Computer Technology (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

Designed to prepare students for computer technology positions.  The program offers emphases in Computer Technician, Desktop Support, Graphics and Web Design, and Network Administrator. Many courses in the program align directly with industry standard certifications.

General Education Requirements: 25 credits

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

Collge Composition II

3

Mathematics

 

 

MAT 140 or higher

College Mathematics (5) or higher (3)

3

Arts & Humanities

Two courses

Recommended: HUM 205 (3)

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Two courses

6

Physical & Biological Sciences 

One course

4

Degree Core Requirements: 21 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

BUS 204

Business Communications

3

CIS 120

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

CIS 130     Digital Technology Repair and A+ Introduction 4

CIS 135

Basic Server Operating Systems

4

CIS 215

Principles of Programming with Python

3

CIS 220

Computer Programming I

4

Elective Tracks: 15-16 credits

Select at least one track below and complete the indicated amount of total credit hours from the coursework listed.                                                     *A maximum of six credit hours can be selected in CIS 289 and/or CIS 298 to complete any of the tracks listed below.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Computer Technician Track

 

 

CIS 161   

Linux Administration I          

4

CIS 171

Linux Administration II

4

CIS 230

 Implementing and Supporting Windows

4

CIS 240

Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Servers

4

*CIS 289

Internship I

1-6

*CIS 298    

Special Topics

1-6

Desktop Support Track

 

 

CIS 117

Introduction to Web Page Design

3

CIS 122

Introduction to MS Word

3

CIS 123

Introduction to Spreadsheets

3

CIS 125

Introduction to Databases

3

CIS 228

Network Essentials

4

*CIS 289

Internship I

1-6

*CIS 298

Special Topics

1-6

Graphics and Web Design Track

 

 

ART 130

Computer Graphics         

3

ART 135

Adobe Photoshop

3

ART 160

Color and Design

3

CIS 116

Introduction to HTML

3

CIS 117

Introduction to Web Page Design               

3

*CIS 289

Internship I

1-6

*CIS 298

Special Topics

1-6

Network Administrator Track

 

 

(CIS 161 & 171) or (CIS 230 & 240)

Linux Administration I (4) and II (4) or Implementing and Supporting Windows (4) & Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Server (4)

8

CIS 228

Network Essentials

4

CIS 237 Introduction to Computer Security 4

*CIS 289

Internship I

1-6

*CIS 298

Special Topics

1-6

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. understand and effectively use computer related terminology;
  2. use basic features of microcomputers, their counterparts, operating systems, professional office suite applications, software, web browsers, networks, and electronic mail;
  3. demonstrate professional computation and oral and written communication skills;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of structured programming principles and the ability to apply them using programming language;
  5. understand legal and ethical issues related to the workplace;
  6. demonstrate professional knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas:  Web design and graphics, operating system and application support, microcomputer repair, networking and security.