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. 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.
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
CPT 212 Wireless and Remote Sensor Technology
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. Some of these choices are 4-credit courses. Because some of these courses have prescribed pre-requisites, students should consult an advisor before making their selection.
**Choose from: CPT 215, 216, 217, 218; CSC 101, 214, 215, 223, 225; CIS 200, 201. NOTE: Some of the listed courses are offered for 4-credits.
#Selected MTH course must also qualify for MCC-QL.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Students who wish to use this degree as the foundation for transfer to a four-year institution should work with an advisor to determine best course selections.