Computer Systems Technology
The Department of Computer Systems Technology (CST) prepares students to pursue technical, as well as technical management careers in all employment sectors. The program emphasizes acquisition of sound theoretical studies, as well as intensive hands-on experiences in the area of electronics technology. The CST department emphasizes development of real world competencies demanded by employers. Students receive thorough grounding in electronics; digital and microprocessor systems; computer technologies, including hardware, software and computer networking; communication systems; power distribution; and automation and control systems. Additional emphasis is placed on courses in business management, statistical process control, humanities, computer programming, safety and project management, and manufacturing processes to provide students the background they need in the economic and managerial aspects of the business enterprise.
After graduation, our students are prepared to manage projects and/or people in the corporate sector, software companies, telecommunications, broadcast and Internet companies. Companies that hire our graduates include: AT&T, Ford Motor Company, IBM, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, just to name a few
N.C. A&T is again expanding its graduate-level cybersecurity program.
Three N.C. A&T online programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected N.C. A&T to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.
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