Computer Support Engineering - Associate Degree Program Manager

About the Program

The purpose of this STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ), program is to teach students to troubleshoot, upgrade, and repair a variety of computing devices, including desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and wearable technology. This program prepares graduates to start their own business, work for a business enterprise or transfer credits to a university to earn a Bachelor’s Degree – or all of these opportunities! The hands-on approach to instruction enables students to learn important skills and then practice those skills in the classroom and laboratory under the direct observation and coaching of a qualified instructor. At the completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the certification exams for computer support and network support (A+ Certification and Network+ Certification).



Career Opportunities

Students who hold a degree in Computer Support Engineering can work in many areas, including:
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer System Technician
  • Database Administrator
  • Help-Desk Technician
  • Network Administrator

Curriculum Summary



Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
CSC101 Computer Science Fundamentals3
CSC102 Computer Systems Architecture4
ENG108 English Composition3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BME105 AC-DC Electronics3
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
CSC130 Cybersecurity I3
CSC120 Network Fundamentals4

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CSE201 A+ Hardware & Software3
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
CSE213 PC Support3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CSC239 Cyber Law, Ethics and Society3
MTH150 Discrete Mathematics I3
CSE231 Operating Systems3
CSE225 Peripheral Devices3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
BUS113 Introduction to Business3
CSE229 Mobile Devices3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CSC250 Certification Prep3
BUS290 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures3

Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
CSC101 Computer Science Fundamentals3
CSC102 Computer Systems Architecture4
ENG108 English Composition3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BME105 AC-DC Electronics3
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
CSC130 Cybersecurity I3
CSC120 Network Fundamentals4

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CSE201 A+ Hardware & Software3
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
CSE213 PC Support3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CSC239 Cyber Law, Ethics and Society3
MTH150 Discrete Mathematics I3
CSE231 Operating Systems3
CSE225 Peripheral Devices3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
BUS113 Introduction to Business3
CSE229 Mobile Devices3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CSC250 Certification Prep3
BUS290 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures3

Program Objectives

The purpose of this STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ), program is to teach students to troubleshoot, upgrade, and repair a variety of computing devices, including desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and wearable technology. This program prepares graduates to start their own business, work for a business enterprise or transfer credits to a university to earn a Bachelor’s Degree – or all of these opportunities! The hands-on approach to instruction enables students to learn important skills and then practice those skills in the classroom and laboratory under the direct observation and coaching of a qualified instructor. At the completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the certification exams for computer support and network support (A+ Certification and Network+ Certification).

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Install and support small to medium-sized computer networks.
  • Install and configure computer operating systems (Windows, Linux, Apple).
  • Protect against viruses and repair systems that have been infected.
  • Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware and software problems.
  • Diagnose problems in electronic systems using testing equipment.
  • Comprehend technical literature to find solutions.
  • Configure networking services on a server.
  • Convert analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog.
  • Identify and understand the elements of a computer and other computing devices.
  • Achieve a working knowledge of processors, memory, and control systems in a networked environment.
  • Operate DC and AC electronic circuits, digital circuits and analog circuits.
  • Understand the basic elements of a web page (HTML, CSS, JS).
  • Achieve the knowledge to be prepared to take certification examinations.

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Computer Support Engineering
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