Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
The goals and objectives of the Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer are to prepare students
for seamless transfer to a CSU. The Computer Science program prepares students for employment in careers
in Information Technology such as computer programming and for transfer to baccalaureate institutions in order
to pursue an advanced degree. Transfer students need to focus on integrating theory and the hands-on skills
using current tools and technologies. Get more information about Associate in Science for Transfer (ADT) - Computer Science ADT (PDF)
The associate degree and the Certificate of Achievement in Database Administration prepare students to either enter the workforce as an entry-level information and communication technologies (ICT) professional or pursue a baccalaureate degree in computer science. Most graduates who enter the workforce work as database administrators or database associates. Other possible careers open to graduates of an associate degree in database administration include database program designer, database programmer (application developer), and database analyst. Get more information about Database Administration A.S. Degree (PDF).
Computer support technicians provide technical assistance to computer users. They answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. They may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Computer network technicians analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. They perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Get more information about Information Technology A.S. Degree (PDF).
IT Service and Support technicians provide a single point of contact for end users to receive support and maintenance within the organization's desktop computing environment. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all PC hardware and equipment to ensure optimal workstation performance. The technician will also troubleshoot problem areas (in person, by telephone, or via email) in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end-user assistance where required. Get more information about IT Service and Support A.S. Degree (PDF).
Network Administrator A.S. Degree *** CAE2Y Curriculum Path ***
Network Administrators manage all of the day-to-day aspects of a computer network. In addition to configuring networks they are responsible for making the network operational 24 hours a day. Tasks performed include installing and configuring new equipment, including desktop PCs and servers, troubleshooting day to day problems and unusual issues with networked equipment, and evaluating the need for upgrades or replacements of current computer hardware and software solutions. Students who achieve this program can become employed as a network administrator in virtually all businesses and enterprises where computers and networks are used. Students are also well prepared for industry certification. Get more information about Network Administrator A.S. Degree (PDF).
System Administrators are responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, especially multi-user computers such as servers. The system administrator seeks to ensure that the uptime, performance, resources, and security of the computers he or she manages meet the needs of the users, without exceeding the budget. To meet these needs a system administrator may acquire, install, or upgrade computer components and software; automate routine tasks; write computer programs; troubleshoot; train and/or supervise staff; and provide technical support. Get more information about System Administration A.S. Degree (PDF).