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Learning Outcomes of Degree Programs

Degrees

Computer Programming (CPRD)

Computer Studies and Information Processing Concentrations

Cybersecurity (CYBR)

Computer and Networking Technology (CNTO)

Computer Programming (CPRD)
Mission:

The Computer Programming Degree develops in its diverse student population the essential qualities necessary for success in a rapidly changing technological environment. Students learn critical and analytical thinking, problem solving skills, and to effectively communicate ideas. Students in this program are prepared to successfully transfer to 4-year institutions in pursuit of a computer science degree, and to join the twenty-first century workforce in a software developer's role.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Apply logical skills to programming in a variety of languages.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of network principles.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.

Computer Studies and Information Processing Concentrations

General Information Processing (CMGD)
Mission:

The General Information Processing Concentration offers students the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in both current and emerging hardware and software. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them for employment or transfer. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Use productivity software effectively (spreadsheets, database software, and project management software).
  • Identify an area of interest through the selection of elective courses.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.
Networking (CMND)
Mission:

The Networking Concentration offers the opportunity for students to specialize in the field of Networking. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to analyze, diagnose, implement, and troubleshoot computer networks. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Administer and maintain a computer network.
  • Use teamwork to accomplish tasks in groups.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.

Web Technologies (CWTD)
Mission:

The Web Technologies Concentration offers the opportunity for students to specialize in the field of web development. Participating in the website development process from concept through installation, students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to interact with clients and produce web content and programming using current industry technologies. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging web trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Administer and maintain a website.
  • Develop, administer, and maintain a web programming system solution.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.
Computer Support Specialist (CMSD)
Mission:

The Computer Support Specialist concentration gives students the opportunity to develop core understanding of desktop technology which includes hardware and software, operating systems, networking, virtual computing, and security.  The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA N+, and the Microsoft MCSA. The program sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Show preparation for national exams/certifications.
  • Research information and technologies.
  • Comply with today's business, industry standards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Apply customer service and end-user support principles when dealing with customers and individuals lacking a technical background.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in problem solving.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Compare and contrast techniques used for security management.
  • Demonstrate good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals.
Cybersecurity (CYBR)
Mission:

The Cybersecurity Degree program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the principles and methods of cybersecurity, as well as the fundamental knowledge and tools for applying security measures across a variety of network architectures and settings. In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, this associates degree will provide the educational background and hands-on training necessary to prepare students for entry in the cybersecurity sector.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Present conclusions orally and in writing.
  • Develop solution algorithms.
  • Install and securely configure, operate, and maintain a computer network.
  • Implement secure network management including intrusion prevention.
  • Explain the basic objectives of cybersecurity and the importance of information security as well as the current threats to networks.
  • Assess cybersecurity risk management policies to adequately protect an organization's critical information and assets.
  • Develop appropriate workplace attitudes and identify, understand, and work within professional standards.

Computer and Networking Technology (CNTO)
Mission:

The Computer and Networking Technology degree gives students the opportunity to develop core understanding of networking and desktop technology. Areas of concentration include further desktop technology or advanced networking technology. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the CISCO CCNA, CCNP, VoIP, and CCNA Security, the CompTIA N+, the CompTIA A+, and the Microsoft MCSA. The program sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Show preparation for national exams/certifications.
  • Research information and technologies.
  • Identify with today's business, industry standards.
  • Evaluate information presented in graphical form.
  • Organize ideas to support a position.
  • Translate concepts into current working business environment.
  • Demonstrate oral communications skills such as presentation for an audience, discussions, and debates.
  • Use visual aids effectively to support an oral presentation.
  • Demonstrate writing abilities such as: reports, instructions, and documentation.
  • Exhibits good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals.
  • Develop and demonstrate troubleshooting skills.