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Computer Technology

DESCRIPTION

The Computer Technologies curriculum leads to an associate degree in the field of computer technologies. Additionally, the program is designed to offer Microsoft or other industry-recognized certification in specific areas of study within the degree program.

LRCC participates in Microsoft Imagine, Oracle, and Apple Academies.  While earning an associate degree or a certificate, students can become certified in an industry standard by passing a series of tests.  Certification gives industry recognition of proficiency in technical areas in demand by businesses.  Certain certifications may also give access to technical and product information not available to the general public, including access to secure websites, as well as invitations to conferences, technical training and special events.  Students can pursue all of the computer courses by means of distance learning, with the approval of the Department Chair.  All courses are designed with the potential for transfer to a four-year institution.

Students taking the Associate in Science Degree in Computer Technologies select one track from the three tracks offered: Network Administrator, Application Developer/Gaming and Animation, Database Administrator/Web Developer. Many of the classes also provide the student with the knowledge and skills to pass a variety of professional certification exams. Students should declare their focus by the second semester to ensure completion of curriculum requirements.  In addition, a Technologies for Education Certificate is available for educators who either wish to update their technology skills or become certified to teach computer classes at the middle and high school levels.

The rapidly changing world of computer technology has created a growing demand for persons trained in hardware and software.  This degree program prepares students for a broad range of employment opportunities in the field; including positions in networking, software and mobile app development, database administration, gaming and animation development and help desk administration.  All courses are designed with the potential for transfer to a four-year institution.

Technical Requirements

Computer Technology Program candidate must:

  • have command of the English language;
  • have normal vision for reading instructions and course materials and for performing manipulative tasks;
  • be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
  • be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
  • have sufficient vision to distinguish colors, read gauges, scopes, diagnostic equipment and information from a computer screen (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have reading comprehensive skills sufficient to read and comprehend technical literature;
  • have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
  • have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sounds and noises (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills related to computer operation.

At the completion of the program, each student will have:

  • knowledge of operating systems, applications, database systems, hardware, programming concepts, networks, and online resources;
  • knowledge of security issues, risks, tools, and policies;
  • ability to apply a systematic and methodical approach to solve problems;
  • strong documentation skills and knowledge of general business principles and project management;
  • obtain specific technical skills to enter the workplace based on the student’s chosen track;
  • to think critically and make appropriate decisions based on relevant factors.

NOTE: A Computer Technology Track must be selected.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
CIS1320L Software Applications 3 2 4
CIS1360L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS1400L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
MATH2110L College Algebra 4 0 4
  College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 16 6 19
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
CIS2270L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
  Computer Technology Track  4 4 6
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Mathematics Elective (200 Level) 4 0 4
  Total 13 6 16
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Computer Technology Track 6 6 9
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 15 6 18
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
CIS2800L Capstone Project 3 0 3
  Computer Technology Track 6 6 9
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Electives 3 0 3
  Total 12 0 15

Total Credits: 68

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY TRACKS

 

Network Administration

   
Course Number Title Credits Certification Test
CIS2480L Introduction to Networks  3 CCNA
CIS2610L Configuring Windows Networks 3 70-410
CIS2820L Routing & Switching Essentials 3 CCNA
CIS2670L Administering Windows Servers 3 70-411
  Computer Technology Elective 3 CCNA
CIS2830L Scaling Networks 3 CCNA
CIS2840L Connecting Networks 3 CCNA
CIS2680L Advanced Windows Server Configuration 3 70-412
 

Network Administration
Electives

   
Course Number Title Credits Certification Test
CIS2670L Administering Windows Servers  3 CompTIA A+ 
CIS2830L Scaling Networks 3 CompTIA Linux
CIS2840L Connecting Networks 3 CompTIA Securities
CIS2680L Advanced Windows Server Configuration 3 Database Administrator
 

Software Developer
Gaming and Animation

   
Course Number Title Credits Certification Test
CIS2750L Object-Oriented Programming C+ 3 98-632, 98-372
CIS2770L Programming for Games 3 98-374, 98-483
CIS2710L Analyzing Software Requirements 3 98-631, 98-362, 98-372
CIS2720L Object-Oriented Programming Java 3 70-411
CIS2920L Mobile Applications Development 3 98-373
CIS2760L Developing Web Applications 3 98-363
CIS2840L SQL Server 3 98-461, 98-462
CIS2730L Distributed Applications with Visual Basic and XML 3 98-361, 98-362, 98-372
 

Database Administrator
Website Developer

   
Course Number Title Credits Certification Test
CIS2440L SQL Server 3 98-461, 98-462
CIS2620L Introduction to Linux 3 Linux+
CIS2420L Database Management and Design 3 98-364
CIS2720L Object Oriented Programming Java 3  
CIS2320L Website Development   3 98-375, 98-480
CIS2430L Database Application Development 3  
CIS2760L Developing Web Applications 3 98-363 
CIS2730L Distributed Applications with Visual Basic and XML 3 98-361, 98-362, 98,372

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS1360L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS2270L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
CIS2480L Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
CIS2820L Routing & Switching Essentials 2 2 3
CIS2830L Scaling Networks 2 2 3
CIS2840L Connecting Networks 2 2 3
CIS2610L Configuring Windows Servers 2 2 3
CIS2670L Administering Windows Servers 2 2 3
CIS2680L Advanced Windows Server Configuration 2 2 3
  Computer Technology Elective 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

APPLICATION DEVELOPER CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS1360L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS2270L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
CIS1400L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
CIS2920L Mobile Application Development 2 2 3
CIS2440L SQL Server 2 2 3
CIS2710L Analyzing Software Requirements 2 2 3
CIS2720L Object-Oriented Programming-Java 2 2 3
CIS2730L Distributed Applications with XML 2 2 3
CIS2760L Developing Web Applications 2 2 3
CIS2770L Programming for Games 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS1360L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS1400L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
CIS2270L IT Developmental Applications 2 2 3
CIS2420L Database Management and Design 2 2 3
CIS2440L SQL Server  2 2 3
CIS2620L Introduction to Linux 2 2 3
CIS2730L Distributed Applications with XML 2 2 3
CIS2760L Developing Web Applications 2 2 2
  Computer Technology Elective 2 2 3
  Total 20 20 30

Total Credits: 30

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

GAMING AND ANIMATION DEVELOPER CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS1360L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS2270L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
CIS1400L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
CIS2750L Object-Oriented Programming-C++ 2 2 3
CIS2770L Programming for Games 2 2 3
CIS2710L Analyzing Software Requirements 2 2 3
CIS2720L Object-Oriented Programming-Java 2 2 3
CIS2730L Distributed Applications with XML 2 2 2
CIS2760L Developing Web Applications 2 2 3
CIS2920L Mobile Application Development 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS1320L Software Applications 3 2 4
CIS1360L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS2260L Advanced Office Applications 2 2 3
CIS1350L Word Processing 2 2 3
CIS2270L IT Developmental Applications 2 2 3
CIS2320L Website Development 2 2 3
CIS2350L Spreadsheets 2 2 3
CIS2420L Database Management and Design 2 2 2
  Total 18 16 26

Total Credits: 26

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

WEBSITE DEVELOPER CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS1360L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS2270L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
CIS1400L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
CIS2720L Object-Oriented Programming-Java 2 2 3
CIS2750L Object-Oriented Programming-C++ 2 2 3
CIS2440L SQL Server 2 2 3
CIS2920L Mobile Application Developer 2 2 3
CIS2730L Distributed Applications with Visual Basic & XML 2 2 2
CIS2760L Developing Web Applications 2 2 3
CIS2320L Website Development 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

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