Associate of Applied Business in Computer Science Technology
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 are designed around the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for employment.
Computer Support Specialist
Computer support specialists provide technical assistance to computer users. They provide overall organizations 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 an 18% growth in total employment for this category through 2016. The Ohio Labor Market Information Services indicates a 15.5% increase in employment in this category through 2014.
Computer Networking Specialist
Computer networking specialist 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. The U.S. Department of Labor data indicates a 27% growth in total employment in this category through 2016.