Computer Software Support (SSC)

This certificate provides the student with advanced skills in computer applications. It is appropriate for students interested in learning the intricacies of a variety of software packages. Upon completion of the certificate, students may pursue careers as application specialists, help desk associates and software trainers. Students continuing into a two-year degree program are advised to consult the requirements for either the CIS, IMN or BUS Applied Science degree programs.
No prior computer experience is required.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements
for this program.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Computer Software Support (SSC) will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate the hardware, software and communication components of a computer system.

  • Examine the issue of privacy, ethics, computer crime, and other IT related social issues with particular emphasis on the internet.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the software components of MS Office and the integration of the components.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

CIS 100

CIS Introductory Seminar

1

CIS 111

Computer Systems and Applications

3

CIS 107 OR

Conducting Business on the Internet OR

 

CIS 108

Conducting Research on the Internet

3

CIS 120

Computer-Based Publishing

3

CIS 160

Career Seminar, Career Exploration (a)

2

TOTAL

 

15


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

CIS 113 OR

Visual Basic Programming OR

 

CIS 112

Computer Programming

3-4

CIS 150 OR

Information Security Management  OR

 

CIS 140

Healthcare Information Management

 3

CIS 213

Microcomputer Systems for Business

3

CIS 161

Career Seminar, Career Advancement (a)

2

Elective (b)

 

3

TOTAL

 

14

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

29


a. The cooperative education experience requires 10 hours per week of related work experience.

b. Students must select courses from: ACC, BUS, CIS, MAT, or BUS 103.