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2017-2018 Official General Catalog 
2017-2018 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Technology: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science

CIP CODE: 5101.00

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of modern programmers
  2. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of science, technology, engineering, and math.
  3. An ability to conduct laboratory and field testing procedures and to interpret data and apply results.
  4. An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.
  5. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively.

Program supervised by:
Peggy Sniezek, Chairperson
Office: Applied Technology Building, Room 011
Telephone: 607 778-5022
E-mail:  sniezekpa@sunybroome.edu

Technical Career Path



Fall Semester 16 Credits

  • Civ Ed Elective Credits: 3
  • Two CST Electives Credits: 6
  • Natural Sciences Sequence Credits: 4

Spring Semester 13 Credits

  • 200 Level CST Elective Credits: 3
  • Gen Ed Elective Credits: 3
  • Natural Sciences Sequence Credits: 4

Graduation Requirements: 64 Credits

Network Career Path

On-Line Course Recommendations:

 It is recommended that all students taking on-line Angel or SLN courses should have high-speed Internet connections.  The software used by on-line students may come bundled with the course textbook, and/or be available on-line.  Some on-line courses will require a student to purchase the software necessary to complete the course.

Computer Recommendation:

 A student seeking a career in the computer programming profession should have a home computer with an Internet connection.  Students will have to have access to a computer and the internet in order to write programs, analyze problems, make presentations, and write reports and submit assignments in online courses.  Many assignments cannot be completed without access to a computer.  While the College provides access to computers, in open labs, these labs are not available at all times.  Students are strongly urged to purchase a computer that can run the current version of Microsoft Windows, has at least two processing cores with speed of at least 2.8 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM memory, and a 250 Gigabyte hard drive.  The Computer Science Department currently uses Microsoft Visual C++.NET as its main development environment.


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