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  Dec 07, 2023
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Technology Support and Training Management, B.S.

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Learning Outcomes Technology Support and Training Management 
Curriculum College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management 

This major in the Department of Retailing prepares graduates for careers in technology support and training management. The program focuses on the management and support of network, database, and training systems. The program includes a core of liberal arts courses, specialized computer technology, management courses related to the field, and an internship in the industry. After completion of the general education and related area requirements, students have the option of taking courses through traditional on-campus or instructor-led distance education classes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.S. in Technology Support and Training Management should be able to …

  • demonstrate preparation for their internship positions, including technical and communication skills.
  • demonstrate effective work habits including the ability to work independently, thoroughly completing assignments, responsibility, dependability, creativity, and level of productivity.
  • demonstrate professionalism including attitude, adaptability, cooperativeness, punctuality, courteousness, and personal appearance.


Progression Requirements

In addition to the college progression requirements, to enroll in the professional division of technology support and training management a student must complete the 45 hours in the courses indicated below with a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Students who do not meet the specific course, semester hour, and grade point average requirements for progression must continue in the preprofessional division or change to another major. Graduation requires a 2.00 GPA. In order to satisfy the requirements for a degree in technology support and training management and regardless of other satisfactory work, a student may not repeat a TSTM course a third time.

Curriculum for the Preprofessional Division (45 Hours)

Mathematics (6 Hours)

To be satisfied using one of the following options:

Option One:

Other Courses (12 Hours)

It is recommended that students complete 12 hours of course work required in the University core.

Additional Requirements

2. Additional Course Grade Requirements

All courses used to meet major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Degree Requirements (Total Hours: 124)

1. General Education Requirements

Liberal Arts (24-30 Hours)

Seven courses from the College of Arts and Sciences (24-25 Hours), to include:

a. One course in history

b. One fine arts class (art, music, theater)

c. Public Communication

d. One course from PSYC or SOCY

f. Foreign Languages

Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language proficiency test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

Mathematics and Sciences (13-15 Hours)

Numerical and analytical reasoning (6-7 Hours)

To be satisfied using one of the following options:

a. Option One:

Two courses (one of which must have a laboratory) from the following sciences (7-8 Hours):

Astronomy (ASTR),
Biology (BIOL),
Chemistry (CHEM),
Geological Sciences (GEOL),
Marine Science (MSCI),
Physics (PHYS)

2. Major Requirements

3. Minor or General Electives (12-18 Hours)

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