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

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
CIS-181 Linux/UNIX Essentials 3
CST-103 Microcomputer Operating Systems I: Workstations 3
MTH-100 Algebraic Concepts 4
HPE-... Health and Exercise Science Elective 1
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Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II2 3
CIS-187 Linux/UNIX Administration I3 3
CST-102 Introduction to Networking4 3
CST-106 Microcomputer Operating Systems II: Server Systems4 3
MTH-124 Precalculus Mathematics II 4
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Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
CST-201 Advanced Networking5 3
CIS-285 Linux/UNIX Networking and Security6 3
EET-105 Introduction to Electricity & Electronics7 3
CSC-171 Introductory Python Programming 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective 4
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Second Semester
CST-109 Building, Upgrading, and Repairing Personal Computers 3
CST-204 Computer and Network Security8 3
CST-212 Advanced Routing and Switchingz9 3
CIM-115 Microcontroller Applications 3
...-... Diversity: Humanities General Education Elective 3
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  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Prerequisite: ENG-101
3 Prerequisite: CIS-181
4 Prerequisite: CST-103
5 Prerequisite: CST-102
6 Prerequisites: CIS-181, CST-102, CSC-171
7 Prerequisite: MTH-100
8 Prerequisite: CST-102; Co-requisite: CST-109
9 Prerequisite: CST-201

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