AOS or AAS in Applied Computer Technology

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An Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Applied Computer Technology (ACT) will prepare you for a career in computer support occupations that involve:

  • Installing, maintaining, upgrading and repairing computer hardware and software.
  • Networking and security that allows computers to be secured and safely communicate and share resources with one another.

As a student in the Applied Computer Technology program, you will select an area to specialize in by choosing a program concentration in either Computer Tech Support or Networking and Cyber Security.

Computer Tech Support Concentration

If you select this concentration, you will develop skills specific to working with people to solve their computer-related problems. These skills prepare you to work at a help desk responding to client's computer problems, and perform setup, upgrades and repairs to computers and computer peripherals.

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Networking and Cyber Security Concentration

If you select this concentration, you will develop skills specific to network and network security support, including server set-up, support and administration; network set-up, troubleshooting and repair; identifying and implementing security policies; and installing appropriate hardware and software to support a secure and robust network.