Software Development & Support

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Microcomputer and Web Support - AAS

1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Goal 4: Mathematics
Choose one Goal 4 course
3 cr
ARTS1222
Introduction to Graphic Design
This introductory course provides an overview of various industry-standard software applications used in graphic design. Students will apply visual communication strategies and creative and effective design elements and layouts. The course will focus on fundamental design concepts and historical design styles relating to text and image interaction. Students will develop various types of graphic designs to include typography, color, illustration, symbols, and photography. Prior knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is recommended, but not required, for this course. Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop (Creative Suite 6 or Creative Cloud Complete) are required applications for those taking this course online. (Meets MnTC Goal 2 and Goal 6) (Prerequisites: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
COMM1015
Job Seeking Skills
Students will gain independence and proficiency in job searching skills through activities and assignments designed to help them learn how to find jobs, how to prepare to apply for jobs, and how to present themselves as candidates for jobs. Skills covered will include how to search electronically for a job; how to develop written documents needed for a successful self-directed job search, including how to create an electronic portfolio; and how to secure, conduct, and follow up on job interviews. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
 
16 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Technical electives (see advisor for approved electives)
Choose two or more Technical electives.
15 cr
COMC1714
Introduction to Visual Database Application Tools
Databases store information in a structured form that enables multiple users to update rows, validate input, and generate queries and reports. This course covers database design concepts, filtering and sorting records, table relationships, referential integrity, import and export tools, visual database management tools, Windows forms, web forms, bound controls, report generation, iterative process, and source control. (Prerequisite or concurrent: COMC 1730 Introduction to Programming with .Net or instructor consent) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
COMC1717
Database Design & Management with SQL
Structured Query Language (SQL) is the standard language for defining, maintaining, and querying relational databases on all platforms from mainframes to microcomputers. This course covers relational database design and implementation using SQL. Topics include: select and sort queries, multiple table queries, subqueries, outer joins, aggregate functions, table updates, database design, entity-relationship (E-R) modeling, normalization, and database implementation, modifications & administration. (Prerequisite: Prior database experience, such as MS Access, is not required but may be helpful) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
COMC1741
Web Design, HTML, CSS
This course introduces web site design, authoring, management concepts using Microsoft Expression Web. Students will create web pages which include many common HTML formatting and navigation elements: lists, tables, links, graphics, and CSS styles. (Prerequisite: COMP2515 or instructor's permission) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
COMC1745
Web Design and Technologies II
In this course, students will research, plan, design, implement, and evaluate web sites using a variety of technologies. Iterative design, responsive/mobile design, web server setup and administration, content management systems, cloud services, source control, continuous delivery, and social media integration will be covered. (Prerequisite: COMC1741) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
COMC1746
Web Graphics and Animation
This course introduces web animation concepts including: animation technologies (animated gifs, Flash, Silverlight, HTML5 Canvas, scripting), vector graphics, transformations, storyboards, keyframes, motion paths, triggers, and user interaction. (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
COMC1754
Microsoft Server Management for Web Developers
This course introduces network server configuration and management concepts using Microsoft Windows Server. Course includes Windows Server Enterprise and Server Core installation procedures, user and service accounts, Active Directory, file and folder permissions, Group Policy, TCP/IP routing and subnetting, DHCP configuration, web and FTP server configuration, remote access and VPN configuration, command-line tools, and Docker containers. (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
COMC2754
Computer Careers Capstone Project
Students will work in groups to design, develop, and implement business applications. Students will determine business requirements, design database tables, create UML class diagrams, design user interfaces, estimate time lines and costs, and select development and user tools. Following the project design phase, students will implement the project using various technologies including: databases, queries, programming languages, web pages/servers, content management systems (CMS), source version control. (Prerequisite or concurrent: COMC 2749) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
COMC2793
Computer Careers Internship
This is one of the last courses to take. (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1601
MS Workstation I
This course will explore the MS workstation networking client. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS workstation in a single and multi-domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft networking environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
NWAT1607
PC Hardware Support
This course covers the concepts and familiarity of computer hardware components. System boards, storage devices and peripherals will be studied as to their basic purpose and functionality. Emphasis will be placed on the assembling and disassembling of a microcomputer. The student will be provided with a background in some of the techniques used to service personal computers. Fundamentals of hardware troubleshooting as it relates to keyboards, monitors, printers, mouse, floppy drives, and other peripherals will be explored. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
 
44 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 60


Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$12,874
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Books/Supplies:$1,800
Estimated Total:$14,674
 

 



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