Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Computer Technology (CMPT), A.A.S.


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The Computer Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree program provides students with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills needed to implement solutions to business and information systems-related problems on modern computer systems. The program focuses on developing problem-solving and decision-making skills employing microcomputers and associated technology. The curriculum includes three certificate programs consisting of courses in programming and cybersecurity; students may also pursue a concentration in networking or as an alternative to the certificate, a concentration in cybersecurity. These advanced courses allow students to choose a specific career path in the information systems field.

The utilization of popular word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software applications is required for successful completion of the microcomputer courses. Programming courses in Smart BASIC, Python, Node. JS, Java, and JavaScript are also included in the curriculum. To complement the language development courses, students must successfully complete studies in operating systems, Internet communications, database design and management, and computer systems hardware and software maintenance. Upper-level courses in the curriculum include both the theory and hands-on application of data communications technology, local area networks (LANs), programming, web development, and systems analysis and design procedures. Authorized certification course materials (MOS, ITF+, A+, Network+, Security+, MSCE, MTA, and CCNA) are used in a variety of the courses. Students are encouraged to obtain appropriate professional certifications.

Career opportunities include computer operator, hardware/software technician, application programmer, programmer/ analyst, network manager, network administrator, applications specialist, web specialist, end-user support technician, information security analyst, cybersecurity technician, or help-desk specialist.

The Computer Technology Associate Degree Program requires at least a grade of “C” in all of the courses offered within the CMPT curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

Certificate Programs and Concentration(s)

Prior to the beginning of the fall semester of their second year of study, students, in consultation with their academic advisor, should choose a combination of four elective courses as an area of specialization.

General Education Core Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 15


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

Full-Time Schedule


First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15

Part-Time Schedule


First Year


Fall Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 6

Second Year


Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 6

Summer Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Third Year


Fall Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Spring Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Summer Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Spring Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Summer Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Departmental Approved Electives


72 Semester Hours


Humanities/Fine Arts Electives listed under the General Education Courses .

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology.

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