Computer Technology (Networking and Programming)
If you enjoy computers and want to know how computers and computer networks work, the computer technology field might be the place to be. If this is true, then WACC’s Computer Technology program is just the program to kick-off your technology related education and career. Starting out in the Computer Technology program can get you started toward many specialties. Some of the potential careers include positions such as an Information Technology Specialist, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Help Desk Analyst, Technical Support Specialist, Network Support Specialist, Network Technician, Computer Specialist, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Webmaster, Web Designer, Web Developer, App Developer, Computer Programmer, or many other related positions.
Computer Technology – Computer Technology is a one- or two-year program open to juniors and seniors who want to work with repair, networking, programming, web and application development of computers and portable devices. The latest methods of networking, configuring operating systems, programming, and web and application development will be covered in the class. Qualified students will acquire the skills to potentially pass the Testout PC Pro, Network Pro, ComTIA A+ and Network certifications. In addition, the course introduces students to the formal concepts of object-oriented computer programming, including program design, control structures, data structures and algorithms using the Java and other programming languages. Second year students will continue with advanced topics and could involve possible internship opportunities to qualified students.
5 Dual Credits with SVCC: 3 credits for CIS 167 and 2 credits for CIS 151. Dual credits pending for 2nd year students.
Recommended Student Criteria: Students enrolled in Computer Technology will be required to sit at a desk for an hour and forty-five minutes, walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach while performing typical computer repair work; use hands to finger, have hand-eye coordination; handle or feel objects, tools or controls; lift and/or move objects and materials of up to 50 pounds in weight.