Computer Support Specialist

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Program Overview

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.

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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. Compass - writing 32, reading 70, math 26, or Asset - writing 37, reading 38, math 35 or SAT scores of 430 critical reading and 400 math or ACT scores of 13 reading, 12 English, and 17 math. Provisional Admission accepted.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
GENERAL CORE COURSES
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
CIST xxxx Operating Systems Course 3
CIST xxxx Database Elective Course 4
CIST xxxx Guided Office Productivity Application Course 3
CIST xxxx CIS Elective 12
CIST xxxx Introductory Networking course 4
Select one Networking course:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 2441 Network Home & Small Business 4
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
AND
CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance 4
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 2921 IT Analysis Design & Proj Manage 4
Students must complete the required number of Occupational Elective credit hours.
OCCUPATIONAL ELECTIVE COURSES
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1102 Keyboarding 3
CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance 4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 2122 A+ Preparation 3
CIST 2127 Comprehensive Word Proc Tech 3
CIST 2128 Comprehensive Sprsheet Tech 3
CIST 2129 Comprehensive Database Techniques 4
CIST 2411 Microsoft Client 4
CIST 2412 Microsoft Server Dir Srvcs 4
CIST 2413 Microsoft Server Infrastr 4
CIST 2414 Microserver Admin. 4
CIST 2441 Network Home & Small Business 4
CIST 2442 Working at Sm/Med Business or ISP 4
CIST 2443 Cisco Routing and Switching 4
CIST 2444 Design & Support Comp Networks 4
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
CIST 2452 Cisco Rt Protocols & Concepts 4
CIST 2453 Cisco LAN Switching & Wireless 4
CIST 2454 Cisco Accessing the WAN 4
CIST 2455 Cisco CCNA Security 4
CIST 2921 IT Analysis Design & Proj Manage 4