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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S. Microcomputer Applications Specialist Option (486)

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This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Microcomputer Applications Specialist Degree option provides students with concepts and skills in the installation and use of software for microcomputers in a business or technical environment. This option prepares students to function as PC applications specialists.

Program Description: The Microcomputer Applications Degree introduces students to a sequence of commonly used applications, focusing on concepts and principles in addition to extensive hands-on experience. Business and communications courses will lay the groundwork for employment in a business or technical environment. Successful completion of this program will enable students to function as PC applications specialists to solve problems in a business or other computing environment, provide training in the use of PC applications, and provide software technical support. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.

Program Goals: The Microcomputer Applications Specialist Degree program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Promote technical competency, professional knowledge and ethical responsibility.
  • Integrate knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to a PC applications support/training environment.
  • Provide knowledge of applications packages and troubleshooting skills.
  • Prepare students for successful careers in microcomputer applications or for further study in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Design Secure Network Operating Systems.
  • Evaluate management, maintenance, and security of networks using the concepts associated with data communications and networking.
  • Evaluate management and maintenance of operating systems and computer hardware.
  • Plan, design, configure, and troubleshoot a CISCO-based network.

Contact Person: Ms. Diana Hill

Program Requirements:

[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Minimum Required Credits: 60

Mathematics Electives (G.Ed.) can be satisfied by:

Program Electives can be satisfied by:

  •  CIS 110, 165, 190.


♦ Must be taken within the first 12 hours unless exempted by meeting established standards.

+ Prerequisite or corequisite. See course description for details.

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