Computer Desktop Technology Concentration (CDTO) – Community College of Rhode Island

Computer Desktop Technology Concentration (CDTO)

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer and Networking Technology (AAS_CNTD)

Knight Campus, Warwick only

Computers and networks continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities to business, manufacturing, education and health care. This program provides a balanced coverage of technology fundamentals, computer hardware, computer software and networking technology. Emphasis is placed on operating principles of hardware and software, networking models, operating systems, internetworking components, and industry standards along with hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to configure and troubleshoot basic PCs, local area networks (LANs) and internetworks using routers and switches. Integrated into the program are courses that prepare students to sit for both the Cisco CCNA and the CompTIA A+. Depending on the track taken, students can sit for either the Cisco CCNP or the MCITP.

Note: Because several courses are required in all Physics and Engineering concentrations, students may transfer between concentrations fairly easily without losing much educational time. Consult with a faculty adviser in selecting electives to determine transferability. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE

General Education Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
ENGL 2100 Technical Writing   3
MATH 1200 College Algebra   3
PHYS 1000 Conceptual Physics/Physical Science   4
COMM 1100 Public Speaking   3
Humanities Elective   See this page for complete listing of courses that meet this requirement. 3
Social Science Electives   See this page for complete listing of courses that meet this requirement. 6

Total General Education Requirements Credits 22

Major Core Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMI 1840 Microsoft Windows Server   3
COMI 2020
OR CNVT 2100
Network Security Software Fundamentals
OR Basic Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  3
CNVT 1000 Computer Repair A+ Hardware   3
CNVT 1010 Computer Repair A+ Software   3
CNVT 1200 Introduction to Wireless   3
CNVT 1810 Networking Technology Offered in seven-and-a-half week sections. 3
CNVT 1820 Intermediate Networking Offered in seven-and-a-half week sections. 3
CNVT 1830 LAN Design and Management Offered in seven-and-a-half week sections.
Computer Networking Technology track students must take the seven-and-a-half week sections of these courses
3
CNVT 1840 WAN Design and Management Offered in seven-and-a-half week sections.
Computer Networking Technology track students must take the seven-and-a-half week sections of these courses
3

Total Major Core Requirements Credits 27

Computer Desktop Technology Concentration Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMI 1100 Introduction to Computers   3
COMI 1415 Personal Computer Operating System   1
COMI 1800 Computer Networking Software Linux   3
CNVT 2300 Desktop Technician-Consumer   3
CNVT 2310 Desktop Technician-Business   3

Total Computer Desktop Technology Concentration Requirements Credits 13

Total Program Credits 62


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Last Updated: 7/30/19