Information Technology Certificates

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Designed for students seeking to build skills in specialty areas, upgrade current skills, or broaden their general knowledge base in information technology. All courses completed in these certificates apply directly to an A.A.S. degree in information technology.

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Course Credits
BU 281–Global Awareness in the Work Environment 3
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
CIS 111M–Personal Computer Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIS 203–Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 212–Personal Computer Repair & Diagnostics 3
CIS 218–Introduction to Information Security and Assurance 3
CIS 204–Computer & Information Sciences Project  or  
INTR 103–Internship 3
Total 21

Designed for students seeking to build skills in specialty areas (e.g., information security), upgrade current skills, or broaden their general knowledge base in information technology. All CIS courses completed in these certificates apply directly to an A.A.S. degree in information technology.  The Information Security and Assurance Certificate is specifically designed to meet the need for workers in this rapidly growing area of information technology.


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Courses Credits
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design and Programming 3
CIS 111–Personal Computer Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIS 170–Security Fundamentals 3
CIS 180–Networking Fundamentals 3
CIS 212–Personal Computer Repair & Diagnostics 3
CIS 218–Introduction to Information Security and Assurance 3
ID 225–Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Management 3
Total 21
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Courses Credits
CIS 111E–Microcomputer Software Applications: Spreadsheets 3
CIS 111M–Personal Computer Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIS 111R–Business Software Applications 3
CIS 116D–Windows 1
CIS 180–Networking Fundamentals 3
CIS 212–Personal Computer Repair & Diagnostics 3
Total 16
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Courses Credits
CIS 111A–Microcomputer Software Applications: Word Processing 3
CIS 111B–Microcomputer Software Applications: Database 3
CIS 111E–Microcomputer Software Applications: Spreadsheets 3
CIS 116C–Presentation Graphics 1
CIS 116D–Windows 1
Electives–(Choose five credits from the following: CMM 111, CMM 114, CIS 101, CIS 103A *, CIS 103B *, CIS 116B, CIS 116L, CIS 116Q, CIS 116P) 5
Total 16

* Students may test out of CIS 103A and/or CIS 103B.
Prepares students who already have some computer and programming skills to operate and administer a database management system.

Courses Credits
CIS 230–Database Management Systems 3
CIS 232–Database Administration 3
Total 6
 
Computer Studies
Students will be able to:
  1. Prepare a plan that addresses organizational needs.
  2. Identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of user and technical needs.
  3. Design problem solution that solves the requirements.
  4. Integrate hardware, software and security models that facilitate project outcomes.

Personal Computer Support Specialist
Students will be able to:
  1. Identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of user and technical needs.
  2. Analyze alternative solutions to determine the optimal result.
  3. Design problem solution that solves the requirements.
  4. Integrate hardware, software and communications models that facilitate project outcomes. 
Software Specialist Certificate
Students will be able to:
  1. Identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of user needs.
  2. Explain solutions that satisfy problem requirements.
  3. Design problem solution that solves the requirements.
  4. Integrate application software to facilitate requirement solutions.