. of 3 cr.:

CIST 2127Comprehensive Word Processing Techniques

3

CIST 2128Comprehensive Spreadsheet Techniques

3

Select one of two courses below for Introductory-Level Networking Class for a min. of 4 cr.:

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals

4

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks- CISCO

4