May 19, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Support Specialist, AABCT

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The associate of applied business in computer science technology prepares students for employment as computer support specialists or computer networking specialists. Employment opportunities for these fields are expected to grow. The curriculum for each of these majors is designed around the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for employment.

Computer support specialists provide technical assistance to computer users. They provide overall corporate support in the selection and implementation of new software as well as work at the individual level answering questions and solving problems. They must be knowledgeable of hardware, operating systems, application software, and peripheral devices. Employment opportunities exist in industries that design and provide services for computer systems, administrative units of companies, school systems, and software publishers. The U.S. Department of Labor data indicates a 30% growth in total employment for this occupation.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this program are expected to achieve the following:

  • Implement a hardware and software configuration responsive to an identified scenario;
  • Identify and implement a variety of enterprise-level storage technologies;
  • Implement a simple set of web pages to identify a person or business;
  • Use a programming language or a scripting language to solve a problem;
  • Analyze user needs and use them in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems;
  • Describe the legal, social, and ethical environment as it applies to computer science technology;
  • Create and present training materials for users of computer science technology.

General Requirements

Students are responsible for adhering to all college and university requirements and policies as stated in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog. Prerequisites shown below are for reference only.  

BG Perspectives Curriculum

Each student must complete one Natural Science (N) elective. Four courses in general studies coursework must be completed. Choices should be made from the list of approved courses in the BG Perspective  (General Education Core) Curriculum listed in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog available at

Other Courses

(Not Required)


Each student must complete a sufficient number of electives to earn a minimum of 62 semester hours. At least 15 credit hours must be BGSU courses. Please check with your advisor for appropriate course selections.

Courses with the prefixes of CST and BAT WILL NOT meet the requirements for the degree programs in the Computer Science Department of the College of Arts and Sciences

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