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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Science, Engineering, and Technology - Programs of Study

Computer Support Technology
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 118
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
This area of study is designed to meet the needs of business and industry by qualifying students for a variety of technical positions in computer support. These are entry-level positions in the areas of software support, help desk technician, hardware installation and repair technician, and network support technician. All students will learn basic skills in the use of productivity software, hardware repair and maintenance, and fundamentals of networking. This core will prepare students to take a number of independent certification tests including CompTIA’s A+ and Network+ certifications; Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP); and Microsoft Office Specialist Word and Excel core exams. Then each student will complete additional coursework in one of the track areas. Depending on the optional courses taken, students may be prepared to take additional certification exams that will count toward a range of industry certifications.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureHumanities, Arts, or Literature Core Course
 (see p. 61-62)3
 SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Social SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Core Course
 (see p. 65)3
ScienceScience Core Course (PHYS-107 recommended)
 (see p. 66; must include lab)4
MathematicsMATH-141 College Algebra or higher3-5
InterdisciplinaryCMSY-129 Principles of the Internet3
ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I
BMGT-100Introduction to Business and Organization3
CMSY-105Personal Computer Systems Repair I3
CMSY-106Personal Computer Systems Repair II3
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros
CMSY-151Principles of the Internet II (Professional)3
CMSY-219Operating Systems3
MSFT-272Implementing and Supporting Microsoft
 Windows XP Professional3
MSFT-273Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows
 Server 2003 Network Infrastructure3
MSFT-299Fundamentals and Practice for Network+
Additional Courses in Major*15-16
*Students will choose 15-16 credits from the courses listed below according to their specific career plans. The courses are grouped into three interest areas, but students are free to select 15-16 credits from any area. Since this is a rapidly changing field, students should consult a faculty advisor each semester for curriculum updates.
Microsoft Networking Support
CMSY-201Computer Systems Work Experience I
MSFT-277Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
MSFT-278Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server
 2003 Network Infrastructure
MSFT-279Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure 
MSFT-282Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active
 Directory and Network Infrastructure
MSFT-283Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server
 2003 Network
MSFT-572Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange 2000
MSFT-862Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
MSFT-863Programming a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
Help Desk Support and Application Development
CMSY-121Structured Logic and Program Design
CMSY-147Introduction to Web Site Authoring
CMSY-181Introduction to C++ Programming (4 credits)
CMSY-190Introduction to Visual Basic.NET
CMSY-195Intermediate Visual Basic.NET
CMSY-199Introduction to Java
CMSY-201Computer Systems Work Experience I
CMSY-217Intermediate Java
CMSY-250Systems Analysis and Design
CMSY-255Introduction to Unix and Linux
CMSY-256Linux Server Administration
CMSY-281Advanced C++ Programming
Internetworking Support
CMSY-201Computer Systems Work Experience I
CSCO-291Introduction to Networks
CSCO-292Routing and Switching Essentials
CSCO-293Scaling Networks
CSCO-294Connecting Networks
CSCO-308CCNA Security
CSCO-651Implementing IP Routing
CSCO-652Implementing IP Switching
CSCO-653Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks
ELEC-140Network Cabling Systems
This is a rapidly changing field driven by technical advances and emerging technologies. To meet the needs of business and industry, the college often develops new courses and updates the versions of required courses. These may be used to fulfill program requirements with the approval of a course substitution by the faculty advisor and division chair. Students should meet with a faculty advisor each semester for curriculum updates.
Many students who have already earned bachelor’s degrees enter this area of study with the goal of changing fields. Additionally, a significant number of students enter with advanced skills in areas covered by courses. These non-traditional students are encouraged to consult a program administrator or faculty advisor to determine if passing competency-based tests will allow them to be waived out of a core course and allow them to substitute an advanced course.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST