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A.S. Computer Technology
Why Computer Technology Management?This two-year (64(66) credit) emphasis prepares students to further their education in a Computer Technology Management major. Students will learn basic computer technology skills that include installing, configuring and troubleshooting hardware and software, common programming techniques, networking implementation and design, and basic digital design skills. The degree is designed to transfer into the Bachelor of Science—Computer Technology Management program at Dickinson State University. This field of employment is broad and may include jobs such as an Information Technology Business Analyst, Information Technology Specialist, Computer/Network Support Technician, or Technology Project Manager. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program students will be able to:
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|First Year - Fall Semester     17 Credits||Credits|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
M 121M 121 - College Algebra
This course covers the concept of functions; complex numbers; and solving systems of equations, sequences, and series. Functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the Pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support (NC 021) where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 121. Pre-requisite: M 095 or appropriate placement.
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
NTS 104NTS 104 - CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks
Introduction to Networks. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. A hands-on approach is used to teach students to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
|CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks||4||Second Year - Spring Semester     15(17) Credits||Credits|
WRIT 201WRIT 201 - College Writing II
This course provides experience in writing essays based on close readings of more demanding texts. Students will come to understand more fully the intellectual demands of an academic discourse community by preparing essays designed to meet more rigorous expectations. WRIT 201 is designed to prepare transfer students to succeed in their junior- and senior-level courses by exposing them to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation, critical thinking strategies, and logical construction of arguments. Students will complete developed essays that emphasize writing as a process of drafting and revising. Pre-requisite: WRIT 101.
|College Writing II||3|
GDSN 145GDSN 145 - Introduction to Web Design
This course provides fundamental instruction on creating, editing, and enhancing Internet web sites. Students will gain hands-on experience that includes internet navigation and communication, web page creation using basic HTML/XHTML code and Adobe Dreamweaver, publishing web pages to the World Wide Web, and web site management and maintenance.
|Introduction to Web Design||3|
|Science Core Requirement||4(3)|
|Mathematics Core Elective||3(4)|
ARTZ 106ARTZ 106 - Visual Language - 2-D Foundations
This course is an introduction to the design elements of line, shape, form, value, color, texture, and space; and design principles of balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity. These basic elements and principles of design form the structures that underlie most visual arts, whether commercial arts or fine arts.
|Visual Language - 2-D Foundations||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     16(17) Credits||Credits|
CSCI 107CSCI 107 - Joy and Beauty of Computing: Python Programming
This course examines the computing field and how it impacts the human condition. The instructor introduces exciting ideas and influential people. The course provides a gentle introduction to computational thinking using the Python programming language.
|Joy and Beauty of Computing: Python Programming||3|
|Science Core Requirement||3(4)|
|History & Social Science Core Requirement||3|
ITS 280ITS 280 - Computer Repair & Maintenance
The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to troubleshoot and repair microcomputer systems. This goal is achieved through a three-part effort: (1) theory presentation with regular assessment; (2) hands-on operation and exploration in lab experiments; and (3) troubleshooting applications in the lab. Hands-on training includes, but not limited to, servicing microcomputers and portable devices, identification, installation, and configuration of microprocessors, memory, system boards, power supplies and disk drives. The emphasis of this course is both the hardware and operating systems for the current CompTia A+ Certification test/s. held a Pearson VUE testing site.
|Computer Repair & Maintenance||4|
|Photoshop and Illustrator||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     17 Credits||Credits|
CSCI 210CSCI 210 - Web Programming
This course covers the fundamentals of the languages PHP, Perl and MySQL. Course content will feature the use of these open source programming languages to create websites, fun games and controlling database engines in MySQL, SQL, PHPMyAdmin and Access. Pre-requisite: CSCI 110.
CSCI 127CSCI 127 - Joy and Beauty of Data
This course introduces the exciting world of big data and data science. Students expand their ability to solve problems with Python by learning to deploy lists, files, dictionaries and object-oriented programming. Data science libraries are introduced that enable data to be manipulated and displayed. The student will gain programming knowledge through computational thinking using hands-on instruction of the Python programming language. Pre- or Co-requisite: CSCI 107.
|Joy and Beauty of Data||4|
MART 214MART 214 - Digital Publishing and Design
This course covers the fundamentals of creating a variety of publications using Adobe Indesign including typography usage and terminology, with the aid of Photoshop for graphic manipulation. Students will develop layout and design solutions to problems presented in class. Practical application of skills is emphasized. Digital Publishing and Design is a required course for the AAS degree in Information Technology.
|Digital Publishing and Design||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
|History & Social Science Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.