The mission of the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Program is to prepare students for a broad range of career opportunities in the Information Technology (IT) field. Graduates are prepared to work in virtually any business or organization that utilizes computers and computer networks. This is accomplished by adhering to industry standards developed to measure and promote the competency of IT professionals.
Computer Systems Engineering Technology program Student Learning Outcomes include the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
1. Knows fundamental business methods including communications, math, and writing.
2. Demonstrates the application of information technology to common business functions, including the implementation and use of basic end user software.
3. Demonstrates the fundamentals of telecommunications in a modern business environment, including management of voice, call centers, and Voice over IP.
4. Performs support and maintenance of computer hardware.
5. Analyzes and applies operating systems concepts to implement and support multiple industry standard operating systems in enterprise networking environments.
6. Applies an understanding of basic programming structures and algorithms.
7. Applies networking concepts to design, implement and maintain LANs and WANs to support modern implementations including internetworking and data convergence.
8. Ability to design and implement basic and advanced routing utilizing the TCP/IP and other common networking protocols and utilities.
9. Analyzes and applies security in computer and networking infrastructures while detecting any legal and ethical breaches.
10. Defines and manages network services for effective network performance.
11. Designs data storage solutions that meet the enterprises’ varied needs, including fault tolerance and disaster recovery.
12. Deploys and manages common third party applications to support business needs.
13. Demonstrates the management of IT infrastructures and projects.
14. Develops documentation appropriate to clearly communicate computer network specification, configuration, and/or processes.
15. Troubleshoots computer networking infrastructures to resolve user problems.
16. Demonstrates the implementation of IT in a business environment through cooperative education and seminars or service learning experience.1. The CSET program offers extensive coursework, lecturing on theoretical information technology design, principles, and approaches and supplementing
the lecture with practical hands-on application in QCC’s
state-of-the-art CSET lab.
• CSET with Computer Forensics Option Associate of Science Degree provides an in-depth insight into Criminal Justice and Information Technology for analysis of digital information commonly used in criminal investigations.
The CSET Program offers courses that teach material from several industry standard certifications including:
• Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA):
A+ - CSC 233 Computer Hardware and Support
Network+ - CSC 234 Networking Technologies
Linux+ - CST 245 Unix Operating Systems
Security+ - CST 205 IT Security
• Microsoft’s Certified Technical Specialist :
Windows 7- CSC 141 Windows Client Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 Active Directory- CSC 241 Windows Server Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure- CST 231 Internetworking Protocols
Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure- CST 238 Enterprise Networking
Microsoft SQL Server 2008- CST 251 SQL Server Administration
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010- CST 252- Exchange Server Administration
• Cisco’s Certified:
Network Administrator (CCNA) -CST 240 Routing Technologies
Network Professional (CCNP) -CST 260 Enterprise Network Convergence and CST 265 Wide Area Networks
• EMC’s Proven Professional Storage Technologist - CSC 210 Storage Technologies
Windows Client Operating Systems
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications or
Introduction to Computer Applications in
Introduction to Criminal Justice
English Composition & Literature I
E-Business Law & Ethics
Windows Server Operating Systems
English Composition & Literature II
Social Science Elective
Evidence & Court Procedure
Network Infrastructure Management
Internetworking Principles and Protocols
Liberal Arts Elective
Unix Operating Systems
Technical and Workplace Writing
Cooperative Work Experience & Seminar
Speech Communication Skills
Computer Hardware and Support