Associate of Applied Science in Computer Systems Technology

This program is delivered only through Matanuska-Susitna College. Admission to this program is currently suspended at Kodiak College; contact the college for more information.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

Workforce Skills
BA A151Business Foundations *3
BA A231Fundamentals of Supervision3
CIS A105Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software3
or CIS A110 Computer Concepts in Business
WRTG A212Writing and the Professions3
MATH A105Intermediate Algebra *,**3-4
or MATH A121 College Algebra for Managerial and Social Sciences
or MATH A151 College Algebra for Calculus
Computer Knowledge and Project Skills
CNT A160PC Operating Systems3
CNT A165Customer Service Fundamentals1
CNT A168Computer User Support and Help Desk3
CNT A180 Enterprise Design, Peripherals and Storage 3-4
or CNT A210 PC Technician Fundamentals
CNT A275Information Technology Project Management2
CNT A276Individual Technical Project1-3
or CNT A282 Industry Workplace Experience
Industry Server Operating System Environment
CNT A240Industry PC Configuration Essentials2
CNT A241Administering and Supporting Industry Network Infrastructure3
CNT A242Industry Network Directory Configuration3
CNT A243Industry Application Infrastructure3
Network Router and Switching
Complete 6 credits from the following:6
Introduction to Information Security
Selected Topics in Information Technology ***
Selected Topics in Computer and Networking Technology ***
Total Credits61-65

Course may also be used to satisfy General Course Requirements.


Or any MATH course for which MATH A105, MATH A121 or MATH A151 is a prerequisite.


CNT A290 and CNT A390 may be taken twice with a change in subtitle.

A minimum of 67 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon program completion, CST graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to manage an IT-related project by professionally and ethically utilizing business principles, communication skills and teamwork.
  • competence in IT workplace service skills through customer service, troubleshooting and implementation of security.
  • an understanding of IT concepts and technical skills, installing and configuring operating systems, and using utility software.
  • knowledge of computer hardware and peripherals.
  • knowledge of network infrastructure, network work groups and domain administration.