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Technology & Computer Science

The Technology Division offers Associates in Applied Science degrees and certificates in Computer Science Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology. Students learn practical skills enabling them to go directly to work in high-tech sectors of local business and industry after graduation.

The CST program offers an AAS Computer Science degree which includes courses in Cisco networking, network security, programming and database administration. The EET program offers an AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology which includes courses in robotics, automation, circuit design and communications.

AS Degrees

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

Computer Science

The Computer Information Systems program at Snead State Community College is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency. The Computer Information Systems degree program is also an EC Council Accredited Training Center and Testing Center.

Prepare for a Career in a High-Demand Field with High Earning Potential

Students can earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree or a certificate in five semesters in one of the following areas: Cyber Security, Network Security, Server Administration, Computer Virtualization, and Network Infrastructure. Short-term certificates are available in IT Administration and Cyber Security. Student will be trained to earn industry certifications in the following areas: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, CompTIA Security+, EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrators, Linux+, and VM Ware Enterprise Virtualization.

Students graduating from the CIS program can find IT employment opportunities in both public and private sectors in Alabama and throughout the world. The job availability for careers in Network and Computer Systems is expected to grow 20% over 10 years with a median wage of $79,700. Job availability for careers as Information Security Analysts is expected to grow 20% over 10 years with a median wage of $92,600.

Please visit the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information about a career in this field.

Computer Science Transfer Program

The Computer Science Associate Degree transfer program is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions where they can earn a Bachelor degree in the following fields: Computer Science, Software Engineer­ing, Cyber Security, Information Systems, and Systems Analysis.
Students who plan to transfer from Snead State to a four-year college or university must obtain a STARS Guide (stars.troy.edu), which will show a detailed list of courses to be taken at Snead State that will transfer to the four-year institution you plan to attend.

To earn an Associate Degree

Students must complete 60 semester hours of General Education credits listed as a general guide below:

  • Area I: Written Composition – 6 Semester Hours
  • Area II: Humanities & Fine Arts – 12 Semester Hours
  • Area III: Natural Sciences & Math – 11 Semester Hours
  • Area IV: History, Social & Behavioral Sciences – 12 Semester Hours
  • Area V: Pre-Professional, Major & Elective – 19 Semester Hours

The Snead State Computer Science Department is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense by the Department of Homeland Serurity and National Security Agency.

Industrial Systems Technology

Industrial Systems Technology prepares students to install, adjust, troubleshoot and repair a variety of industrial machinery used in manufacturing settings. Technicians may work in factories that manufacture, finish or assemble many different types of products. This program of study covers many of the fields required of technicians in business and industry today and in the near future. Individuals learn skills that make it possible to advance within the company or pursue opportunities in any location.

Snead State is an authorized ETA testing facility.

Snead State Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Industrial Systems Technology and be prepared to earn industry-recognized credentials such as OSHA 10 card, Certified Electronic Technician (CET) by ETA, Certified Production Technician (CPT), and BY MSSC (pending). As students are earning their AAS degree, they can also complete credits to earn a Certificate in Industrial Technology and a Short-Term Certificate in Basic Electricity or Automation.

Requirements for the Certificate in Industrial Technology are fewer than an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students must earn 12 general education credit hours and 33 credit hours in the Industrial Systems Technology field of study to earn the certificate.

Short-Term certificates may be completed with fewer credit hours than a Certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree. For a Short-Term Certificate in Basic Electricity, a student needs to complete 15 credit hours of Industrial Systems Technology courses. For a Short-Term Certificate in Automation, a student needs to complete 12 credit hours of Industrial Systems Technology Courses.

Program Areas of Study

  • Industrial Safety (OSHA 10 option)
  • Basic Electricity and Electronics (CET option) Commercial/Industry Wiring
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Industrial Motor Controls
  • Environmental Controls

Degree/Certificate Requirements

  • AAS in INT /ELT /EET: 47 credit hours
  • General Education: 21 credit hours
  • INT STC in Basic Electricity: 15 credit hours
  • INT STC in INT /ELT /EET: 12 credit hours
  • INT LTC: 12 general education credit hours and 33 INT /ELT /EET credit hours

CIS Center for Academic Excellence

Contacts

Dr. Greg Randall

Technology Division Director, Computer Science Technology Instructor

(256) 840-4166

Dack Phillips

Computer Science Instructor

(256) 840-4206

Todd Freshwater

Industrial Systems Technology Instructor

(256) 840-4212

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