Computer Systems Support
Associate of Applied Science
What is Computer Systems Support?
Computer systems support technology is the day-to-day administration, maintenance and support of computer systems and networks. It involves the installation, maintenance and repair of computer hardware and software.
It includes computer security: installing security software, monitoring the network for security breaches, responding to cyber attacks and, in some cases, gathering data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime.
Computer systems support is responsible for an organization’s efficient use of its networks. It makes sure that all components, including computers, network and software, fit together and work properly. System administrators also monitor and adjust the performance of existing networks and determine future network needs. They troubleshoot problems and make recommendations for improvements to current systems and considerations for future servers and networks.
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
To succeed in computer systems support, you should have strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills. You should enjoy working with people as well as equipment. You also need patience and tact.
Career growth in computer systems support has exploded over the last decade, as computers have become an integral part of everyday life. Some of your opportunities for employment include the following:
- computer service technician
- system support coordinator
- help desk technician
- technical support specialist
- technical service representative
- customer support representative
Minors do not apply to associate degree studies.
If you are enrolled in a career-oriented, technical degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time learning specific job-related skills. However, you may pursue computer systems support as a second major. Expect the acquisition of a second major to prolong your degree completion.
If your major is in a significantly different field of study, you may chose instead to add the computer systems support certificate as part of your associate degree program.
For specific details on computer systems support as a second major or adding a certificate, please contact Enrollment Services, (513) 732-5319.
If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.
The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
State-of-the-art computer laboratories and software provide an ideal setting for learning. You will learn on the latest hardware with up-to-date tools and techniques, gaining hands-on experience. Your studies will be oriented toward real-life business settings, and you will learn solutions to day-to-day installation and maintenance problems.
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You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Enrollment Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
To transfer to UC, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
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