Computer Support Specialist Degree

Offered At the following campus locations
Program Overview

The Computer Support Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide student 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 Requirements

Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission. Age: 16 years or older Placement: Achievement of appropriate scores on the college's placement test or submission of acceptable SAT or ACT scores. Provisional Admission accepted.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
GENERAL CORE COURSES
Language Arts
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Humanities (choose ONE class)
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
Math
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
OR
MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
Social Sciences (choose ONE class)
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Choose ONE class form the following not previously taken:
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics 3
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
HIST 2112 US History II 3
MATH 1112 College Trigonometry 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
PHSC 1111 Physical Science 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
CIST xxxx Operating Systems Course 3
Select one Networking course:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
OR
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
CIST xxxx Database Elective Course 4
CIST xxxx Guided Office Productivity Application Course 3
CIST xxxx CIS Elective 12
CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance 4
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 2921 IT Analysis Design & Proj Manage 4
*62 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation