Associate of Applied Science

Computer Technology

The Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Computer Technology (CT) qualifies an individual to plan, implement, and support networking configurations in a business or industry. Students learn desktop applications, basic networking knowledge, operating systems, and network operating systems. The completion of all the coursework will prepare students to take Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Vista Client certification, Microsoft Office Specialist Core/Expert exams, and CompTIA A+ Service Technician exams.

Occupational Objective: Computer Technician.

  • Build, configure, install, trouble shoot, maintain and repair the current generation of personal computers and Microsoft operating systems.
  • Install and maintain wire and wireless networks for small business and home networks.
  • Perform basic network administrative functions for the support of a modern server with understanding of Domain Name Server (DNS),
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  • Demonstrate entry-level skills in hardware maintenance of multi-media equipment, including home entertainment and corporate and academic presentation equipment.
  • Understand the basic economics of consumer and business markets for digital equipment, with ability to competitively select and purchase equipment and software.
  • Perform work in a team environment with an emphasis on completion and quality of work.
  • Possess the skills necessary to pass the industry standard Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST), Microsoft Certified
  • Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Vista Client Certification, and CompTIA A+ Service Technician exams.
Related Instruction Requirements
Communications (WRIT 101 or WRIT 104) 3
Computer Applications (CAPP 131) 3
Health (HLTH Options) 2
Human Relations (HS 100) 1
Mathematics (M 111 or M 121) 3-4
Native American Studies (NASX Options) 3
Total Related Instruction credits required for degree 15-16
Computer Technology Program of Study
CAPP 156 MS Excel 3
CAPP 158 MS Access 3
CSCI 100 Introduction to Programming 3
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency 3
CSCI 240 Databases and SQL 3
ITS 164 Networking Fundamentals 3
ITS 171 Windows Server Administration 3
ITS 182 Help Desk Support 3
ITS 2o5 Computer Hardware and Software Management 3
ITS 218 Networking Security 3
ITS 226 Operating Systems 3
ITS 286 Help Desk Support II 3
ITS 299 Senior Thesis/Capstone 3
MART 145 Web Design 3
MART 258 Introduction to Dreamweaver for Media Arts 3
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 45
Total credits required for degree 60-61

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.