Computer Technology - A.A.B.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Computer Technology provides students with a core curriculum of programming, operating systems and networks, website development and workgroup productivity technologies.

The degree program articulates fully or in part with concentrations in the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree and the certificate in Computer Forensics and Information Security.

The Computer Technology major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Application Development Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions such as computer programmer/application developer using industry-standard languages and technologies.
  • The General Technology concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in small- and medium-sized organizations that require computer staff to perform a wide variety of technical duties.
  • The Internet/Multimedia Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions in Web development, social media, and digital media.
  • The Network Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions in tech support and networking fields administering Windows-based systems.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Online
  • Ashtabula Campus
  • East Liverpool Campus
  • Geauga Campus
  • Salem Campus
  • Trumbull Campus
  • Tuscarawas Campus
  • Geauga-Twinsburg Regional Academic Center

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in client computing and user support
  2. An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in database and information management
  3. An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in digital media and immersive technology
  4. An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in networking and convergence
  5. An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in programming and application development
  6. An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in servers, storage and virtualization
  7. An ability to function effectively as a member of a diverse team to accomplish common goals
  8. An ability to read and interpret technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and write clearly for a wide range of audiences
  9. An ability to engage in continuous learning as well as research and assess new ideas and information to provide the capabilities for lifelong learning
  10. An ability to exhibit professional, legal, and ethical behavior
  11. An ability to demonstrate business awareness and workplace effectiveness

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
COMT 11002VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING 3
COMT 11004SURVEY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
COMT 11005INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY 3
COMT 11006INTRODUCTION TO WEB SITE TECHNOLOGY 3
COMT 11009COMPUTER ASSEMBLY AND CONFIGURATION 4
COMT 21002NETWORK SETUP AND CONFIGURATION 4
COMT 21009SEMINAR IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 3
COMT 21010WORKGROUP PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMT 11000INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS 3
or COMT 21007 INTERNET ETHICS AND POLICIES
COMT 12000INTERMEDIATE OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS 3
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
or OTEC 26638 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Business Electives, choose from the following:3-4
ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS
ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences 13
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
Concentrations
Choose from the following:9-10
Minimum Total Credit Hours:63-64
1

Recommended: PSYC 11762 or SOC 12050

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Application Development Technology Concentration Requirements

[RE-AAB-COMT-APDT]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
COMT 21005VISUAL BASIC DATABASE PROGRAMMING 4
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:6
C++ PROGRAMMING
JAVA PROGRAMMING
C SHARP PROGRAMMING
WEB SCRIPTING I
Minimum Total Credit Hours:10

General Technology Concentration Requirements

[RE-AAB-COMT-GTEC]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
Computer Technology (COMT) Electives9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

Internet/Multimedia Technology Concentration Requirements

[RE-AAB-COMT-IMMT]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
COMT 21011TECHNIQUES OF MULTIMEDIA WEB DESIGN 3
COMT 21007INTERNET ETHICS AND POLICIES 3
or COMT 21036 WEB SCRIPTING I
Computer Technology (COMT) Elective3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

Network Technology Concentration Requirements

[RE-AAB-COMT-NWTC]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
Computer Technology (COMT) Elective3
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:6
LOCAL AREA NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING
INTRODUCTION TO ROUTING AND SWITCHING
ETHICAL HACKING
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
COMT 11000
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS
or INTERNET ETHICS AND POLICIES
3
!COMT 11004 SURVEY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
!COMT 11005 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!COMT 11002 VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING 3
!COMT 11006 INTRODUCTION TO WEB SITE TECHNOLOGY 3
!COMT 11009 COMPUTER ASSEMBLY AND CONFIGURATION 4
!COMT 12000 INTERMEDIATE OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS 3
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
or BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!COMT 21002 NETWORK SETUP AND CONFIGURATION 4
!COMT 21010 WORKGROUP PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE 3
Business Elective 3-4
Concentration Requirement or Concentration Elective 3-4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Semester Four
!COMT 21009 SEMINAR IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 3
Concentration Electives 6
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:63-64