Computer Technology

60 credit Associate in Science program

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Program Description:
This program augments the specified technical CIS certificate programs with MTC general education courses.

Program outcomes include:
• This is a transfer degree, intended to prepare students to continue their studies at a baccalaureate institution.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
COMM11053Interpersonal CommunicationThis course provides opportunities for students to understand the process of human communication, to assess their strengths and weaknesses as communicators, and to assist them in solving problems of an interpersonal nature, and develop interaction skills for interpersonal settings. MTC goal areas: (1) Communication (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ENGL11063Composition IFirst semester college-level composition course focusing on writing expository prose using word processing as a tool for composing. Emphasis is on writing as a process, critical reading, developing a voice, and grammar review. Presupposes competency in Standard English. This course is required of all students working toward an AA degree. MTC goal areas: (1) Communication (Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of ENGL0460 and READ0465 with a grade of "C" or better or a score of 85.50 on the CPT Sentence Skills test and a score of 77.50 on the CPT Reading Comprehension test. Students who score below 85.50 on the Sentence Skills Test and 77.50 on the Reading Comprehension test will be required to withdraw from ENGL1106 and register for ENGL0450 or ENGL0460 as indicated by the placement score. Keyboarding skills: proficiency in Microsoft Word or equivalent word processing proficiency. May take a word processing course concurrently with ENGL1106.) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ENGL11093College Composition IISecond semester college-level composition course focusing on academic writing using primary and secondary sources, including basic research using print and electronic sources. Emphasis is on writing as a process, critical analysis, summarizing, research, logical argumentation, and MLA documentation. Presupposes competency in standard English. Required of all students working toward an AA or AS Degree, unless special exemption is granted. MTC goal areas: (1) Communication (Prerequisites: ENGL1106 with a grade of "C" or better) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester at Lake Superior College. It provides a foundation for students to make a successful transition to college by: (1) creating a connection to the college community and resources, (2) introducing tools for academic success, and (3) developing personal, academic, and career goals. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT) *Exemptions: - Students who have not declared a degree or diploma - Students who are in a certificate or diploma program of fewer than 37 credits - Students in good academic standing who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course - Students in good academic standing who have earned 24 college credits post high school
MATH11004College AlgebraThe study of functions, theory of equations, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and selected topics from advanced algebra. MTC goal areas: (2) Critical Thinking and (4) Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. (Prerequisites: MATH0470 or MATH0480 or appropriate placement test score) (4 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
PSYC11203General PsychologyA general education course which will familiarize the student with the basic principles of psychology, present a practical application of these principles, show how psychologists employ the scientific method, and equip the beginning student of psychology with a working vocabulary of psychological terminology and critical thinking skills. Areas to be covered include research, theoretical perspectives, the nervous system, learning, personality, memory, psychological disorders, and therapy. MTC goal areas: (5) History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and (7) Human Diversity. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing; READ1450 highly recommended) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
SOC11113Introduction to SociologyThis course involves both an explanation of and active practice in using the sociological perspective to examine the world around us. It introduces Sociology as a discipline and sociological ways of understanding human social interaction and processes such as socialization, deviance, culture/society, and social change. This class teaches the use of Sociology in class via small-group exercises and the use of computers to explore questions about the social world. MTC goal areas: (5) History and the Social and Behavior Sciences, and (7) Human Diversity. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing as identified in Placement Test results) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Other Course Requirements:
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CORE (30 CREDITS)
COMPUTER AND WEB PROGRAMMING, CERTIFICATE (30 CREDITS)
OR
IT SPECIALIST: NETWORK ADMINISTRATION, CERTIFICATE (29 CREDITS)
(NOTE: IF YOU CHOOSE THE IT SPECIALIST: NETWORK ADMINISTRATION DEGREE, YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO COMPLETE 31 CREDITS OF GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES TO TOTAL THE 60 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY DEGREE.)


Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Mathematics:
• A score of 71 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Electives:
NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE (REFER TO GOAL AREA THREE COURSE OPTIONS LISTED ON AA PLANNER) 4-5 CR
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE (REFER TO GOAL AREA SIX COURSE OPTIONS LISTED ON AA PLANNER) 3 CR
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE (REFER TO ANY GOAL AREA COURSE OPTIONS LISTED ON AA PLANNER) 3 CR

MN Transfer Curriculum:
General Education Courses (30-31 Credits)
FYE1000 Intro to College (None) 1 CR
COMM1105 Interpersonal Communication (College-level reading and writing) 3 CR
ENGL1106 College Composition I (College-level reading and writing) 3 CR
ENGL1109 College Composition II (ENGL1106 with a grade of "C" or better) 3 CR
MATH1100 College Algebra (MATH0470 OR MATH0480 or appropriate placement test score) 4 CR
PSYC1120 General Psychology (College-level reading and writing) 3 CR
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology (College-level reading and writing) 3 CR