SUNY Sullivan offers two tracks to prepare professionals for rewarding careers in computer information systems and technology – Computer Programming and Computer Support.
Each track is designed to provide the background necessary for immediate employment or transfer to a four-year program. The tracks include courses in hardware and specialized software, programming, logic and problem solving, application skills, database management, and web design in order to provide graduates with a diversified skill set. A core of liberal arts classes provides the student with the communication and critical thinking skills required for career advancement.
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Students in Computer Support learn the skills necessary to effectively design and manage information systems in modern business. Courses concentrate on the alignment of information systems with the business decision-making process.
After successfully completing the requirements of the Computer Support AAS degree program, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
- the fundamentals of computer architecture and organization
- computer hardware: components, purpose, relationships, and integration
- computer software: usage, design, installation, management, configuration, debugging, and file management
- operating systems
- the fundamentals of algorithms
- mathematical skills as applied to problem-solving and logic
- the fundamentals of database management
- the fundamentals of project management
- the fundamentals of accounting
- the fundamentals of business management
- the fundamentals of computerized business systems
Graduates will also be prepared to
- use procedural problem-solving skills to diagnose, document, and troubleshoot technological problems
- provide entry level IT help desk support in a range of end user environments
- apply effective communication and technical skills in the workplace
- create, maintain, edit, and format word processing documents
- create, maintain, edit, and format spreadsheets
- create, maintain, edit, and query databases using structured query language
- create, maintain, edit, and format desktop publishing documents
- create and maintain web pages and web sites
- apply the systems development lifecycle in project management