Computer Technology

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Course Description

Computer Technology provides an overview of the major components of this course, including website design, computer programming, hardware maintenance and troubleshooting, operating system administration (Windows, Linux and DOS), 3D animation and design, digital video, and Basic game design.

A portion of the Computer Technology curriculum incorporates the Carnegie Mellon University’s LEGO robotics engineering program where students design and program robots to complete tasks.  Students will prepare for global certifications in areas of CompTIA A+ Certification and CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of IT at course completion.

Course Content

• Cyber science
• Robotics engineering
• Network administration
• Operating systems
• Web design concepts
• General programming skills (Visual Basic,
JavaScript, CSS and HTML5)
• Green IT standards
• Wireless security
• Network defense and hacking
• Network design and implementation
• Network device configuration

College Credit

Students are eligible to earn up to seven college credits from Tompkins Cortland Community College.

3 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3  — CSS 112 (Hardware Repair and Maintenance)
3 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3  — CIS 132 (Network Design)
1 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3  — CAPS 152 (Web page Design)

College Agreements:

  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Bryant and Stratton College

Career Opportunities Can Include:

  • Computer Technical Support
  • Network Support Technician
  • Help Desk Customer Support Technician
  • Installation and Maintenance Technician of various electronic devices
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Website Designer
  • Computer Operator
  • Network Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Communications Technician

NYS Area Colleges with Related Majors:

Mohawk Valley Community College

Cayuga Community College

Corning Community College

Finger Lakes Community College

Onondaga Community College

Ithaca College

SUNY Cobleskill

SUNY Morrisville

Alfred State College

SUNY IT

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Program Considerations:

• Apply problem solving skills
• Work individually and as a team member
• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Think logically and sequentially
• Be organized and detail-oriented
• Work online to learn content
• Be able to follow computer schematics
• Maintain confidential information and
follow ethical guidelines
• Possess strong time management skills