Computer Technology at Kent State Stark
The Computer Technology program offers upper division courses for the Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies (BTAS) degree in different areas including advanced programming, database development, network security, computer forensics, and special topics in current graphic design and web development applications.
The BTAS degree requires a prescribed core of skills/knowledge-based courses that bridge multiple disciplines in multiple colleges. Students construct a meaningful plan for using the curriculum to explore and prepare for their preferred futures by completing a cornerstone course and developing an electronic portfolio. This enables students to collect artifacts of their learning that can be used to advance their careers. A capstone course features a synthesizing of learning focused on the foundational competencies and finalization of the electronic portfolio for job search and career development purposes.
Students can complete all requirements for the following Computer Technology concentrations at the Stark Campus. Most courses are
- Application Development
This concentration provides students with the ability to program in languages identified by local Advisory Board Committees as necessary skills for employment. The languages include but are not limited to Visual Basic, C++, Java and C#.
- Computer Security & Forensics Technology
This concentration places an emphasis on security of desktops and local area networks, which often includes forensic work to prevent and/or determine and correct security issues
- Computer Technology General
This concentration prepares students for positions in small- and medium-sized organizations that require computer staff to perform a wide variety of technical duties. In smaller installations, it is common for an employee to function in a broad capacity using a multitude of skills.
- Internet/Multimedia Technology
This concentration focuses on scripting, server-side form handling, web database integration, and interactive and dynamic multimedia Internet development.
This concentration focuses on configuring and maintaining local area networks in various network operating system environments. The emphasis is on entry-level network administration (i.e., managing active directory and network services), desktops, troubleshooting, installation and maintenance.
Computer Technology Minors at Kent State Stark
Students can complete all requirements for these computer technology minors at Kent State Stark.
Employment OpportunitiesKent State's BTAS degree with concentrations in computer technology can develop a student's knowledge base and expertise for technical fields and equip them for success in the areas including:
- Network Security and Administration
- Database Management
- Web Design & Development
- Software Development and Testing
- Systems Design and Analysis
- Application Developer