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.
Program learning outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to acquire, organize, and evaluate terminology and information for making decisions and solving problems and providing solutions in a Data Analysis environment.
- Demonstrate employability skills and professionalism through sound work habits, ethics, and responsibility, and work individually and in diverse team settings.
- Demonstrate solution strategies to formulate and write project descriptions and documents by using the appropriate computational, technical, and communication skills and technologies relating to the Data Analysis field.