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The Associate of Applied Business in Computer Technology provides students with a core consisting of programming, operating systems and networks, Web site development and workgroup productivity technologies. Students may choose from concentrations in specific areas including applications development, Internet/multimedia, and network technologies. These concentrations allow students to focus their studies and begin to prepare for various professional certifications. There is also a general concentration that prepares students for positions in small- and medium-sized organizations that require computer staff to perform a wide variety of technical duties. In addition, the concentrations may articulate fully or in part with concentrations in the
Computer support specialists held about 565,700 jobs in 2008. Although they worked in a wide range of industries, about 18 percent were employed in the computer systems design and related services industry. Substantial numbers of these workers were also employed in administrative and support services companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies, educational institutions, software publishers, telecommunications organizations and healthcare organizations.
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Minimum 63-64 credit hours, dependent upon concentration chosen. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Define basic IT terms and explain fundamental IT concepts.
2. Describe basic program control mechanisms: sequence, branching, encapsulation, polymorphism.
3. Research current career requirements that are vital for a degreed applicant --create well-written documents, data bases, and spreadsheets;communicate through computer networks and electronic mail; plan, design and produce HTML/web documents to be posted on the Internet
4. Use a variety of search strategies to retrieve information and use networks to access information (on-line databases, libraries and electronic bulletin boards)
5. Demonstrate a set of end user skills that will enable them to control their desktop computing environment for maximized productivity
6. Demonstrate the ability to write, test and debug application programs using current programming languages.
7. Apply troubleshooting procedures to correctly identify the defective component, when presented with a personal computer that has a defective component.
8. Use computer technology and software for purposes of defining problems, gathering information, analyzing data and information, and interpreting and generalizing results.
9. Demonstrate the ability to install necessary hardware and software, in order to effectively create and use a computer network. When necessary, this will include locating and downloading required patches and service packs.
10. Produce written technical reports.
11. Give oral presentations on technical subjects ...and demonstrate competence using appropriate software for the creation & use of support materials (e.g., slides, documents, websites, sound, video etc...).
12. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical computing.
13. Transfer computer skills learned from one activity to a different activity.
14. Know how to access and use online documentation, tutorials and other resources.
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