three male students in front of computers

The Application and Technical Support Specialist degree prepares students to provide help, support, and technical advice to computer users.

For more information about Computer and Information Science, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: CIS.AAS.TECH

Program Requirements
CIS 1150Understand Computers/Information/Systems3
CIS 1160Windows Command Shell3
CIS 1180Data Communication & Networking3
or CIT 1116 Network Essentials
CIS 1205Office Ste SOFTWARE and Integration3
CIS 1310HTML and CSS3
CIS 1400Programming Logic and Technique4
CIS 1450Intro to Linux/Unix Operating Systems3
CIS 1610Windows Client OS3
CIS 2770Introduction to System Analysis & Design3
BUSIN 1111Customer Service3
CIT 1100IT Fundamentals3
ENGLI 1105Workplace Writing3
Program Electives
Select 13 credits from any CIS courses 1, 213
General Education
Select 15 credits 115
Total Credits65

In addition to the courses listed above.


Except CIS 1110 Introduction to Informatics.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing 3
Gen EdMathematics 1 3
CIS 1150 Understand Computers/Information/Systems 3
CIS 1160 Windows Command Shell 3
CIT 1100 IT Fundamentals 3
BUSIN 1111 Customer Service 3
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Introduction to Business Communication  
Small-Group Communication  
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
CIS 1180
Data Communication & Networking
or Network Essentials
CIS 1205 Office Ste SOFTWARE and Integration 3
CIS 1400 Programming Logic and Technique 4
Third Semester
CIS 1310 HTML and CSS 3
CIS 1610 Windows Client OS 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3-4
ElectiveProgram Elective 3-4
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
CIS 1450 Intro to Linux/Unix Operating Systems 3
CIS 2770 Introduction to System Analysis & Design 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 4
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Total Credits65-67

MATH 1115 Technical Mathematics I recommended.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.