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Associate in Applied Science: Major in Computer Technology

Students majoring in Computer Technology may select an emphasis in either Networking or Programming. The major requirements for both emphasis areas are the same and allow the student to study operating systems, computer hardware, programming languages, web page creation, database management and system analysis and design.

The Networking emphasis provides students with the knowledge and skills in hardware and software-specific concepts needed to install, maintain and troubleshoot today’s complex interconnected business systems.

The Programming emphasis provides students with the knowledge and skills in desktop and web programming languages and software applications needed to create, maintain, and troubleshoot software systems and web sites for today’s businesses.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Computer Technology program is open to all students who have met the appropriate prerequisites or have acceptable placement scores. Students must successfully meet all applicable course prerequisites before enrolling in program courses. Students that place into either RWR 032 or MAT 032 must complete the course with a 'C' or better.

General Education.................... 15 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
PHI 110 Ethics - 3 credits
Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3 credits MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits

Major Requirement.................... 33 Credits CPT 101 Introduction to Computers - 3 credits
CPT 162 Introduction to Web Page Design - 3 credits
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management - 3 credits
CPT 212 Visual Basic Programming - 3 credits
CPT 232 C++ Programming I - 3 credits
CPT 238 Internet Scripting - 3 credits
CPT 239 Active Server Pages - 3 credits
CPT 242 Database - 3 credits
CPT 257 Operating Systems - 3 credits
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts - 3 credits
IST 202 Cisco Router Configuration - 3 credits

Additional Requirements Must Be Selected from ONE Emphasis: Networking Emphasis
Additional Requirements: 15 credits
IST 246 Integrated Digital Network - 3 credits
IST 261 Advanced Network Management - 3 credits
IST 291 Fundamentals of Network Security I - 3 credits

-AND-
IST 203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuration - 3 credits
IST 204 Cisco Troubleshooting - 3 credits

-OR-
IST 267 Computer Forensic - 3 credits
IST 268 Ethical Hacking - 3 credits


Programming Emphasis
Additional Requirements: 15 credits
CPT 208 Special Topics in Computer Technology - 3 credits
CPT 233 C++ Programming II - 3 credits
CPT 240 Internet Programming with Databases - 3 credits
CPT 265 Advanced Systems and Procedures - 3 credits
IST 238 Advanced Tools for Website Design - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 63 Credits


Computer Networking Certificate

Graduates who earn the Computer Networking Certificate have the training and skills necessary to design, build and install personal computers and network systems. Personal computer troubleshooting, high-level TCP/IP design and active directory administration are among the skills taught in this certificate.

Admission to the Computer Networking Certificate is open to all students who have met the appropriate prerequisites or have acceptable placement scores. Students must successfully meet all applicable course prerequisites before enrolling in program courses. Students that place into either RWR 032 or MAT 032 must complete the course with a 'C' or better.

Major Course Requirements.................... 21 Credits CPT 209 Computer Systems - 3 credits
CPT 257 Operating Systems - 3 credits
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts - 3 credits
IST 202 Cisco Router Configuration - 3 credits
IST 203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuration - 3 credits
IST 204 Cisco Troubleshooting - 3 credits
IST 246 Integrated Digital Network - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 21 Credits


Internet Programming Certificate

The Internet Programming Certificate prepares students with the skills and training in programming techniques to create, maintain, and troubleshoot web pages and web sites that contain complex programming for E-commerce, dynamic content delivery from databases, and continual updates of web page layout.

Admission to the Internet Programming Certificate is open to all students who have met the appropriate prerequisites or have acceptable placement scores. Students must successfully meet all applicable course prerequisites before enrolling in program courses. Students that place into either RWR 032 or MAT 032 must complete the course with a 'C' or better.

Major Course Requirements.................... 27 Credits CPT 162 Introduction to Web Page Publishing - 3 credits
CPT 208 Special Topics in Computer Technology - 3 credits
CPT 212 Visual Basic Programming - 3 credits
CPT 232 C++ Programming I - 3 credits
CPT 238 Internet Scripting - 3 credits
CPT 239 Active Server Pages - 3 credits
CPT 240 Internet Programming with Databases - 3 credits
CPT 242 Database - 3 credits
IST 238 Advanced Tools for Web Site Design - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 27 Credits


Computer Game Design Certificate

The Computer Game Design Certificate provides students with the skills to understand and apply computer game design and development concepts. Students are prepared for entry-level employment in game design and related fields. Topics covered include game programming fundamentals, game math and physics, 2D and 3D graphics, and animation.

Admission to the Computer Game Design Certificate is open to all students who have met the appropriate prerequisites or have acceptable placement scores. Students must successfully meet all applicable course prerequisites before enrolling in program courses. Students that place into either RWR 032 or MAT 032 must complete the course with a 'C' or better.

Major Course Requirements.................... 21 Credits CPT 208 Special Topics in Computer Technology - 3 credits
CPT 212 Visual Basic Programming - 3 credits
CPT 232 C++ Programming I - 3 credits
CPT 233 C++ Programming II - 3 credits
CPT 257 Operating Systems - 3 credits
CPT 269 3D Digital Animation - 3 credits
CPT 288 Computer Game Dev. I - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 21 Credits


Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management

The Network Systems Management degree is an ideal degree path for students with prior learning experiences. The intent of the program is to allow students to attain this degree without having to attend Aiken Technical College as traditional students. Students will be able to complete the proposed degree program with a combination of approved military training courses, Aiken Technical College on-line courses and industry recognized Information Technology certifications that align with courses in the degree.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Network Systems Management program is open to all students who have met the appropriate prerequisites or have acceptable placement scores. Students must successfully meet all applicable course prerequisites before enrolling in program courses. Students that place into either RWR 032 or MAT 032 must complete the course with a 'C' or better.

General Education.................... 15 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 6 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3 credits MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits Select Social/Behavioral Sciences courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Major Course Requirements.................... 45 Credits
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers - 3 credits
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management (A+) - 3 credits
CPT 257 Operating Systems(Proctored Exemption) - 3 credits
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts (CCNA1) - 3 credits
IST 202 Cisco Router Configuration (CCNA2) - 3 credits
IST 203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuration (CCNA3) - 3 credits
IST 204 Cisco Troubleshooting (CCNA4) - 3 credits
IST 241 Network Architecture 1 (Network+) - 3 credits
IST 263 Server Network Configuration (Server+) - 3 credits
IST 290 Special Topics - 3 credits
IST 291 Network Security 1 (Security+) - 3 credits

Select ONE course from the following:
IST 222 Data Communications - 3 credits
IST 259 Electronic Messaging - 3 credits

Select ONE course from the following:
IST 246 Integrated Digital Network - 3 credits
IST 265 Windows Directory Service - 3 credits

Select ONE course from the following:
CPT 242 Database - 3 credits
IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice over IP - 3 credits

Select ONE course from the following:
IST 261 Advanced Network Administration - 3 credits
IST 292 Network Security 2 (CCNA Security) - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 60 Credits


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