This curriculum prepares students for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. It provides hands-on experience that allows students to implement, support, and customize industry-standard computer information technology. Coursework includes computer systems terminology and operations, logic, operating systems, database, data communications, networking, hardware and troubleshooting, graphics, multimedia, web design, and office applications support.
The program is broad-based and flexible, with a variety of elective specializations available. Depending on the support roles the student desires, certifications and electives will train the student to work in Hardware Support and Repair, Networking Support, Cybersecurity Support, or Healthcare industries. Students may choose electives that allow them to obtain industry certifications in Cisco networking, Microsoft Office Specialist, Virtualization and CompTIA A+.
Graduates should qualify for a wide variety of computer-related, entry-level positions that provide opportunities for advancement with increasing experience and ongoing training. Duties may include systems maintenance and troubleshooting, support and training, and business applications design and implementation.