Computer Systems Technology
Department: Information and Computer Technologies
School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
CIP Code: 15.1202
MCC Program Code: CP01
NYSED Code (BRI): 85365
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.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC). Typing or keyboarding recommended.
|FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|CPT 114 Problem Solving and Robotics||3|
|CPT 115 Introduction to Networks||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
|SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|CPT 101 Python Programming||4|
|COMPUTER SYSTEMS ELECTIVE**||3|
|ENR 157 Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers||4|
|THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours|
|CSC 202 Programming Embedded Microcontrollers in C and Assembly||4|
|CPT 211 Android App Design for Mobile Devices||3|
|COMPUTER SYSTEMS ELECTIVES**||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
|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|
* 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, CPT217, 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