Engineering Technology - Computer Systems

Computers systems technology builds on foundations of computer science and applies these concepts to today’s business environment. Students take classes in operating systems, computer hardware, programming and networking, communications, humanities, social sciences and business.

In the program you will learn how to design and implement software and hardware; and install, configure and administer popular network operating systems and become familiar with the communication protocols to successfully implement and integrate networks in real life situations.

How will Hesston College prepare me for future studies?

Hesston College offers an associate of science degree, a program that provides an opportunity to transfer into a university engineering technology program of your choice. The associate of science degree is especially designed to fulfill the primary sequence of courses required for subsequent upper-level engineering programs of study.

After Hesston College, you can choose to transfer to a university that provides the accredited program of study for the engineering technology field of your interest. Technology programs are accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

What courses will I take at Hesston College?

When studying computer systems technology, you will take several computer science courses and a number of science and math classes that provide the basics to transfer. Also included is one semester of College Physics and one semester of Calculus.

In addition, you will take general education classes which are needed for transferring into the computer systems technology program and the AS degree.

Hesston College has well-equipped computer lab with networking and several operating systems. The science laboratories have wireless computerized data gathering equipment. Software allows you to analyze your data electronically and see the data on line and share it on the Internet. Take a look at the full plan of study for Engineering Technology - Computer Systems.

Why should I choose Hesston College?

Class sizes at Hesston College are generally smaller than at large universities. Instructors pay attention to you and to your education. They are available to work with you individually, helping you to achieve your educational goals.

But you’ll do more than learn in the classroom. Hesston College cares about you, the student, providing opportunities that nurture your spiritual, cultural and interpersonal growth, opportunities that prepare you to live in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

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