Computer Technology

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 below.

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:

  • Student Success Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Data Modeling and Database Design
  • Programming Logic and Problem Solving
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • IT Project Management
  • Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL
  • Generating Reports for Decision Making
  • Microsoft SQL Server Database
  • Data Mining and Data Warehousing

Certificate Credits 31

Take these additional courses to earn an associate degree in computer technology that you can take right to the workforce or easily transfer to a bachelor’s degree program:

  • Help Desk and Computer Support Concepts
  • Computer Applications – Excel
  • Computer Applications – Access
  • Internet/Intranet Design and Development
  • College Composition
  • Explorations in Modern Mathematics
  • Effective Speaking or COM122 Interpersonal Communication or COM123 Small Group Communication
  • Social Science Elective
  • Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Advanced Microsoft SQL Server Database
  • Analyzing Software Requirements and Developing Solutions
  • Arts & Humanities Elective

Additional Credits 29