Associate of Applied Science · Program Code: 238 · Credit Hours: 60-61 · Contact Hours: 73-79
Associate Dean: Gretchen Carroll · Faculty Contact: Fred Harrington
North Central's Computer Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree provides students with both the academic study and hands-on experience necessary to succeed in the information computing technology support field. The course content provides the student with the foundation knowledge and skills needed to pass the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC-3 ®), CompTIA A+ certification exams as well as the Core level Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Fundamental examinations and some of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams. Students completing the Computer Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree program are qualified for employment as help desk technicians, computer support technicians, and computer applications specialists. To earn this North Central Degree the student must pass the IC-3, and the MTA Fundamental Networking and Security examinations and the CompTIA A+ certification examination.
General Education Requirements: 15-16 Credit Hours
*Open Entry: North Central is now offering Computer Networking (IT) courses in an "open entry" format. This means you may, with instructor approval, sign up for a class designated as "OE" after the standard drop/add date. The open entry format enables you to work at your own pace. With the instructor's permission, you may register for and begin additional OE courses no later than the end of the 12th week of the semester. Immediate payment will be expected upon enrollment and all OE courses for which you have registered must be completed by the end of the semester. Financial aid restrictions may apply.
All IT courses are scheduled as TBA. This means "to be arranged" and indicates they are self-paced courses. You should see your professor the first week of the semester to set up your personal timetable.
Additional Requirements: 9-10 Credit Hours
Select 9-10 credits from any CIS, IT or OAS courses not listed above.