2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Maintenance Technology Associate of Science

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The Computer Maintenance Technology (CMT) Associate of Science degree program includes study of personal computer hardware, software, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a computer maintenance technician in companies involved in the manufacture, installation, repair, maintenance, upgrading, or sales of personal computers and computer networks.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper use of the measures and procedures to protect personal computer hardware against damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD).
  • State and demonstrate software and hardware troubleshooting skills and procedures for personal computers.
  • State, compare, and contrast the major features and tools in modern PC operating systems.
  • Describe the functions and performance specifications of the major hardware items in a PC.


Course ID Title Units
CIM 1  or Computer Information Systems 4
CIM 10   Introduction to Information Systems 3
CIMN 100   Computer Operating Systems- Windows 3
CMT 215  or Electronics for Computer Technologists 3
ET 101  or Survey of Electronics 3
ET 133   DC and AC Fundamentals 4
CMT 220   Computer Maintenance and Repair I 3
CMT 225  * Computer Maintenance and Repair II 3
CMT 230  * Applied Network Technology 3
CMT 235  * A+ Exam Preparation for Computer Service Technicians 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: CIMN 110 , CIMN 120 ; ET 114  .


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