Associate of Applied Business in Computer Science Technology

BGSU Firelands

Martin S. Anderson, M.B.A., program director

The associate of applied business in computer science technology prepares students for employment as computer support specialists or computer networking specialists. Employment opportunities for these fields are expected to grow. The curriculum for each of these majors is designed around the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for employment.

Computer Support Specialist - Fall 2021 course requirements

Computer support specialists provide technical assistance to computer users. They provide overall corporate support in the selection and implementation of new software as well as work at the individual level answering questions and solving problems. They must be knowledgeable of hardware, operating systems, application software, and peripheral devices. Employment opportunities exist in industries that design and provide services for computer systems, administrative units of companies, school systems, and software publishers. The U.S. Department of Labor data indicates a 30% growth in total employment for this occupation.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this program are expected to achieve the following:

  • Implement a hardware and software configuration responsive to an identified scenario;
  • Identify and implement a variety of enterprise-level storage technologies;
  • Implement a simple set of web pages to identify a person or business;
  • Use a programming language or a scripting language to solve a problem;
  • Analyze user needs and use them in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems;
  • Describe the legal, social, and ethical environment as it applies to computer science technology;
  • Create and present training materials for users of computer science technology.

Computer Networking Specialist - Fall 2021 course requirements

Computer networking specialists install, configure, and support the corporation's computer network. Graduates must be knowledgeable of local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), and the Internet system. Other key skills taught in the program include the ability to maintain hardware and software to keep a network available and operating securely and efficiently.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this program are expected to achieve the following:

  • Implement a hardware and software configuration responsive to an identified scenario;
  • Plan, design, and implement a converged computer network system;
  • Identify and implement a variety of enterprise-level storage technologies;
  • Use a programming language or scripting language to solve a problem;
  • Plan and implement a computer network physical system including making cables and punch-down connections;
  • Describe the legal, social, and ethical environments as it applies to computer science technology;
  • Create and present training material for users of computer science technology.