CURRICULAR GUIDE

Electronics Technology, Computer Technician
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0743  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

A computer service technician is highly knowledgeable in both computer
hardware and software.  This person must not only understand the operation of
the computer system, but must also diagnose and repair the system when it
fails, make upgrades and perform preventive maintenance.  A computer service
technician also answers customers' questions relating to correct use of
computers or components and may install new equipment.  A successful computer
service technician must understand electronics, computer hardware and
software, and how they work together to make the computer operate.  Computer
service technicians are employed in computer sales and service shops and any
place a large number of computers are found.  Not all courses in this program
transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 57 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 195    Microsoft Windows                                                2
CISB 107    DOS Management                                                   1
CISB 114    Programming Logic                                                3
CISB 130    Data Communications                                              3
CISB 133    Operating Systems                                                3
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 230    Intro to Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 231    Advanced Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 236    Microcomputer Software Support                                   3
ELCT 100    Schematic Drawing                                                1
ELCT 120    Programming Preparation                                          2
ELCT 151    Computer Troubleshooting                                         3
ELCT 160    Logic Problems Analysis                                          3
ELCT 161    Soldering/Desoldering                                            1
ELCT 170    Computer Repair Electronics I                                    6
ELCT 171    Computer Repair Electronics II                                   6
ELCT 180    Computer Test Equipment I                                        3
ELCT 181    Computer Test Equipment II                                       2
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3
LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 9 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Word Processing                                          2 Credits
CABS 119    Word for Windows                                                 2
CABS 121    WordPerfect for Windows                                          2

CHOICE 3:   Spreadsheet                                              2 Credits
CABS 123    Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS                                              2
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 127    Quattro Pro                                                      2
CABS 128    Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows                                          2

CHOICE 4:   Database                                                 2 Credits
CABS 132    Paradox Database                                                 2
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students interested in specializing in microcomputer software support
      should review the curriculum guide for Microcomputer Support Specialist,

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ELCT 100          CISB 114          CABS 195          CISB 133
ELCT 120          CISB 130          CISB 107          CISB 231
ELCT 160          ELCT 151          CISB 200          CISB 236
ELCT 161          ELCT 171          CISB 230          Lim.Ch.
ELCT 170          ELCT 181          WRIT 124          Lim.Ch.
ELCT 180                            Lim.Ch.
SPCH 110                            Lim.Ch.