Computer Support Specialist (A.A.S.)

HEGIS: 5101

SUNY CODE: 1775

The Computer Support Specialist program provides the student with a strong computer information systems core in programming, operating systems, networking, and database. It prepares the student to work in an environment in which they assist people with technology, complete system operations, maintain and support personal computer hardware and software.

The goals of this program are to:

  • prepare students to develop object-oriented programs. Be proficient in office productivity software and computer support; and
  • prepare students to perform hardware and operating system installation and maintenance.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • be proficient in office productivity software, object-oriented programming and hardware and software installation; and
  • maintain and support computer systems.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Graduates find employment in a variety of public and private businesses. Graduates will have the skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions as help-desk technicians, and computer repair technicians. While not designed as a transfer program, transfer articulation agreements have been established with Franklin University, Cobleskill Technology College and Delhi Technology College.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

IS 113Keyboarding w/Document Proc

2

IS 115Computer Applications I

3

IS 120Fund Prog Development

3

IS 140Networking Essentials

4

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

IS 117Computer Applications II

3

IS 130Mobile App Development I

3

IS 207Microcomputer Operating System

3

IS 241Network Administration I

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Year

3rd Semester

BU 112Business Communications

3

HU 223Introduction to Web Design

3

IS 212Database Management

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Science Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

4th Semester

BU 114Accounting I

4

IS 208Microcomputer Hardware

3

Information Science Elective

3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Social Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Liberal Arts Elective: Suggestions for the Liberal Arts elective: EN 171 or HU 146.

Information Science Elective:

Students must choose either:

IS 203Indep Proj in Info Science

3

IS 237Networking Topics

3

IS 238Info Systems Fieldwork

3

Total Credit Hours: 64

For more information, contact the Business, Health, Science and Technology Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8240.