Lake Superior State University

Personal Computer Specialist

Program Description

Personal computers of today outperform the mainframe computers of a generation ago at a fraction of the cost. This associate’s degree trains individuals to assist personal computer users. They will be able to assemble, upgrade, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair personal computers. Computer skill courses are combined with general education and business courses.

Degree Requirements

Department Requirements (31 credits)

Business or Computer Science Electives (9 credits)

  • BUSN121 Introduction to Business 3
  • BUSN350 Business Law I 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI106 Web Page Design and Development 3
  • CSCI271 Network Hardware and Software 3
  • CSCI281 Network Design and Implementation 3
  • FINC242 Personal Finance 3
  • FINC245 Principles of Finance 3
  • MRKT281 Marketing Principles and Strategy 3

General Education:  All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students).

A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.