Computer technology studies the use of computers in business. As such, students study both business and technology and learn how to solve business problems using information technology. After learning about each key area of business, computer technology students learn the tools they will apply to solve problems. Tools include computer hardware, operating systems, networking, programming, and database management systems. Application of the tools includes distributed information systems, system analysis, system design, and decision support systems. Management includes technology management and system implementation.
Also, Stark State offers a data analytics certificate. All classes in the certificate can be applied directly to the associate degree in computer technology. See the breakdown under courses.
Your pathway to a degree
You can start with a data analytics certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in computer technology:
Data analytics certificate
Program learning outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to repair personal computers (PCs).
- Demonstrate understanding of networking fundamentals.
- Apply critical thinking skills to develop efficient algorithmic solutions to solve problems effectively.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply structured programming techniques and languages to create software and web solutions.
- Design, create, and manipulate a relational database.
- Manipulate data to generate data-driven and customized reports.
- Identify and apply Help Desk best practices including processes and procedures, tools and technologies, and the responsibilities of Help Desk analysts.
- Demonstrate professionalism and leadership skills as well as the ability to work individually and in diverse team settings.