At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.
Majors & Programs
Computer Systems Support
What is Computer Systems Support?
Computer systems support technology is the day-to-day administration, maintenance and support of computer systems and networks. It involves the installation, maintenance and repair of computer hardware and software.
It includes computer security: installing security software, monitoring the network for security breaches, responding to cyber attacks and, in some cases, gathering data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime.
Computer systems support is responsible for an organization’s efficient use of its networks. It makes sure that all components, including computers, network and software, fit together and work properly. System administrators also monitor and adjust the performance of existing networks and determine future network needs. They troubleshoot problems and make recommendations for improvements to current systems and considerations for future servers and networks.
To succeed in computer systems support, you should have strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills. You should enjoy working with people as well as equipment. You also need patience and tact.
Career growth in computer systems support has exploded over the last decade, as computers have become an integral part of everyday life. Some of your opportunities for employment include the following:
- computer service technician
- system support coordinator
- help desk technician
- technical support specialist
- technical service representative
- customer support representative
Minoring in Computer Systems Support
Minors do not apply to associate degree studies.
If you are enrolled in a career-oriented, technical degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time learning specific job-related skills. However, you may pursue computer systems support as a second major. Expect the acquisition of a second major to prolong your degree completion.
If your major is in a significantly different field of study, you may chose instead to add the computer systems support certificate as part of your associate degree program.
For specific details on computer systems support as a second major or adding a certificate, please contact Enrollment Services, 513-732-5319.
If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.
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UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
State-of-the-art computer laboratories and software provide an ideal setting for learning. You will learn on the latest hardware with up-to-date tools and techniques, gaining hands-on experience. Your studies will be oriented toward real-life business settings, and you will learn solutions to day-to-day installation and maintenance problems.
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The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.
Freshman Admission Requirements
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Transferring to UC Requirements
To transfer to UC, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
International Student Requirements
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Enrollment Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Systems Support
Full-Time Program Duration
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103