Computer Systems Support

Computer Systems Support Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Earn your associate degree in applied science in computer systems support and become a support specialist.

  • Overview
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    Do you have a natural curiosity about how computers and their programs work? Do you like to put your knowledge to good use helping others? Are you a good communicator, or would you like to become one?

    Then, a career as a computer systems support specialist would be a good choice for you!

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you can earn an associate degree in applied science or a certificate of mastery in computer science with a computer systems support option.

    OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

  • Overview
    Someone working on motherboard

    Do you have a natural curiosity about how computers and their programs work? Do you like to put your knowledge to good use helping others? Are you a good communicator, or would you like to become one?

    Then, a career as a computer systems support specialist would be a good choice for you!

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you can earn an associate degree in applied science or a certificate of mastery in computer science with a computer systems support option.

    OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

  • Highlights
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    In the computer systems support degree and certificate program at OCCC, you will:

    • Receive one-on-one and hands-on instruction in the computer science fundamentals, including real-world assignments.
    • Choose from daytime, evening and information technology online classes.
    • Have access to the OCCC Student Computer Center with more than 100 computers and IT tutors.
    • Work inside dedicated labs with the latest information technology.
  • Degree Options
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    Computer Systems Support Degrees and Certificates at Oklahoma City Community College

    • An associate degree in applied science in computer science with a computer systems support option. In this program, you’ll learn about computer theory, hardware maintenance, software installation and support, networking technologies and the Internet. You’ll also learn communication and documentation skills that will be vital to gaining a support position with any company, government agency or organization
    • A certificate of mastery in computer science with a computer systems support option. This is another, quicker career option By choosing this program, you can become a qualified technician who can install, upgrade, maintain and administer computer operating systems. You can also enter this program and then apply your credits to the Associate Degree program later if you want to continue your education.
  • Courses
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    Computer Systems Support Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    In addition to your general education requirements, you’ll take these computer systems support classes:

    • Introduction to Computers and Applications
    • Introduction to Computing Technologies
    • IT Technician
    • Principles of Information Security
    • Introduction to Operating Systems and Hardware
    • Supporting Operating Systems

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on computer science and information technology (IT) classes. Thanks to the nature of the computer systems support degree program, OCCC offers both evening courses and online courses.

  • Faculty
    James Bothwell

    James Bothwell


    Professor of Computer Science

    Web Application interest group facilitator (Android and iOS)21 Years of Telecommunications Software DevelopmentBS PhysicsMS Computer SciencePhD Geography (Geographic Information Systems)GIS Activities:Papers:Bothwell, James and Yuan, May (2010). 'Apply concepts of fluid kinematics to represent continuous space-time fields in temporal GIS', Annals of GIS, 16: 1, 27 — 41Presentations:Poster: “Exploring Climate Patterns Embedded in Global Climate Change Data”.  2006 Meeting of the American Meteorological Society Presentation: “Ecological Zone Perturbations Embedded in IPCC Climate Change Scenarios”. 2006 Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers meeting.Poster: “A kinematic representation of spatiotemporal scalar fields to support mining dynamics in data output from general circulation models”. 2007 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.Presentation: “Mapping the kinematics of Geographical scalar data fields”. 2008 American Association of Geographers meeting.Presentation: "Representation and Analysis of Geographic Kinematics: Using Temperature Data from General Circulation Models as an Example". 2010 American Association of Geographers meeting.Presentation: "The effect of sampling percentage on a spatiotemporal representation". 2011 American Association of Geographers meeting.

     
    Vicki Gibson

    Vicki Gibson


    Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science

    M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State University B.S., Cameron University

     
    Al Heitkamper

    Al Heitkamper


    Professor of Computer Science/Cyber Security

    Certifications:CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security ProfessionalG7799/G2700 - GIAC Certified ISO-27000 SpecialistACE - AccessData Certified Examiner

     
    Haifeng Ji

    Haifeng Ji


    Professor of Computer Science

    Since 2002, Haifeng Ji has served as Professor of Computer Science at Oklahoma City Community College. He has taught numerous computer classes and served on several institutional committees.  He is also a sponsor for the International Student Association at OCCC. He earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

     
    Sara Mathew

    Sara Mathew


    Professor of Computer Science

    I have been teaching here at the college for about 14 years.  I have taught both programming and non-programming classes , but I really enjoy teaching programming classes. Programming can be fun...once you learn to love it!! Educational Qualifications: M.A. - University of Madras B.A. - Calcutta University Advanced Systems Management - NIIT

     
    Anita Philipp

    Anita Philipp


    Professor of Computer Science

    Masters: University of Oklahoma Bachelors: St. Norbert College (DePere WI) Additional Coursework: University of Central OklahomaAwards and Certifications--NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  Excellence in Teaching Award - May 2010--Blackboard's Greenhouse Project - Judge for Exemplary Courses - 2007--OGEC (Oklahoma Global Education Consortium   Teaching Award for Incorporation of Global Awareness - October 2003--OCCC's Faculty of the Year Excellence Award - August 2003--WebCT International Winner in Exemplary Online Course Project - May 2003--ACIIE (American Council for International/Intercultural Awareness)  Honorable Mention for Best Practice - April 2003--NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  Excellence in Teaching Award - May 1999--OCCC's First Online Course - January 1997

     
    Mary Williams

    Mary Williams


    Professor of Computer Science

    Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma

     
  • After OCCC
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    Computer Systems Support Careers

    After earning your associate in applied science degree from OCCC, you’ll go straight into the workforce. It’s a great plan for an information technology career, including these potential jobs:

    • Systems Support Specialist
    • Help desk technician
    • IT specialist
    • Server technician

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