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Computer Technology - A.A.B.

COLLEGE: Regional College
DEPARTMENT: Division of Applied Business


DESCRIPTION: The Associate of Applied Business in Computer Technology provides students with a core consisting of programming, operating systems and networks, Web site development and workgroup productivity technologies. Students may choose from concentrations in specific areas including applications development, Internet/multimedia, and network technologies. These concentrations allow students to focus their studies and begin to prepare for various professional certifications. There is also a general concentration that prepares students for positions in small- and medium-sized organizations that require computer staff to perform a wide variety of technical duties. In addition, the concentrations may articulate fully or in part with available certificates in microcomputer applications, database administrator and advanced Internet; please contact an advisor for more information. The degree is available at the Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses. Most of the courses for this major are available at the Geauga and Salem campuses.
Computer support specialists and systems administrators held about 862,000 jobs in 2006. Of these, approximately 552,000 were computer support specialists and about 309,000 were network and computer systems administrators. Although they worked in a wide range of industries, about 23 percent of all computer support specialists and systems administrators were employed in professional, scientific, and technical services industries, principally computer systems design and related services. Substantial numbers of these workers were also employed in administrative and support services companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies, educational institutions, software publishers, telecommunications organizations, health care organizations, and management of companies and enterprises.

Employers of computer support specialists and systems administrators range from startup companies to established industry leaders. As computer networks become an integral part of business, industries not typically associated with computers—such as construction—increasingly need computer support workers.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Minimum 60 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and in major.
ACCREDITATION: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
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