Northwest Community College

Computer Systems Technology Degree

Mission | Faculty | Outcomes | Coursework
Mission 
The experience and training in the Computer Systems Technology courses will begin to prepare students for the core and elective computer industry network certification examinations such as the national Computer Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) A+ and Network+ certification examinations.

Faculty
Michael Gow, mgow@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6385

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
1. Apply computing skills to solve problems within the context of business systems.
2. Research and evaluate the functions and features of software, hardware, and Internet solutions for application in a business environment.
3. Employ basic techniques used in developing and managing information technology projects.
4. Communicate effectively within an organization. 5. Work productively in team and individual settings.
6. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior.
7. Adapt to emerging technologies and new environments.

Coursework
SEMESTER 1
ENG*101 Composition - 3 credits
CSC*104 Intro to Logic & Programming - 4 credits
CST*201 Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS) - 3 credits
CST*210 Operating Systems - 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
SEMESTER 2
ENG*102 Literature & Composition - 3 credits
CSC* 180 Computer Ethics - 3 credits
CSC*233 Database Development I - 4 credits
Technology OR Programming Elective - 3/4 credits
CSC*250 Systems Analysis & Design - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3
CSA*155 Multimedia Communication OR
COM* 173 Public Speaking OR BBG* 210 Business Communication - 3 credits
Applications OR Web Elective - 3/4 credits
Social Science Elective - 3 credits
Directed Elective - 3/4 credits ♦ See the Elective section of this catalog for a list of specific courses that fulfill Directed Elective requirements.
Directed Elective - 3/4 credits ♦ See the Elective section of this catalog for a list of specific courses that fulfill Directed Elective requirements.
SEMESTER 4
Natural or Physical Science Elective - 3/4 credits
Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credits
Directed Elective - 3/4 credits ♦ See the Elective section of this catalog for a list of specific courses that fulfill Directed Elective requirements.
Directed Elective - 4 credits ♦ See the Elective section of this catalog for a list of specific courses that fulfill Directed Elective requirements.
TOTAL CREDITS 60(66)

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