Minor
Students completing the CAT minor will be able to serve as a computer and technology resource person for a school, business or other type of organization. Students will be able to assist with needs assessment, resource identification, acquisition and allocation, and systems management and maintenance.

The computers and technology minor consists of four required core courses and three electives. The core courses provide students with a solid foundation of practical skills in using computers and integrating technology, while the electives afford students the opportunity to pursue individual interests in specific departments or disciplines.

Students must show competency in CAT 105 (complete CAT 105, pass competency exams or hold MOS specialist certification) before beginning classes in the minor.

CAT 206 Word Processing and Presentations

1

CAT 207 Spreadsheet Concepts and Design

1

CAT 208 Database Management

1

CAT 247 Internet Concepts and Web Page Design

3

CAT 249 Computer Hardware, Networks and Telecommunications

3

CAT 323 Management of Computer Systems and Networks

3

Electives *
9
Total

21



* In addition to the core courses, each minor must complete at least nine credit hours of electives selected in consultation with the department of computers and technology and the student’s major department. Certain departments, such as business and education, may require students to take specific CAT electives in order to satisfy departmental requirements.

Desktop Publishing Minor
Students completing the Desktop Publishing minor will be prepared to assist their colleagues in designing and producing a wide variety of printed matter. Companies always need things like letterhead and identity products, brochures, catalogs and often times books. The DTP minor will be well prepared to execute such print projects.

ART 101 Introduction to Basic Design

3

CAT 202 Computer Graphics

3

CAT 206 Word Processing & Presentations

1

CAT 247 Internet Concepts and Web Page Design

3

CAT 345 Desktop Publishing

3

CAT 399 Independent Study

3

CAT 460 Internship

3

     Total

19




MultiMedia Minor
Students completing the MultiMedia minor will be prepared to assist their colleagues in developing, preparing and presenting a wide variety of messages in the ever expanding field of presentations. They will be able to deliver messages via print, video, CDs, DVDs and on the internet.

ART 101 Introduction to Basic Design

3

CAT 202 Computer Graphics

3

CAT 247 Internet Concepts and Web Page Design

3

CAT 342 Motion Graphics with FLASH

3

CAT 347 MultiMedia/Video

3

CAT 448 Authoring with Macromedia Director

3

     Total

18

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