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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2012-2013 Catalog 
    Jan 26, 2021  
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Support Specialist Concentration, Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Information Systems Technology

The Information Systems Technology program is designed to give students the opportunity to choose the area of Information Technology most appealing to them. Students earn the A.A.S. degree in Information Systems Technology specializing in a concentration. This curriculum is for students interested in these concentrations: Computer Forensics, Computer Support, Developer, Networking Technology, and Simulation and Digital Entertainment. Students who select one of these concentrations and wish to transfer to a four-year institution or who are interested in computer science should consult an academic advisor. Completion of the Information Systems Technology degree must be within four years of catalog date due to constantly changing technology. Students who do not complete their degree requirements within four years will fall under the latest catalog. Courses with (CW 150) in the title are HCC courses aligned with Cyberwatch curriculum.

General Education Requirements (21-23 Credits)

 Please note that Computer Forensics concentration and Simulation and Digital Entertainment concentration require specific General Education requirements.


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science

Information Literacy

Computer Support Specialist

The Computer Support Specialist concentration provides students with the skills necessary for a career in the computer support field. Courses will concentrate on current packages for word processing, spreadsheets, database management, Internet access, presentation, and web publishing. Two different operating systems will also be covered. Classes are conducted in hands-on labs. Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared for MCSA, A+, and Net+ certification exams. Students are required to keyboard 25 words a minute for two minutes with two errors or less before enrolling in IST courses beyond IST 102 . A keyboarding proficiency examination is available for those who wish to test out of this requirement.

Restricted Electives (3-4 Credits)

Approved courses are listed below. Electives should be selected in consultation with the Technology and Computer Studies Division to satisfy career goals and/or transfer college requirements.

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)

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