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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2014-2015 Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2022  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed MAT 101 - College Algebra or higher 3   Gen Ed ENG 102 - Composition and Literature or ENG 112 - Technical Writing I 3
Gen Ed ENG 101 - English Composition 3   IST 150 PC Tech:  Repair and Troubleshooting 3
Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science Gen Ed; 3-4 credits 3   IST 108 Microsoft Operating System 3
IST 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3   IST 154 Networking Basics 3
BUS 145 Customer Service 1   IST 103 Presentation Software 1
        IST 105 Fundamentals of Word Processing 3
TOTAL   13   TOTAL   16
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences Gen Ed 3   Gen Ed Diversity Gen Ed 3
IST 106 or IST 107 IST 106 Spreadsheet Software or IST 107 Database Management 3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities Gen Ed 3
WEB 101 Web Design I 3   IST 109 UNIX/Linus Operating System 3
IST 261 Server Management I 3   IST 204 Help Desk Technology and Services 3
IST 151 PC Tech:  Operating Systems 3   Restricted Elective Choose from the list in consultation with an advisor; 3 - 4 credits 4
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   16

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)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science


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.

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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