• CIS: Information Technology Certificate Curriculum


  • One-Year Certificate

    Catalog 2017-2018

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    The Information Technology certificate program prepares students for work in Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) industries. Career positions in information and system management are waiting for motivated, talented and qualified people trained in system troubleshooting, maintenance and analysis. This certificate program will teach you how to plan and assist in determining what computer system, software application or network would best meet corporate requirements.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Provide fundamental computer and network maintenance
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration
    1
    CIS151 Introduction to Networks
    4
    ISTM183A Preparation for A+ Essentials
    3
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1
    4
    12
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS125SS Spreadsheets
    3
    CIS125WP Word Processing
    3
    CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I
    3
    CIS225 Computer End-User Support I
    4
    ISTM183B Preparation for A+ Practical Application
    3
    16
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS125DB Desktop Database
    3
    CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensics II
    3
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
    3
    ISTM140L Linux Fundamentals
    4
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    17
    Total Credits 45

    This Certificate program easily transfers into the Computer Information Systems AAS degree.

    1 Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)