Degrees

Computer Systems Technology

The experience and training in the Computer Systems Technology courses will begin to prepare students for the core and elective computer industry network certification examinations such as the national Computer Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) A+ and Network+ certification examinations.

Certificates

Computer Help Desk

Computer Help Desk ​The Computer Help Desk Certificate is designed for students preparing for the positions of Help Desk Technician, Technical Support Specialist and Customer Service Representative, who provide technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and users. This certificate concentrates on development of skills in the diagnosis and solution of technical and computer-related problems. The experience and training in the Computer Help Desk Certificate will begin to prepare students for the core and elective computer industry network certification examinations such as the national Computer Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) A+ and Network+ certifications examinations. Faculty Michael Gow, mgow@nwcc.edu, 860.738.6385 Outcomes

Computer Programming

Students will acquire background and skills to enable them to work with digital machines from microprocessors to microcomputers to mainframe systems configured in Local Area and Wide Area Networks. Students will learn the logical and physical technologies associated with hardware, software, connectivity and project design planning. Faculty Michael Gow, mgow@nwcc.edu, 860.738.6385 Outcomes Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and effectively use the computer to solve problems. 2. Demonstrate the basic techniques used in developing and managing software projects. 3. Demonstrate problem solving skills to

Web Master & Internet Design

The growth of the Internet and the expansion of the World Wide Web (the graphical portion of the Internet) have generated a variety of occupations related to the design, development, and maintenance of Web sites and their servers. For example, webmasters are responsible for all aspects of a Web site, including performance issues such as speed of access, and for approving the content of the site. Internet developers or Web developers, also called Web designers, are responsible for day-to-day site design and creation. (Occupational Outlook Handbook) FACULTY Michael Gow, mgow@nwcc.edu, 860.738.6385 OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates

Contact

Faculty Advisor: Michael Gow, 860.738.6385

Mission

The Computer Science programs are for students seeking a broad background in the theory, design, installation, maintenance, management, and application of computer hardware and software including: computer programming skills; Internet and Web page design skills; fundamentals of computer operating systems; basic computer architecture; computer hardware and software installation, upgrading, configuration and maintenance; fundamentals of computer networks; and computer database concepts and applications. Graduates typically seek a career in which their skills and knowledge are used as important resources in fulfilling the mission of a business, organization, or educational institution. They may enter the workforce with job titles such as Database Programmer or Administrator; Network Specialist or Administrator; Technical Support Specialist; Web Developer; Computer Programmer; or Computer Sales Associate.