Computer Systems Support

Computer Systems Support Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Earn your associate in applied science degree 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?

    If the answer is yes, 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 in applied science degree 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?

    If the answer is yes, 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 in applied science degree 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 online classes.
    • Have access to the OCCC Student Computer Center with more than 100 computers that is staffed with knowledgeable assistants.
    • 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 in applied science degree 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
    Vicki Gibson

    Vicki Gibson


    Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science

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

     
    John Goulden

    John Goulden


    Professor of Computer Science

    PhD. Physics at OUMs Computer Science at OCUBA Music at Southern Nazarene University Dr. Goulden began work at OCCC in 1990 as an adjunct professor and became a full-time computer science faculty member in the fall of 2012.  He is a faculty advisor for students pursuing the Associate in Science degree for Computer Science/Management Information Systems.  Dr. Goulden also teaches Physics and Astronomy courses for the Sciences Division on occasion.  He is high-energy, and in high demand; an invaluable asset to the department.

     
    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

    Professor Haifeng Ji has taught many computer classes and served on several institutional committees. He is also a sponsor for the Cyber Club and 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

     
  • 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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