Information Technology Plus Certificate

Cerro Coso IWV campus

What can I do with this?

The Information Technology Plus Certificate of Achievement

  • Prepares students for positions in computer information systems for business
  • Provides with skills to enter the job market as help desk providers, computer support specialists, computer repair technicians, networking technicians, information assurance technicians, and cyber security technicians

You can use this:

  • To enhance career opportunities in Computer Information Systems:
    • CyberSecurity
    • Information Assurance
    • Computer Repair
    • Computer Networking
    • Computer Operator

What will I learn?

  • To interpret and use technical information in communications, to solve common business programs using Information Technology systems and applications.
  • To demonstrate the ability to support strategies in client computing and user support, including the ability to configure, install, diagnose, and support hardware and software issues.
  • To design, analyze, and support computer networks.
  • To implement and evaluate network security solutions, related to servers, storage and virtualization.

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.


Complete all of the following courses:

Program Pathways

All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: CC Online

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 13.0 units and will likely take 1 semester.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

13.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $598 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $780* for books and supplies

Total cost $1,378 for 1 semester


13.0 units

at $375 per unit

Equals $4,875 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $780* for books and supplies

Total cost $5,655 for 1 semester

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.