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Computer Support Specialist Degree CS23

The 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.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Present official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores.
  2. Be at least 16 years old.
  3. Present appropriate test scores, or present an official transcript documenting college level English and mathematics with grades of "C" or better.
  4. No special admission allowed in the program.

Curriculum Outline

(63 Credit Hours)

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Hrs

SEMN1000 - First Semester Seminar

 

1

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

 

3

MAT 1100 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

or

MAT 1101 - Mathematical Modeling

or

MAT 1111 - College Algebra

3

 

(3)

 

(3)

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

 

3

CIST 1001 - Computer Concepts

 

 

4

SECOND SEMESTER

 

Hrs

CIST 1305 - Program Design and Development

3

CIST 1130 - Computer Operating Systems Course

3

XXXX xxxx - Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

 

XXXX xxxx - Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective

 

3

THIRD SEMESTER

 

Hrs

XXXX xxxx - General Core Elective

 

3

CIST 1122 - Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 2127 - Comprehensive Word Processing Techniques

3

CIST 2129 - Comprehensive Database Techniques

 

 

4

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

Hrs

CIST 1401 - Computer Networking Fundamentals

or

CIST 2441 - Cisco Networking for Home and Small Businesses

 

 

4

 

(4)

 

 

CIST 1601 - Information Security Fundamentals

3

XXXX xxxx - CIST Elective

 

 

 

4

FIFTH SEMESTER

 

Hrs

CIST 2921 - IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management

4

XXXX xxxx - CIST Elective

 

 

 

4

XXXX xxxx - CIST Elective

 

 

 

4

CIST ELECTIVE OPTIONS

Hrs

CIST 2128 - Advanced Spreadsheets

3

CIST 2411 - Microsoft Client

4

CIST 2412 - Microsoft Server Directory Services

4

CIST 2413 - Microsoft Server Infrastructure

4

CIST 2414 - Microsoft Server Administrator

4

 

CIST 2441 - Cisco Networking for Home and Small Business

 

4

 

CIST 2442 - Cisco Working at a Small to Medium Business or ISP 

 

4

CIST 2443 - Cisco Routing and Switching

4

CIST 2444 - Cisco Designing and Supporting Computer Networks

4

GENERAL CORE ELECTIVE OPTIONS

Hrs

ARTS 1101 - Art Appreciation

3

MUSC 1101 - Music Appreciation

3

PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking

3

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