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Do you dream in code? Are you a logical thinker or a creative designer? Whether you want to develop the latest video game, understand networking technology, become a cybersecurity professional or build a website, the possibilities are endless when you study computing. So if computers fascinate you, Allegany College of Maryland's career training and Associate's Degree in Computer Technology may be your calling.


Computer MonitorOur Computer Technology programs offer you flexible options of study based on your career goals, whether you're seeking a two-year direct entry into a tech career, a letter of recognition for study, a one-year certificate, or courses that transfer easily to a four-year institution.

Our hands-on, personal approach to learning gives you access to the latest software and hardware, skills, and technologies. You'll learn how to create working software applications, build computers from the ground up, set up networks, and design working websites.

Our online courses provide you with flexibility, yet we offer a personal touch by giving you access to faculty members and tutors at your local campus when help is needed. You'll also find opportunities for real-world experiences by working with outside clients, businesses, and internships.

Our two-year Associate's Degree in Computer Technology offers you four options of study:

  • Our Cybersecurity option instructs you on how to set up and maintain local, wide area and wireless networks, while you learn the fundamentals of information assurance or network security and administration.
  • Our Programming option provides you the skills needed to develop software applications learning the latest programming languages such as PHP, Visual Basic, and Java.
  • Our Technical Support option teaches you the necessary “soft” skills to work in customer service, along with the technical expertise to troubleshoot and diagnose computer issues.
  • Our Web Development option gives you the design skills and programming expertise you need to develop web sites using HTML, cascading style sheets (CSS),  and advanced server side technologies.

And our transfer programs in Computer Science/Cybersecurity/Information Systems give you the opportunity to begin your studies at Allegany College of Maryland before you transfer to another institution to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.


Course Info

As a Computer Technology program student, you'll expand your knowledge through a variety of challenging courses and career training classes, including:

  • Computer Literacy
  • Computer Logic
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Mobile Application Development
  • PC Architecture
  • Technical Support Operations
  • Certification Exam Review
  • Computer Languages Survey
  • Web Page Development
  • Security +
  • Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Law
  • Operating Systems
  • Office Applications I
  • Office Applications II
  • Advanced Web Page Development
  • Introduction To Networking
  • Database Design And Implementation
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Computer Science Programming I
  • Computer Science Programming II
  • Web Programming
  • Wireless Networking
  • Cisco Networking 2
  • Cisco Networking 3
  • Cisco Networking 4
  • Field Placement

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

Computer Technology jobs are among the fastest growing according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For grads with the right skill set, many on-site and telecommuting career positions are available.

Check out the ACM courses that allow you to become industry certified.

Where our graduates work:

  • IBM
  • Exclamation Labs
  • Willetts Systems
  • Somerset Trust Company
  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • Rocky Gap Casino
  • United States Army
  • Sheetz Distribution
  • Bedford Area School District
  • Everett Area School District
  • NESL
  • Bedford Springs
  • JLG
  • Aerial Communications
  • Altoona Hospital
  • Systems4PT
  • WMHS
  • ATK
  • ACS
  • UPS
  • FCI
  • RESA
  • Smart Choice Computers
  • Staples
  • WV Medical Center
  • Mineral County BOE
  • Super Shoes Inc.
  • Allegany County Government
  • Allegany County Board of Education
  • Frostburg State University
  • Finan Center
  • Spherix


Graduates of Computer Technology programs enjoy enriching and rewarding careers as:

  • Software Developers/Programmers
  • Computer Operators
  • User Support Specialists
  • Web Developers/Web Masters
  • Network Administrators/Technicians
  • Technical Support/Help Desk Operators
  • Database Administrators
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Information Security Analysts

*Some careers may require a bachelor's degree, further education or additional training.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Faculty/Staff Info
James House Jr., Chair / Assistant Professor


A.A., Potomac State College

B.S., Frostburg State University

M.A./I.D.T., West Virginia University

Kristi Smith, TAACCCT Project Director / Associate Professor


A.A., Allegany College of Maryland

B.S., M.B.A., Frostburg State University

Dennis Buskirk, Associate Professor


A.A., Allegany College of Maryland

B.S., M.B.A., Frostburg State University

Additional graduate study at West Virginia University

Robert Coleman, Professor

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B.S., University of Pittsburgh

M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Richard Soderman, Assistant Professor


B.S,. University of Rochester, NY

M.S., University of Vermont

Jerry Hoover, Instructor


Technologies 156

B.S., Park University

M.S., University of Phoenix

John A. Bone, Assistant Professor


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A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

B.I.T., American Intercontinental University

M. Ed., Frostburg State University

Brian Slope, Instructor

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

M. Ed., Walden University

Additional graduate studies at DeSales University, California University of PA,

and Southern New Hampshire University

Program Options

Career Programs

Computer Technology – First Semester
Computer Technology – AOC Cybersecurity
Computer Technology – AOC Programming
Computer Technology – AOC Technical Support
Computer Technology – AOC Web Development

Transfer Programs
Computer Science / Cybersecurity / Information Systems


Certificate Programs
Applications User Specialist
Technical Support

Letter of Recognition Programs
Web Page Development

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