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CIT - Microcomputer Support

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steve Robinett

Upon completion of the Microcomputer Support Degree, students will be able to maintain personal computers, repair and troubleshoot common hardware problems, and use and assist end-users in using common software applications.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Create, manage, and modify databases as preparation for the examination to attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Access.
  • Create, manage, and modify electronic spreadsheets as preparation for the examination to attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Excel.
  • Create, manage, and modify word processing documents as preparation for the examination to attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Word.
  • Create, modify, and troubleshoot computer programs using Java to develop computer programming skills.
  • Create effective web pages that include links, graphics, sound, tables, forms, and style sheets using common editors.
  • Implement, administer, and troubleshoot computer systems that incorporate Microsoft Windows 7 as preparation for the examination to attain the Windows 7 Configuration Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist 70-620.
  • Install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-sized router and switched networks as preparation for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification.
  • Troubleshoot and repair microcomputers as preparation for the examination to attain the CompTIA A+ certification.
  • Train and support microcomputer end-users to include developing and delivering training modules and developing strategies for providing on-going technical support.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees$6,380
Application Fee$30
Lab Fees$140

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
First Year
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3
NTS 104CCNA 1: Intro to Networks *,+3
NTS 105CCNA 2: Routing Switching *,+3
Select one of the following:  
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing **,+3
Select one of the following:  
M 095Intermediate Algebra **,+4
M 121College Algebra **,+3
M 151Precalculus **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4
Term Credits15
CAPP 158MS Access *,+3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
ITS 210Network OS - Desktop *,+3
NTS 204CCNA 3: Scaling Networks *,+3
NTS 205CCNA 4: Connecting Networks *,+3
Term Credits15
Second Year
BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3
CAPP 154MS Word *,+3
CSCI 111Programming with Java I *,+3
MART 231Interactive Web I *,+4
Technical Electives ***3
Term Credits16
CAPP 156MS Excel *,+3
ITS 280Computer Repair Maintenance *,+4
ITS 299Capstone:Internship *,+3
ITS 224Introduction To Linux 4
Term Credits14
Total Credits60

Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


Technical electives must be approved by program director.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.