Computer Systems Technology

Find your computer systems niche and run with it.

From computer installation and repair to network planning, the computer systems technology associate degree from Monroe Community College gives you the flexibility to pursue a career that fits your interests. Work with MCC’s information and computer technologies professors in state-of-the-art learning facilities including our robotics lab, and develop skills in cybersecurity and Python.

Be prepared to build critical thinking and problem solving skills in real-life class projects with your peers. When you graduate, you'll be ready to make a difference right away in jobs like these:

  • Telecommunications equipment installer and repairer
  • Computer network support specialist
  • Computer operator
  • Demonstrator and product promoter
  • Computer user support specialist
  • PC maintenance technician

Build Your Computer Networking Skills and Network Your Way to a Rewarding Career

The computer systems technology associate degree program at MCC provides you with comprehensive computer systems knowledge used in today’s networked environments. Your coursework will include training with the latest networking components and tools from industry leaders such as Cisco Systems. You’ll become a creative problem solver, and develop skills in essential areas, including:

  • Electronics
  • Digital logic
  • Programming
  • Computer architecture
  • Operating systems

A rewarding career awaits in the lab, at the IT office, or out in the field. You may start your career at leading employers such as:

  • University of Rochester
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Constellation Brands
  • Rochester Regional Health System
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Frontier Communications

To find out more about the computer systems technology A.A.S. from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.

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COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Information and Computer Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 15.1202
MCC Program Code: CP01
NYSED Code (BRI): 85365

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
This program is designed with the 21st century technician in mind, providing students with the skills necessary to work with state-of-the-art embedded systems that include mobile and remote sensing devices. All of the core courses in the curriculum have practical laboratory components that provide students with hands-on experience utilizing essential diagnostic hardware and software development tools. The curriculum focuses on building critical thinking and problem solving skills with an emphasis on practical applications. Flexible elective options in Math, Science and Computer Systems allow the student to fine tune their skills in the areas of networking, programming, or systems design and integration to suit their particular background and future needs. This added flexibility provides students with the option to continue their education and obtain an AS degree with transfer options in Computer Science or Computer Engineering within an additional semester or two of study.
(Housed in the Information and Computer Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
2. Analyze a problem critically, and then identify and define the computing requirement appropriate to its solution.
3. Solve problems (programming, networking) utilizing characteristic diagnostic tools.
4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
5. Demonstrate effective communication skills (oral, written) with a range of audiences.
6. Demonstrate strong programming skills (write, debug, test computer programs).
7. Sustain (setup, maintain, and evaluate) network environments.
8. Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation or administration of computer-based systems.
9. Create (design, program and implement) an embedded autonomous control system.
10. Operate effectively (work with, setup, or evaluate) both basic analog and digital electronic test equipment.
11. Assist in the creation of an effective project plan.
12. Integrate hardware/software based solutions into the user environment effectively.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC). Typing or keyboarding recommended.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
CPT 114 Problem Solving and Robotics 3
CPT 115 Introduction to Networks 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE* 3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
CPT 101 Python Programming 4
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ELECTIVE** 3
ENR 157 Digital Systems 4
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE* 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CSC 202 Programming Embedded Microcontrollers in C and Assembly 4
CPT 211 Android App Design for Mobile Devices 3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE* 3
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ELECTIVES** 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
CPT 210 Operating Systems and Peripherals 3
CPT 212 Wireless and Remote Sensor Technology 3
ENG 251 Technical Communications 3
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ELECTIVE*** 3
COMPUTER SYSTEMS CAPSTONE ELECTIVE*** 1
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total17
TOTAL CREDITS63

* Mathematics Electives: MTH 160, MTH 165, MTH 172, MTH 175, MTH 210, MTH 211, MTH 220

**Computer Systems Electives:
Networking Skills Options: CPT 215, CPT 216, CPT 217, CPT 218
Programming Skills Options: CIS 200, CSC 101, CSC 223, CSC 225
Specialized Skills Options: CSC 214, CSC 215

***Computer Systems Capstone Electives:
ENR 259 Engineering Design Lab OR CPT 213 Computer Systems Design Lab
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