COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
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)
1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
2. Configure or create hardware/software based systems to specification.
3. Demonstrate technical problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify problems, conduct experiments, and analyze data.
4. Design and create programs, components, or processes that effectively integrate into a user or systems environment.
5. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
6. Demonstrate effective communication skills with a range of audiences.
Requirements for Program Entrance
ENG 101 College Composition
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 165 College Algebra
CPT 114 Problem Solving and Robotics
CPT 115 Introduction to Networks
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC)
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
First Semester Total:
CPT 101 Introduction to Computing
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
Second Semester Total:
Programming Embedded Microcontrollers in C and Assembly
CPT 211 Android App Design for Mobile Devices
PHL 105 Technology and Values
ENR 157 Digital Systems
CSC 206 Digital Computer Organization
Third Semester Total:
CPT 210 Operating Systems and Peripherals
CSC 215 Introduction to Linux
CRC 110 Introduction to Web Site Design
CPT 213 Computer Systems Design Lab
ENR 259 Engineering Design Lab
Fourth Semester Total;
*Choose from: MTH 160, 172, 175, 210, 211, 220.
**Choose from: CPT 120, 215; CSC 101, 223; CIS 110, 200, 201,209; CRC 133, 231.
#Selected MTH course must also qualify for MCC-QL.
Consult with your advisor regarding prerequisites for both Mathematics and Computer-Related elective choices.