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This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing career fields today.  The Technical Systems Support curriculum prepares students to support computer and network end users. This curriculum can assist students in preparing for the following certifications: CompTIA (A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Project+); Microsoft Certified Professional, and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Technical Systems Support students can increase their learning (and earning) potential by participating in the cooperative education work-experience program. Through this program, students can spend up to two semesters working in the information technology field while earning college credits. Interested students should contact their academic advisor or the Office of Career Management for more information.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study.  Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in Technical Systems Support, a graduate will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network systems, terms, and concepts.
  • Setup, install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware/software for desktop computer systems.
  • Install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot server computer systems.
  • Install, configure, manage, and maintain network-based voice, audio, and video technologies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network security terms and concepts.
  • Use and troubleshoot basic application software.

Scholastic Preparation
Students should possess mathematical skills and should be comfortable using technology.  Students who do not possess basic computer and technology skills should take one or more of the following courses to improve their skill level in basic technology use: ITS 0800, ITS 0810, ITS 1105, ITS 1210.  Students who have not completed a full sequence of high school mathematics may need to complete a series of college preparatory math classes.

Degree Availability
This program is available during the day and evening. Contact your academic advisor about an evening curriculum guide. Some classes may be offered on Saturdays, however the entire degree can not be completed on weekends.

Embedded Certificate This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded. (Effective Spring Semester 2017)

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Transfer Options
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Humanities/Social Science Electives
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

Course Title Credits
NTK 1110 PC Hardware Essentials (A Term) 3
NTK 1120 PC Operating Systems Essentials (B Term) 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
NTK 1211 Convergence Technology I (A Term) 3
CSE 1110 Introduction to CyberSecurity  (A Term) 3
CSE 1120 CyberSecurity - Security + (B Term) 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
-- Social/Behavioral Science Elective (GA) * 3
NTK 2100 Cisco - Introduction to Networks (A Term) 3
NTK 2220 Microsoft Client Administration (A Term) 3
NTK 2222 Administering Microsoft Server (B Term) 3
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
-- ITS Electives** 3
NTK 2212 Linux Server Administration or Co-op Electives (B Term) 3
NTK 2890 Computer Networking Capstone 3
-- ITS Electives** 6
-- Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
  Total Credit Hours 61

* At least one social/behavioral science or arts/humanities elective must be a global awareness (GA) course.

** A minimum of 9 hours of technical electives must be taken.  At least 6 hours must come from ITS courses not already prescribed.  They may not include ITS 0810, ITS 1105, ITS 1205.  Three additional hours may also come from EBE classes (except EBE 1100).  The EBE classes consist of Employability Skills and co-op/internship opportunities.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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