Computer Technology (455B)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Computer Information Technology

Offered on: Central Campus (Afternoon/Evening)

Computer Technology Curriculum

Within the Computer Technology Degree students will choose from TWO of four focus areas. These focus areas will include Networking, Programming, Cybersecurity, and Robotics. Look below for more information.

Fall Semester - First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3
CSCI 2246 IT Fundamentals 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
CSCI 1150 IT Essentials 3
CSCI 2275 Professionalism 1
– – – – – – General Elective 3

After completing IT Fundamentals and IT Essentials students can obtain the CompTia A+ Certification.    A+ logo

Spring Semester - First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
Focus Area 1 (Class 1 of 3)
Focus Area 2 (Class 1 of 3)
MATH 1141 or 1120 College Algebra or Technical Mathematics 4
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
PHIL 1107 Ethics 3

Fall Semester - Second Year

Course # Course Title Credits
Focus Area 1 (Class 2 of 3)
Focus Area 2 (Class 2 of 3)
PHYS 2201 / 2211 General Physics I & General Physics Lab I 4
CSCI 1155 Linux 3
CSCI Elective Internships, Seminar, Systems Analysis, or Implications of IT 3

Spring Semester - Second Year

Course # Course Title Credits
Focus Area 1 (Class 3 of 3)
Focus Area 2 (Class 3 of 3)
CSCI 2234 Server Administration 3
CSCI 2290 Computer Technology Capstone 3
COMM 1110 Interpersonal Communication 3
Program Total: 64

Computer Technology Focus Areas

Networking Focus

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 2233 CISCO Introduction to Networks 3
CSCI 2236 CISCO Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CSCI 2239 CISCO Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 3

Security+ logoAfter completing the CISCO Introduction to Networks, CISCO Routing and Switching Essentials, and CISCO Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation courses students can obtain the Cisco Networking Academy Certification.   

Programming Focus

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1121 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 2263 HTML 5 Programming 3
CSCI 2205 Mobile Device Programming 3

Cybersecurity Focus

Course # Course Title Credits
CYBR 2210 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
CYBR 2220 Ethical Hacking 3
CYBR 2230 Advanced Cybersecurity 3

After completing the Cybersecurity Focus area students can obtain the CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, & CompTIA PenTest+ Certifications.    Security+ logo CySA+ logo PenTest+ logo

Robotics Focus

Course # Course Title Credits
EENG 1105 DC Circuits & Devices 3
CSCI 2260 Microcontroller Programming 3
EENG 2205 Digital Electronics 3

Additional Information

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

Choose Ohio First BannerThe Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship is part of a strategic effort to strengthen Ohio's STEM workforce. The scholarship can be used for tuition, instructional and general fees, and book vouchers (will not fund lab fees). Choose Ohio First is funded through the state budget process with general revenue dollars.

First-time students in the Computer Technology curriculum will be awarded on an application basis based on eligibility and funds allocated towards the program. Students must complete the application form to be considered for the scholarship.

The Fall 2024-2025 academic year application deadline is July 31, 2024. Southern State Community College will notify COF award recipients via mail with letters being sent out on Monday, August 5, 2024.

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Southern State has articulation/transfer partnerships with many four-year institutions. Find the transfer partnerships for Computer Information Technology below.

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Franklin University
  • WGU Ohio
  • Bellevue University

In this program students will have the opportunity to achieve multiple industry level certifications. Our curriculum aligns with the certification content. Below is a list of the different certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program. Learn more about certifications at the Test Centers.

  • A+ logo
  • Security+ Logo
  • CySA+ logo
  • PenTest+ logo
  • Cisco CCNA logo

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Design, code and develop applications for multiple operating systems to control operations inside and outside a computer system.
  • Create and implement a plan to install, configure and troubleshoot multiple computer operating systems.
  • Create and implement a plan to install, configure, and troubleshoot networking hardware and software.
  • Analyze and understand the impact of securing information on a computer system.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to be a professional in an information technology work setting.

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