Associate in Applied Science
CIP Code: 15.1201
The mission of the Computer Technology program is to prepare a student to obtain immediate employment in a technical environment. The Computer Technology program will provide students with a solid foundation of both hardware and software topics such as programming languages, computer maintenance, networks, and applications. Students will obtain the ability to apply problem solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on learning to develop hardware and software solutions in a professional environment. With small class sizes and supportive faculty, students have flexibility to focus on Technical, Network, or Security and Computer Forensics courses to allow them to be prepared to obtain employment in the technology area of their choice.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of modern programmers
- Apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of science, technology, engineering, and math.
- Conduct laboratory and field testing procedures and to interpret data and apply result.
- Apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.
- Identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively.
Julie Cooley, Chairperson
Office: Applied Technology Building, Room 011A
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5277
The Computer Technology program consists of a sequence of college level courses leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree. Computer Technology places less emphasis on mathematics and more on computer hardware, digital logic, and microprocessors. Graduates are prepared to work in a technical environment where knowledge of the interface between hardware and software is necessary. These positions may include computer operators, technician/programmers, or engineering aides, working on large software projects or working directly with digital devices such as microprocessors and computer interfaces for sensors and controllers.
The program may take more than two years to complete depending on a student's academic background. Preparatory courses are offered for students not meeting entry requirements for the regular Computer Technology program. Courses taken to meet prerequisite requirements will not count as credit towards the Computer Technology degree. Students may elect to transfer to four-year schools to pursue a bachelor of science program in Computer Science or Information Technology. Students planning to transfer should seek the advice of the department chairperson. Students can attend full-time or part-time, both day and evening.