Computer Technology

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The Computer Technology AAS degree program provides the ideal training to become a computer technician. Students become proficient in operating systems, installation and maintenance of a variety of computers, and various hardware and networking components. This degree’s objectives parallel and exceed numerous industry-level certifications including A+ certification and security certifications. The program emphasizes hardware, software, peripheral devices, telecommunications, operating systems, troubleshooting. Individual and team-based projects enhance the learning experience and give students vital hands-on job skills to competently staff the workforce and meet the ever-changing needs of the IT community.

Need to enter the job market quickly?
The Information Security Technical Certificate offers students excellent preparation for careers as security professionals, network administrators, and information assurance technicians, using security tools and applications to secure organizations' data and infrastructure. Certificate courses are designed to meet industry security certification exam objectives, including the CompTIA Security+ exam, Security Certified Professional’s Tactical Perimeter Defense exam, and Security Certified Professional’s Strategic Infrastructure Security exam.

Want your degree in the fastest time possible?
Information Security Technical Certificate
NSCC Expressway Fast Track Cohort programs allow you to complete your degree in the fastest time possible. Talk to an advisor and visit nscc.edu/expressway-cohort-program for more Expressway Cohort Program information.

Planning to earn a Bachelor's degree?
NSCC and MTSU Degree Advancement Program
The articulation agreement between Nashville State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) allows students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Technology at Nashville State to transfer credits to MTSU toward the completion of a Bachelor's of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Information Technology.

Advising Sheet Archives

 

2014–2015 Advising Sheets

A.A.S. Degree
Computer Technology

Technical Certificate
Information Security

 

2013–2014 Advising Sheets

A.A.S. Degree
Computer Technology

Technical Certificate
Information Security

 

Career Services and Cooperative Education

The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail careerservices@nscc.edu.
 

Program Mission

The Computer Technology (CPT) program aims to cultivate knowledgeable computer technicians to competently staff the workforce and meet the ever-changing needs of the IT community.

Program Faculty

David Welch, Associate Professor, 615-353-3410

Education
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1996
B.S. Aerospace Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
M.S. Management information Systems, Strayer University, 2007
Microsoft® Certified Professional, 1998

 


Bill KitchenBill Kitchen, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3468

Education
A.A.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1982
B.S. Computer Engineering Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997
M.S. Engineering Technology Industrial Studies, Middle Tennessee State University, 1998

Contact Information

E-mail: computer.tech@nscc.edu
Program Office: 615-353-3475

David Welch, Associate Professor
Phone: 615-353-3410

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Advising Sheets

Please see Advising Sheet Archives on the left for previous year advising sheets.

A.A.S. Degree
Computer Technology

Technical Certificate
Information Security

Expressway Cohort Option
Information Security Technical Certificate

Catalog and Class Schedule

See NSCC Catalog for program requirements, recommended schedules, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

NSCC Career Services

The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.

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