Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences
The Computer Applications Technology program trains technicians for employment in business, industry, research and education. The purpose of the program is to equip people to select, install, use, and help others to use computer systems in any environment. Thus, it concentrates on the uses of computers in several different contexts. Among these are business, telecommunications, graphic arts and education.
Students in this program will study database applications, programming logic and telecommunications. This curriculum
can serve as a springboard into the computer programmer and computer systems analyst fields.
Students entering the program are expected to possess full command of English, mathematics skills through high school algebra, and a minimum touch keyboarding level of 25 words a minute. Students lacking such keyboarding skills may acquire them by taking GRCC’s BA 130 Computer Keyboarding before enrolling in the program. Strict adherence to the ethics of computer usage is expected of all Computer Applications students.
Some advanced-standing credit may be granted to entering graduates of high school vocational programs that are members of the Kent Metropolitan Articulation Project.
A layout of courses for this program is available on the right.