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CIT - Microcomputer Support

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steve Robinett

Upon completion of the Microcomputer Support Degree, students will be able to maintain personal computers, repair and troubleshoot common hardware problems, and use and assist end-users in using common software applications.


Graduates are prepared to:

  • Create, manage, and modify databases as preparation for the examination to attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Access.
  • Create, manage, and modify electronic spreadsheets as preparation for the examination to attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Excel.
  • Create, manage, and modify word processing documents as preparation for the examination to attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Word.
  • Create, modify, and troubleshoot computer programs using Java to develop computer programming skills.
  • Create effective web pages that include links, graphics, sound, tables, forms, and style sheets using common editors.
  • Implement, administer, and troubleshoot computer systems that incorporate Microsoft Windows 7 as preparation for the examination to attain the Windows 7 Configuration Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist 70-620.
  • Install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-sized router and switched networks as preparation for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification.
  • Troubleshoot and repair microcomputers as preparation for the examination to attain the CompTIA A+ certification.
  • Train and support microcomputer end-users to include developing and delivering training modules and developing strategies for providing on-going technical support.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

DescriptionCosts
Tuition and Fees $6,380
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $140
Books/Supplies $2,121
Total $8,671

*

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.


Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

CodeCourseCredits
COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

First Year
FallCredits
CAPP 120 Introduction to Computers + 3
NTS 104 CCNA 1: Intro to Networks *,+ 3
NTS 105 CCNA 2: Routing & Switching *,+ 3
Select one of the following:
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 122 Intro to Business Writing **,+ 3
Select one of the following:
M 095 Intermediate Algebra **,+ 4
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
M 151 Precalculus **,+ 4
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
Credits15-16

First Year
Spring
CAPP 158 MS Access *,+ 3
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
ITS 210 Network OS - Desktop *,+ 3
NTS 204 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks *,+ 3
NTS 205 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks *,+ 3
Credits15


Second Year
Fall
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business + 3
CAPP 154 MS Word *,+ 3
CSCI 111 Programming with Java I *,+ 3
MART 231 Interactive Web I *,+ 4
Technical Electives *** 3
Credits16

Second Year
Spring
CAPP 156 MS Excel *,+ 3
ITS 280 Computer Repair & Maintenance *,+ 4
ITS 299 Capstone:Internship *,+ 3
ITS 224 Introduction To Linux 4
Credits14
Total Credits60-61


*

Indicates prerequisites needed.

**

Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.

***

Technical electives must be approved by program director.

+

A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.