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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Technology: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science

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 a 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.

Program supervised by:
Chris H. Pappas, Chairman
Office: Applied Technology Building, Room 011
Telephone: 607 778-5022
E-mail: pappasch@sunybroome.edu

Technical Track

Network Track (Security/Forensics)



Spring Semester 15 Credits

  • CST Elective (200 level) Credits: 3
  • Social Science Elective Credits: 3
  • Social Science Elective Credits: 3

Graduation Requirements: 64 Credits


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On-Line Course Recommendations:

It is recommended that all students taking on-line WebCT 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, it is not possible to provide enough machines or convenient times for everyone. Students are strongly urged to purchase a computer that can run the current version of Microsoft Windows with speeds of at least 2.8 GHz, with 512 Meg of RAM memory, and a 80 Gig hard drive. The Computer Science Department currently uses Microsoft Visual C++.NET as its main development environment.

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