COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE DESIGN A.A.S.
This program provides the foundation in the design of both computer hardware and software. It combines the electronics of hardware design with the problem-solving and logic skills of software design. It offers exciting and rewarding opportunities in the rapidly developing computer hardware/software industry.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Develop modular programs with proper documentation and error trapping
- Utilize methods involved in analyzing and designing information systems
- Effectively utilize the major tools of Microsoft Office Professional including spreadsheets, databases, word processing and presentation programs
- Understand electrical terminology and component recognition
- Interpret manufacturers’ technical data sheets on components
- Interpret electrical schematics
- Build, test, and troubleshoot Analog and Digital electrical circuits on breadboards
- Effectively communicate technical information to appropriate audiences
Entry-level positions for technicians in various fields of computers, and in programming, computer operations, communications, computer science, and automation.
Students planning to transfer should contact their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for more information. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.
This curriculum provides the knowledge and skill in both hardware and software needed to enter a professional career in computer design.
The curriculum listed on this page represents the minimum coursework required for the AAS degree in Computer Hardware/Software Design. Any exception must have the written consent of the chair of the Division of Natural and Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology.
A background in algebra and trigonometry is recommended.
|ENGL 101||Freshman English I||3|
|CS 120||Foundations of Computer Science||3|
|ELEC 101||Electrical Circuits||4|
|ELEC 105||Introduction to Digital Computers||4|
|MATH 104||College Algebra (or higher) *||3|
|Freshman English II
|ELEC 102||Basic Electronics||4|
|ELEC 107||Fundamentals of Microcomputers||4|
|CS 200||Programming in Visual Basic||3|
|BUS 225||Microcomputer Application Software||3|
|CS 080||Microcomputer Maintenance||1|
|CS 222||Programming in C/C++||3|
|Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|Health or Physical Education||1|
|BUS 226||Advanced Microcomputer Application Software||3|
|CS 225||Introduction to Networks||3|
|Technical Elective **||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||63|