Oct 20, 2018  
2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Computer Systems Engineering Tech - CSET.AS


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Cisco projects an increase in datacenter workloads by two-fold and a three-fold increase in cloud workloads from 2015 to 2020. This increase in local datacenter and cloud utilization will bring new security, local datacenter administration, and networking challenges to the industry. The Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) program at STCC prepares students to tackle the challenges of information technology, cloud computing and virtualization with a focus on security, system administration, and networking.

Students will take courses in topics such as Windows Server and Linux server administration, Cisco networking, datacenter storage management, the Internet of Things (IoT),  cryptography, firewalls, cloud computing,  and server virtualization.

The CSET curriculum draws from the following industry standard certification exam objectives for its core classes and labs.

  • Cisco CCENT and CCNA
  • CompTIA Security+, Linux+, A+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • Microsoft Server
  • VMWare Certified Associate

Our students are given access to the latest educational resources and materials through the Cisco Networking Academy, the Dell/EMC Academic Alliance, and the VMware Academic Program. Since security is a process that must be stressed throughout the Information Technology field, all courses in the CSET program are designed with a high security posture in mind.

Graduates are encouraged to pursue a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their associate’s degree. Students are also encouraged to build on this foundation in their professional development through the pursuit of industry certifications.

Please contact the Department Chair for more information, advising, or a tour of the labs.

 

Minimum Grade Requirements: Students in Computer Systems Engineering Technology must receive a grade of “D” or better. A QPA of 2.0 must be achieved for graduation.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, graduates will earn an Associate Degree in Computer Systems Engineering Technology.

Program Goals


Program Objective: To prepare graduates with the necessary skills to design, apply, install, manage, operate, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware, commonly used operating systems, networks of computer systems, and the network infrastructure.

  1. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, troubleshooting, and upgrading of workstations and servers in a networked environment.
  2. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, troubleshooting, patching, and upgrading of common computer operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
  3. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, troubleshooting, and upgrading of common computer hardware and peripherals.
  4. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, troubleshooting, and upgrading of Cisco networking equipment.
  5. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding, installation and configuration, and troubleshooting of server-based applications such as firewalls, domain name systems (DNS), database servers, security monitors, and backup & recovery tools.
  6. The graduate should be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  7. The graduate should be able to conduct research from a variety of sources. These include the internet, technical specifications and schematics, and related sources.
  8. Are computer literate in common computer applications used in technology.

 

(CSET.AS) Curriculum


Total: 18 credits


Total: 17-18 credits


Total (CSET.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 67-69


Notes:


  1. Students who take MAT-124 /MAT-125 /Lab Science will not be required to take this course as their General Education requirements will have been met.
  2. Students on a Bachelor Degree path will be advised to take the traditional Lab Science or Calculus 1 course. All other students will be allowed to choose a General Education Elective

Department Personnel


Name Title Office Phone Email
Edward Bigos Professor/Department Co-Chair 17/637 413-755-4544 bigos@stcc.edu
Nicholas Bishop Electronic Technical II 17/613 413-755-4577

NRBishop@stcc.edu

Andrew Collins Instructor 17/637 413-755-4578 ajcollins@stcc.edu
Jeffrey Cooper Associate Professor 17/631 413-755-4578 jlcooper@stcc.edu
Rick Jagodowski Professor / Electrical Engineering Tech. Dept. Chair 20/120 413-755-4594 jagodowski@stcc.edu
Nicholas Massa Professor 17/637 413-755-4579 massa@stcc.edu
Gary Mullett Professor/Department Co-Chair 17/635 413-755-4600 gmullett@stcc.edu
Eliano Soares Staff Assistant 17/219 413-755-4593 esoares@stcc.edu
Peter Vangel Professor 17/637 413-755-4665 vangel@stcc.edu

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