Academics

Computer Science - Associate in Science Programs

Program Goals

The purpose of these programs is to prepare students for employment in the areas of specialization for these job titles.

  • Computer Programming and Analysis: This program offers a sequence of courses that provides rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as entry level programmers, programmer specialists, computer programmers, senior programmers, chief business programmers, programmer analysts and information systems programmers.
    The content prepares individuals to analyze business situations and to design, develop and write computer programs; store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data and information; analyze problems using logic/analysis tools; code into computer language; and test, monitor, debug, document and maintain computer programs.
  • Computer Information Technology: This program offers a sequence of courses that provides rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in positions such as a PC support technician, help desk technician, user support analyst, applications system analyst, information systems specialist, technical support analyst, computer information manager, user support supervisor, computer systems analyst, customer service representative, computer operator, computer repair technician, computer sales person, help desk office supervisor, office systems support specialist, software tester, software trainer or user support specialist in information technology.
    The content includes but is not limited to microcomputer-oriented operating procedures, software applications packages and hardware in order to devise efficient methods to manage a microcomputer-based work environment, develop new systems to meet projected needs, select and install information technology equipment, troubleshoot information technology equipment, and manage and support information technology users.
  • Network Systems Technology: This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as cabling specialist, PC support technician, network control operator, data communications analyst, help desk specialist, network technician, computer security specialist, network specialist, network manager, network systems analyst, network systems technician, network troubleshooter, WAN/LAN manager or systems administrator.
    The content includes, but is not limited to, how to plan, install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage computer networks in a LAN/WAN environment.  Students will be prepared to apply conceptual and theoretical knowledge to the workplace utilizing technical skills learned during the program.

 

Program Entrance Requirements

To be admitted to any of these programs, a student must have:

  • Achieved a level of mathematics proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into MAC 1105  or higher, as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF);
  • Achieved a level of English and reading proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into ENC 1101  or higher, as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at SCF; and
  • Successfully completed Computer Information Systems (CGS 1000) with a grade of “C” or better

 

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