Computer Studies and Information Processing, Computer Support Specialist - Associate in Science
Knight Campus, Warwick only
Computers and networks continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities which also includes business, manufacturing, education, and health care. This program provides balanced coverage of technology fundamentals, computer hardware, computer software, and networking technology. Emphasis is placed on operating principles of hardware and software, networking models, operating systems, and industry standards along with hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to configure and troubleshoot basic PCs, local area networks (LANs), and basic information technology. Integrated into the program are courses that prepare students to sit for both the CompTIA A+ and the MCITP.
Note: Students in this program must earn a grade of at least C in all computer course requirements and must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.
For list of MATH courses that fulfill the Math elective requirement for this program, please see table of Math Electives on the Computer Support Specialist page.
If you are interested in earning a bachelor's degree, please meet with an Academic Advisor who can help you select the courses that best prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university. For more information, you can also visit ritransfers.org with resources on course and program transfer to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, or visit CCRI's Transfer Articulation page for information on articulation agreements with colleges and universities throughout New England.