CURRICULAR GUIDE

Microcomp Support Specialist
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0713  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

Microcomputer support specialists install, modify and make minor repairs to
microcomputer hardware and software systems and provide technical assistance
and training to system users.  They install or assist service personnel in
installation of hardware and peripheral components, such as monitors,
keyboards, printers, and disk drives on user's premises, following design or
installation specifications.  They may also load software packages into the
computer; instruct users in use of equipment, software, and manuals; answer
clients' inquiries concerning the systems operation; and diagnose system
hardware, software, and operator problems.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Business Careers Department Office, Old Central Building, Room
210, telephone number 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 38 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
CABS 182    Microsoft PowerPoint/Windows                                     2
CABS 195    Microsoft Windows                                                2
CABS 232    Advanced Microsoft Access                                        2
CABS 234    Programming Microsoft Access                                     2
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3
CISB 119    Intro Window Prog Visual BASIC                                   4
CISB 130    Data Communications                                              3
CISB 133    Operating Systems                                                3
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 230    Intro to Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 235    Microcomputer Hardware Support                                   3
CISB 236    Microcomputer Software Support                                   3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 22-26 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Word Processing                                        4-5 Credits
CABS 119    Word for Windows                                                 2
CABS 121    WordPerfect for Windows                                          2
CABS 180    Desktop Publishing Pagemaker                                     3
CABS 219    Advanced Microsoft Word                                          2

CHOICE 3:   Spreadsheets                                             4 Credits
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 128    Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows                                          2
CABS 129    Excel-Advanced                                                   2

CHOICE 4:   Computer Related (See Note 2)                          2-4 Credits
CISB 231    Advanced Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 247    Microcomputer Project                                            2
CISB 250    Database Concepts                                                3
CISB 258    Developing Pages for the Web                                     3
CISB 260    Systems Analysis and Design                                      4

CHOICE 5:   Accounting                                             3-4 Credits
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students may also select from any course with a CABS or CISB prefix not
      already used to meet degree requirements.
3.    For graduation, a student must have earned a minimum 2.0 grade in each
      course with a CABS and CISB prefix.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CABS 182          CABS 133          CABS 232          CISB 230
CABS 195          CISB 102          CABS 234          CISB 235
CISB 100          CISB 119          CISB 130          CISB 236
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           CISB 133          Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           CISB 200          Lim.Ch.
                  Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.