Overview

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.

Potential Jobs/Careers

  • Software Application Developer
  • Computer User Support
  • Computer Security Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Game Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer

First Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
CIS132LSoftware Applications324
CIS136LIntroduction to Computers223
CIS140LIntroduction to Programming223
ENGL100LEnglish Composition404
MATH211LCollege Algebra404
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101
 Total16619

First Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
CIS227LIT Developmental Applications223
 Computer Technology Track*446
 Mathematics Elective (200 Level)404
 Total12613

Second Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
 Social Science Elective303
 Computer Technology Track*669
 Science Elective303
 Total12615

Second Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
CIS2800LCapstone Project303
 Computer Technology Track*669
 Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Electives303
 Total12615
 
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 NumberTitleCredits
SpringCIS248LIntroduction to Networks 3
SpringCIS261LConfiguring Windows Networks3
FallCIS282LRouting & Switching Essentials3
FallCIS267LAdministering Windows Servers3
FallCIS253LMac OS & Networking3
SpringCIS283LScaling Networks3
SpringCIS284LConnecting Networks3
SpringCIS268LAdvanced Windows Server Configuration3

Software Developer
Gaming and Animation

Course NumberTitleCredits
SpringCIS275LObject-Oriented Programming C++3
SpringCIS277LProgramming for Games3
FallCIS271LAnalyzing Software Requirements3
FallCIS272LObject-Oriented Programming Java3
FallCIS292LMobile Applications Development3
SpringCIS276LDeveloping Web Applications3
SpringCIS244LSQL Server3
SpringCIS274LXML3

Database Administrator
Website Developer

Course NumberTitleCredits
SpringCIS244LSQL Server3
SpringCIS262LIntroduction to Linux3
FallCIS242LDatabase Management and Design3
FallCIS272LObject Oriented Programming Java3
FallCIS234LWebsite and Design Development  3
SpringCIS247LIntroduction to Oracle DB3
SpringCIS276LDeveloping Web Applications3
SpringCIS274LXML3

 

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.

  • Karen Boutwell

    Karen Boutwell

    Computer and Design Technologies
    Faculty, Computer Technologies
  • Catherine Fuster

    Catherine Fuster

    Computer and Design Technologies
    Faculty, Computer Technologies
  • Sandra Lavallee

    Sandra Lavallee

    Computer and Design Technologies
    Professor, Computer Technologies; Department Chair Computer and Design Technologies

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Program Contact

Sandra Lavallee

slavallee@ccsnh.edu