Computer Systems Technology

The CST associate degree program combines training in the design, implementation, and maintenance of microcomputer hardware with operating systems and network systems management and administration. This career-oriented degree also offers basic electrical engineering technology courses along with a diverse elective bank of computer studies and internet courses. Included is a basic general education core and a cooperative education option.   Apply & Register Program Details

The CST associate degree program combines training in the design, implementation, and maintenance of microcomputer hardware with operating systems and network systems management and administration. This career-oriented degree also offers basic electrical engineering technology courses along with a diverse elective bank of computer studies and internet courses. Included is a basic general education core and a cooperative education option.

 


Area of Interest:
Computer Studies
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
CIS-181 Linux/UNIX Essentials 3
CST-103 Microcomputer Operating Systems I: Workstations 3
MTH-123 Precalculus Mathematics I 4
HPE-... Health and Exercise Science Elective 1
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Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
CIS-187 Linux/UNIX Administration I 3
CST-102 Introduction to Networking 3
CST-106 Microcomputer Operating Systems II: Server Systems 3
MTH-124 Precalculus Mathematics II 4
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Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
CST-201 Advanced Networking 3
CIS-285 Linux/UNIX Networking and Security 3
EET-101 Electrical/Electronic Principles 3
CSC-171 Introductory Python Programming 3
PHY-103 Physics I (For the non-science major) or  
PHY-101 Physics I 4
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Second Semester
CST-109 Building, Upgrading, and Repairing Personal Computers 3
CST-204 Computer and Network Security 3
EET-221 Digital Circuits 3
CIM-115 Microcontroller Applications 3
...-... Diversity: Humanities General Education Elective 3
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  Total Minimum Credits 61

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to qualify for entry-level employment
    as a Microcomputer Technician, Systems Administrator,
    Network Manager, Technical Support Specialist, and related
    jobs in the computer support and networking fields.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.
  • To prepare students for the following industry certifications:

    - A+
    - Network +
    - Security +
    - Cisco CCENT

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of modern microcomputer operating systems, network architecture, hardware architecture, and subsystems to network, repair and manage operating systems.
  2. Solve basic network design and application problems using knowledge of common network architectures and network software.
  3. Utilize electronic principles and digital electronics necessary to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair computer and network hardware problems.

Employment Opportunities

  • Computer service engineering technician
  • Computer systems technician
  • Network manager
  • Technical control specialist

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partner:

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Contact Person

Richard Dolan, Director
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4518
email: rdolan@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

11.0101

Program Code

CST.AAS