CURRICULUM GUIDE

Microcomp Support Specialist
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0713  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Microcomputer support specialists install, modify and make minor repairs to
microcomputer hardware and software systems and provide technical assistance
and training to system users.  They install or assist service personnel in
installation of hardware and peripheral components, such as monitors,
keyboards, printers, and disk drives on user's premises, following design or
installation specifications.  They may also load software packages into the
computer; instruct users in use of equipment, software, and manuals; answer
clients' inquiries concerning the systems operation; and diagnose system
hardware, software, and operator problems.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Information Technology and Office Systems Department, Old Central
Building, Room 137, telephone number 483-1546.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 51 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 119    Word for Windows                                                 3
CABS 126    Excel                                                            3
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        3
CABS 182    Microsoft PowerPoint                                             3
CABS 195    Microsoft Windows                                                2
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3
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 235    Microcomputer Hardware Support                                   3
CISB 236    Microcomputer Software Support                                   3
ISCI 131    Integrated Science - Physical                                    4
MATH 119    Investigations with Math                                         3
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 15-17 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 1)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Writing                                                3-4 Credits
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

CHOICE 3:   Computer Related (See Note 3)                            6 Credits
CABS 129    Excel-Advanced                                                   3
CABS 180    Desktop Publishing PageMaker                                     3
CABS 219    Advanced Microsoft Word                                          3
CABS 232    Advanced Microsoft Access                                        2
CABS 234    Programming Microsoft Access                                     3
CISB 203    Developing Pages for the Web                                     3
CISB 231    Advanced Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 247    Microcomputer Project                                            2
CISB 250    Database Concepts                                                3
CISB 260    Systems Analysis and Design                                      4

CHOICE 4:   Accounting                                             3-4 Credits
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Corea area.
2.    Students must complete one course from CHOICE 2 to fulfill the
      requirements for this Core area.
3.    Students may also select from any course with a CABS or CISB prefix not
      already used to meet degree requirements.
4.    For graduation, a student must have earned a minimum 2.0 grade in each
      course with a CABS and CISB prefix.

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
CABS 126          CABS 119          CISB 102          CISB 230
CABS 182          CABS 133          CISB 133          CISB 235
CABS 195          CISB 114          CISB 200          CISB 236
CISB 100          CISB 130          MATH 119          ISCI 131
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           OADM 275          Lim.Ch.
                  Lim.Ch.           Lim. Ch.