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Computer Technology

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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
CIS132L Software Applications 3 2 4
CIS136L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS140L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
MATH211L College Algebra 4 0 4
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 16 6 19
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
CIS227L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
  Computer Technology Track*  4 4 6
  Mathematics Elective (200 Level) 4 0 4
  Total 12 6 13
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Computer Technology Track* 6 6 9
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 6 15
 

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 6 15
 
Total Credits for First Year: 32
Total Credits for Second Year: 30
Total Credits for A.S. Degree: 62

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY TRACKS

Network Administration

 

 

 
  Course Number Title Credits
Spring CIS248L Introduction to Networks  3
Spring CIS261L Configuring Windows Networks 3
Fall CIS282L Routing & Switching Essentials 3
Fall CIS267L Administering Windows Servers 3
Fall CIS253L Mac OS & Networking 3
Spring CIS283L Scaling Networks 3
Spring CIS284L Connecting Networks 3
Spring CIS268L Advanced Windows Server Configuration 3

Software Developer
Gaming and Animation

 

 

 
  Course Number Title Credits
Spring CIS275L Object-Oriented Programming C++ 3
Spring CIS277L Programming for Games 3
Fall CIS271L Analyzing Software Requirements 3
Fall CIS272L Object-Oriented Programming Java 3
Fall CIS292L Mobile Applications Development 3
Spring CIS276L Developing Web Applications 3
Spring CIS244L SQL Server 3
Spring CIS274L XML 3

Database Administrator
Website Developer

 

 

 
  Course Number Title Credits
Spring CIS244L SQL Server 3
Spring CIS262L Introduction to Linux 3
Fall CIS242L Database Management and Design 3
Fall CIS272L Object Oriented Programming Java 3
Fall CIS234L Website and Design Development   3
Spring CIS247L Introduction to Oracle DB 3
Spring CIS276L Developing Web Applications 3
Spring CIS274L XML 3

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS136L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS227L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
CIS248L Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
CIS282L Routing & Switching Essentials 2 2 3
CIS283L Scaling Networks 2 2 3
CIS284L Connecting Networks 2 2 3
CIS261L Configuring Windows Servers 2 2 3
CIS267L Administering Windows Servers 2 2 3
CIS268L Advanced Windows Server Configuration 2 2 3
  Computer Technology Elective 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

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APPLICATION DEVELOPER CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS136L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS227L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
CIS140L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
CIS292L Mobile Application Development 2 2 3
CIS244L SQL Server 2 2 3
CIS271L Analyzing Software Requirements 2 2 3
CIS272L Object-Oriented Programming-Java 2 2 3
CIS274L XML 2 2 3
CIS276L Developing Web Applications 2 2 3
CIS277L Programming for Games 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS136L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS140L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
CIS227L IT Developmental Applications 2 2 3
CIS242L Database Management and Design 2 2 3
CIS244L SQL Server  2 2 3
CIS262L Introduction to Linux 2 2 3
CIS274L XML 2 2 3
CIS276L Developing Web Applications 2 2 2
  Computer Technology Elective 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

GAMING AND ANIMATION DEVELOPER CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS136L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS227L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
CIS140L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
CIS275L Object-Oriented Programming-C++ 2 2 3
CIS277L Programming for Games 2 2 3
CIS271L Analyzing Software Requirements 2 2 3
CIS272L Object-Oriented Programming-Java 2 2 3
CIS274L XML 2 2 2
CIS276L Developing Web Applications 2 2 3
CIS292L Mobile Application Development 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

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

 

WEBSITE DEVELOPER CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
CIS136L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS227L IT Developmental Applications  2 2 3
CIS140L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
CIS272L Object-Oriented Programming-Java 2 2 3
CIS275L Object-Oriented Programming-C++ 2 2 3
CIS244L SQL Server 2 2 3
CIS292L Mobile Application Developer 2 2 3
CIS274L XML 2 2 2
CIS276L Developing Web Applications 2 2 3
CIS234L Website and Design Development 2 2 3
  Total 21 20 31

Total Credits: 31

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