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Programming

The mission of the Computer Technology program is to fulfill the community’s need for a competent workforce and economic growth by providing instruction in programming, mobile applications, network security, information technology and data assurance. The program prepares students in comprehensive current and cutting-edge educational programs, in order to cultivate knowledge planning, design and implementation of computer networks, cloud computing, systems analysis, database management, mobile-applications design and high-level object-oriented programs. In an age of technology where various devices such as manufacturing equipment, automobiles and even basic home appliances have access to the internet the need to properly understand, configure, design and maintain those devices are of the upmost importance.

Students opting to concentrate their studies in the Computer Programming (69 credit hours) area learn the concepts, principles and techniques of software production with both procedural and high-level object-oriented programming languages such as Python, JAVA and Database Fundamentals. Students are also required to take courses in web design that include topics such as HTML and ASP. Career opportunities in this area include the positions of Database Specialist, Computer Programmer and Site Administrator.

The Computer Technology field calls for the ability to work with abstract concepts and to perform exacting technical analyses. It is recommended that students entering this program have a strong analytical and math background.

OCtech’s Computer Technology program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Associate Degree in Applied Science
69 semester hours

The mission of the Computer Technology program is to fulfill the community’s need for a competent workforce and economic growth by providing instruction in programming, mobile applications, network security, information technology and data assurance. The program prepares students in comprehensive current and cutting-edge educational programs, in order to cultivate knowledge planning, design and implementation of computer networks, cloud computing, systems analysis, database management, mobile-applications design and high-level object-oriented programs. In an age of technology where various devices such as manufacturing equipment, automobiles and even basic home appliances have access to the internet the need to properly understand, configure, design and maintain those devices are of the upmost importance.

The area of Network Security and Information Assurance Technology (72 credit hours) involves a broad study of the foundations of; cloud computing, network management, network security and assessing security risks and vulnerabilities, in order to develop plans to minimize those threats. Career paths in this area include Computer Security Specialist, System Administrator, Systems Analyst, Information Systems Specialist, IT Support Technician, Project Managers, and Network Administrator.

The Computer Technology field calls for the ability to work with abstract concepts and to perform exacting technical analyses. It is recommended that students entering this program have a strong analytical and math background.

OCtech’s Computer Technology program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Associate Degree in Applied Science
72 semester hours

Database and Programming students will gain database design, SQL, and project management skills that are applicable to a variety of technical job roles. At the end of Database Programming with SQL, students can earn the opportunity to sit for the MTA- Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-364 Database Fundamentals exam. For students seeking professional certification, the courses map to Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) content. This is the first part of the Certiport Certified Associate degree, an industry-recognized certification. At the end of Database Programming with PLSQL, students can complete this certification.

Students should consult with their advisors prior to enrolling in these classes as appropriate scores or prerequisites may be required for program entrance.

Minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses.

Certificate – (CERTIPORT)
18 semester hours

This certificate will provide students with in-depth training in the configuration and use of CISCO Routers and switching. Upon completion students should be able to sit for the CCENT (100-105 ICDN1 Interconnecting CISCO Networking Devices, Part I) for entry-level network support positions or CCNA ( 100-105 ICDN1 Interconnecting CISCO Networking Devices Part I and 100-105 ICND2) exams.

Certificate
21 semester hours

This certificate program provides in-depth training in networking and server administration technology using Microsoft and various networking products and will assist in preparing the student to sit for the Microsoft Server, Network+ and Security+ examinations. This certificate can completed online or with traditional and online classes.

Certificate
18 semester hours

This program provides entry-level training in computer troubleshooting/repair, network security and systems analysis and design. This certificate can be completed online or as a combination of traditional and online classes.  Students will have the opportunity to earn the Network+, A+, and Security+ industry certifications.

Certificate
27 semester hours