All areas of the private and public sectors are in need of computer support technicians. This two-year degree prepares the student to enter the workforce as a computer support technician or continue on to a four-year degree. Graduates will learn how to maintain computer hardware and software, assist network managers, and provide customer service for a variety of users and environments. Graduates will also learn many modern Internet, operating systems, and server technologies.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(16 Courses)
For the following course, you can choose either CST or MMDT course prefix: 1025
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1025 Network Basics
CST 1026 TCP/IP Routing
CST 1072 Windows Workstation Support
CST 1261 Applications Support
CST 1510 System Diagnostics
CST 1511 Storage Media Diagnostics
CST 1600 Relational Database Design
CST 1794 Introduction to Programming
CST 1802 Helpdesk Diagnostics
CST 1861 Command Line and Registry
CST 2284 Network Security
CST 2504 A+ Certification Preparation
CST 2505 Introduction to Linux
CST 2514 Printer Diagnostics
CST 2802 Helpdesk Management
CST 2895 Customer Service
Total Credits: 36  
 
Required Courses
(2 Courses)
These two courses are repeated for an additional 2 credits.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1802 Helpdesk Diagnostics
CST 2802 Helpdesk Management
Total Credits: 2  
 
Elective Courses
Choose 7 credits from any CST courses as approved by advisor.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 7  
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
Choose one ENGL and one CMST course
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 6  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(select 9 credits from the courses below)
The AAS Degree requires Minnesota Transfer Curriculum from at least three different goal areas. See your adviser to select courses that fulfill this requirement. The following listed courses are recommended.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ECON 190 Personal Finance
PHIL 110 Logic and Critical Thinking
Total Credits: 9  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 60