2018-2019 Catalog

Computer Technology

Computer Technology Program Learning Outcomes

College of Natural and Behavioral and Sciences

Department of Computer Science

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Roadmaps

General Track

Homeland Security Track

Professional Track

Minor

Certificate

Faculty

Mohsen Beheshti, Department Chair

Jianchao (Jack) Han, Marek Suchenek, Bin Tang, Amlan Chatterjee, Liudong Zuo, Allireza Izaddoost, Brad Holister

Emeriti Faculty

William B. Jones, Kazimierz Kowalski

Staff

Violeta Diaz, Administrative Assistant

Ken Leyba, IT Consultant

Department Office: NSM A-132, (310) 243-3398

http://csc.csudh.edu

Program Description

Computer Technology forms the technological infrastructure of modern commerce. It's the driving force of every industry and permeates everyday life. The ability to combine the power of computing with the management of multimedia information is arguable the key to obtaining ascendancy in any field.

Computer Technology is an ever-evolving, expanding field. The proposed Computer Technology Program will provide students with the background, knowledge and skills they'll need to adapt to the dynamic nature of the marketplace. Program faculty will consist of traditional academics as well as industry professionals in order to provide curricular content that is on the cutting edge of industry trends.

The BACT degree provides a high quality degree program in computer technology that will prepare students for lifelong learning as they pursue professional careers in computer technology and leadership roles in the society in which they serve. It provides our students with a strong foundational base, state-of-the art techniques, methodologies, and tools to specify, design and develop technology-based solutions to complex system problems. This program prepares our students to communicate well, both orally and in wiring, on moral and ethical development, in knowledge of the liberal arts, and on commitment to services to others. CT provides opportunities for students to contribute to the body of knowledge that serves the profession, by engaging in activities which support their interests and are in agreement with the goals and objectives of the College, and the university.

Features

The University's location in the South Bay area of greater Los Angeles provides direct access to many major government contractors, manufacturers, and international centers of commerce and finance. This provides excellent opportunities for work-study and early job placement.

Our highly qualified full-time faculty are supplemented by talented and dedicated part-time faculty drawn from local firms and schools. Good teaching and easy on-campus access to professional quality computing systems enhances a degree program that provides both a solid core curriculum and a broad range of electives.

All courses are offered alternatively day and evening so that students may complete their programs by enrolling at either time exclusively.

Graduation with Honors

An undergraduate student may be a candidate for graduation with Honors in Computer Technology provided he or she meets the following criteria:

1.   A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills at least 24 of which taken in Computer Technology major;

2.   A minimum GPA of 3.5 in all upper division courses in the Computer Technology major completed in residence at CSUDH;

3.   Recommendation by Computer Technology faculty.

Students who achieve Honors in Computer Technology will have the information recorded on their transcripts and diplomas.

Academic Advisement

Faculty guidance in the development of career goals and program planning to achieve those goals is available to all majors.

Preparation

Students entering the computer technology program should have completed high school mathematics through trigonometry. Remediation is available but will delay the student's progress towards a Computer Technology Degree.

This is a program that places a premium on the student's initiative and effort.

Career Possibilities

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Technology is a comprehensive program that will consist of the following tracks: General Track, Homeland Security and Professional. This program is intended to provide students with the technology based skills set required immediately after degree completion to enter the workforce within the following areas related to computer technology: Manufacturing, Repair, trouble shooting, Lab technician, Public Service, Government Agencies, Consultants, Software Version Control, Domain Expert Technician, and other computer/software technology related fields. Feedback from members of our Industry Advisory Board indicate the need for professionals with the balance of practical and theoretical knowledge that extends beyond conventional information technology curricula.

Student Organizations

Contact departmental office for membership information, or visit the websites:

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM@csudh.edu

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) IEEE@csudh.edu

Cyber Security

CyberSec@csudh.edu

Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI)

CAHSI@csudh.edu