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
SUNY Broome’s Computer Technology A.A.S. Degree program prepares you for immediate employment in technical environments where knowledge of the interface between hardware and software is necessary. Courses include networks, hardware maintenance, VR applications, and security.
Upon graduation, you could be employed as a computer operator, technician/programmer or engineering aide, and work on protecting network data flow and integrity, or on large software projects. Or, you might work directly with digital devices such as microprocessors and computer interfaces for sensors and controllers. Less emphasis is placed on mathematics and more on computer hardware, digital logic, microprocessors, and VR. Students can potentially transfer to Bachelor of Science programs in Applied Computing, Computer and Information Science, or Computer Science. Students planning to transfer should seek the advice of the department chairperson and the transfer institution.