Computer Systems Technology

The CST associate degree program combines training in the design, implementation, and maintenance of microcomputer hardware with operating systems and network systems management and administration. This career-oriented degree also offers basic electrical engineering technology courses along with a diverse elective bank of computer studies and internet courses. Included is a basic general education core and a cooperative education option.   Apply & Register Program Details

The CST associate degree program combines training in the design, implementation, and maintenance of microcomputer hardware with operating systems and network systems management and administration. This career-oriented degree also offers basic electrical engineering technology courses along with a diverse elective bank of computer studies and internet courses. Included is a basic general education core and a cooperative education option.

 


Area of Interest:
Computer Studies
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
CodeCourseCredits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101English Composition I3
CIS-181Linux/UNIX Essentials3
CST-103Microcomputer Operating Systems I: Workstations3
MTH-123Precalculus Mathematics I4
HPE-...Health and Exercise Science Elective1
  14
Second Semester
ENG-102English Composition II3
CIS-187Linux/UNIX Administration I3
CST-102Introduction to Networking3
CST-106Microcomputer Operating Systems II: Server Systems3
MTH-124Precalculus Mathematics II4
  16
CodeCourseCredits
Second Year / First Semester
CST-201Advanced Networking3
CIS-285Linux/UNIX Networking and Security3
EET-101Electrical/Electronic Principles3
CSC-171Introductory Python Programming3
PHY-103Physics I (For the non-science major) or 
PHY-101Physics I4
  16
Second Semester
CST-109Building, Upgrading, and Repairing Personal Computers3
CST-204Computer and Network Security3
EET-221Digital Circuits3
CIM-115Microcontroller Applications3
...-...Diversity: Humanities General Education Elective3
  15
 Total Minimum Credits61

Program Goals

  • To assure that students can demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of modern microcomputer operating systems, network architecture, computer hardware, architecture, subsystems, and computer and network security.
  • To prepare students to solve basic network design and application problems using knowledge of common network architectures and network software.
  • To provide students with a baseline understanding of electronic principles and digital electronics necessary to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair computer and network hardware problems.
  • To instill in the students a commitment to lifelong learning which fosters in them a desire to transfer credits to an affiliated baccalaureate program or to seek many of the various industry certifications.
  • To prepare students to qualify for entry-level employment as a Microcomputer Technician, Systems Administrator, Network Manager, Technical Support Specialist, and related jobs in the computer support and networking fields.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of modern microcomputer operating systems, network architecture, hardware architecture, and subsystems to network, repair and manage operating systems.
  2. Solve basic network design and application problems using knowledge of common network architectures and network software.
  3. Utilize electronic principles and digital electronics necessary to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair computer and network hardware problems.

Employment Opportunities

  • Computer service engineering technician
  • Computer systems technician
  • Network manager
  • Technical control specialist

Contact Person

Richard Dolan, Director
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4518
email: rdolan@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

11.0101

Program Code

CST.AAS