The Computer Technologies Associate of Science degree prepares students for entry-level employment or further education in software development, full-stack web development, database design and management, and systems support. Learning the basics of computer languages and programming, troubleshooting and problem solving, industry best practices, and current topics in technology are emphasized throughout the program. Courses are taught using either an online hybrid (classroom plus online) or 100% online approach.
Why Great Bay?
- The program faculty have extensive industry experience in software development, IT management and related areas.
- The class sizes are limited to 15 – 20 students and are conducted in dedicated labs that support multiple platforms (Windows, macOS and Linux).
Students who complete the Computer Technologies AS degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher have a nearly 100% success rate of continuing on to a four-year degree program of study or are placed in at least an entry level technology position.
- Junior-level Software Developer
- Technical Support Specialist
- Full Stack Web Developer
- Database Specialist
Students who enroll in the program should comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and should have the ability to communicate effectively to gather and convey information. They should be able to sit at a computer workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time and be able to replicate teacher-demonstrated procedures. They should apply principles, concepts, and procedures for industry standards, behave appropriately in both self-directed and shared learning environments, and perform basic mathematical operations.
Health and Internship Considerations
Participation in an internship requires the student to follow the College Immunization Policy. Please see the Academic Policies section of this catalog, under XVI. Immunization Policy. Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability insurance. For unpaid internships, the student must possess and maintain accident insurance. Please see the Student Services section of this catalog, under Insurance.
Computer Technologies Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses into Computer Technologies more than five years old will be evaluated by the department chair and program coordinator(s) on an individual basis.
- Analyze a problem to identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based process or program to meet desired needs.
- Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
- Demonstrate a familiarity with state-of-the-art programming techniques, tools, and practices.
- Demonstrate a solid foundation in the fundamental areas of computer science – which are algorithms, systems, and software – and exposure to multiple sub-disciplines of computer science.
- Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities related to information technologies.
- Use written and oral communication skills necessary to be effective in the technology industries.
- Recognize the need to maintain currency with future changes in the computing profession.
- Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
- Through the use of an online portfolio, students will assess and reflect upon their own learning and create a cumulative portfolio of their “best” work.