Computer and Advanced Technologies

Associate Degrees

Specialization: Computer Maintenance Technology (AAS-ELC-CPMT)

Students who graduate from this specialization will gain skills necessary to compete in the computer maintenance and networking industry. They will learn skills such as computing architecture, computer installation, maintenance, peripheral installation and troubleshooting, as well as provide hardware and software support for users within their organization. Students are taught using the latest hardware technology and software environments found in modern business environments which gives them a distinct advantage. As an industry recognized CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner, our students learn using open source hardware and software platforms, such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Linux as well as closed source hardware and software platforms found in school districts, hospitals and other business entities. Virtualized environments and cloud computing services are emphasized to provide graduates both a top-down and bottom-up approach to computing enterprises. Many of our graduates apply the credits earned in the Computer Maintenance Technology Associate of Applied Sciences degree to the technical elective requirements in the Bachelor of Applied Technologies in Computer and Information Technologies (BAT-CIT) degree.


Specialization: Computer Support & Telecommunications Specialist (AAS-ELC-CSTS)

Certificates

Cloud Computing & Virtualization Specialist (CT1-CCVS)

Computer Maintenance Specialist (CT1-CMS)

Mechatronics Technology Specialist (CT1-MECT)

Telecommunication Support Specialist (CT1-TESS)

This one-year certificate will provide students with advanced skills in the telecommunication industry. The courses in this certificate are aligned to the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) entry-level Electronic Systems Technicians (ESTs) industry certification. Course alignments are also made with BICSI Information Technology Systems Installer I. This information and communications technology industry certification covers the design and installation of pathways, fiber optic and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information between and among communications and information gathering devices. Graduates from this program find employment supporting telephone, Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) systems, networking, security and broadband technology infrastructures.


Computer and Internet Specialist Certificate (CT1-CPIN)

This one-semester specialization will provide students with the foundation technical skills required in the use of computers and the Internet. Students will learn entry-level skills needed to effectively use the latest computer and Internet technologies in a business environment. Graduates will have knowledge in the areas of technology including computer hardware, software, operating systems, networking, basic word processing applications, presentation media, Internet and electronic mail. Many of our graduates apply the credits earned in the Computer and Internet Specialist certificate degree to the Computer Maintenance Specialist certificate and Computer Maintenance Technology Associate of Applied Sciences degrees.


Voice and Data Technician (CT1-VDAT)

This one-semester specialization will provide students with the foundation skills in the telecommunication industry. The courses in this certificate are aligned to the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) entry-level Electronic Systems Technicians (ESTs) industry certification. Students will learn traditional telecommunication systems such as telephony, broadband and structured cabling systems. Their studies will include the latest telecommunication technologies including voice, data and images to deliver telephony, Internet and video services to end users. Graduates from this program find employment supporting telephone, Voice-Over-IP (VoIP), and broadband technology infrastructures. Many of our graduates apply the credits earned in the Voice and Data Technician certificate degree to the Telecommunication Technology certificate degree.


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Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Mercado, Yolanda - Lab Assistant ymercado 956-872-6124 Tech B-123
Name E-mail Phone Location
Flores, Oscar oaent 956-872-6167 TECH B-127
Garcia, George ggarcia 956-872-2725 TECH A-231
Garza, Gustavo ggarza 956-872-6160 TECH A-214
Griffiths, Bruce griffib 956-872-6106 TECH B-138
Pompa, Pedro pompa 956-872-6104 TECH B-137
Ramirez, Eliazar rameli 956-973-7623 Mid-Valley G-146
Reyes, Carlos creyes 956-872-6119 TECH B-132
Saenz, Jorge jsaenz 956-872-2743 TECH A-213

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