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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Technology Support and Administration, AAS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5957
CIP Code: 11.1001

Program Description

The Computer Technology Support and Administration program prepares students to analyze information technology infrastructure needs in an enterprise setting. Upon completion, students will be able to recommend appropriate hardware and software systems, construct, configure, implement, and manage these systems, and train others to do the same. Specific job titles that the graduate would be qualified for include computer systems analyst, network analyst, network engineer, computer support specialist, network support specialist, computer support technician, and PC help desk. The coursework prepares students for professional certifications. General education courses that are required ensure individuals have the necessary oral, written, and critical thinking skills to fulfill their professional responsibilities.

Program Prerequisites

Course placement into MATH 0070  or above, or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher, course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent.

Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 20

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 9

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Total Credits: 7

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041 

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 16

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 3

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

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Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer. This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate factual, conceptual, and procedural, knowledge related to the administration and maintenance of enterprise computing systems
  2. Apply IT project planning techniques, and IT design process techniques
  3. Demonstrate self-learning and use of critical thinking/problem-solving skills
  4. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair computer hardware and software
  5. Administer, install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot the Windows desktop, Windows Server, and Linux operating systems

Program Contact Information

Paul Theisen 651.779.5770 Room 1745 East

Michelle Schoenecker 651.779.5833 Room 1742 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


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