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This certificate requires 28 units and will likely take 3 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($200 + $42) per unit
= $1288 in tuition and fees
= $6776 in tuition and fees
+ ~$2498* for books and supplies
= $3786 across three semesters or $1262 per semester
= $9274 across three semesters or $3091 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
The Computer Information Systems Certificate of Achievement (28 units) is designed for students pursuing professional employment in computer information systems for business. This certificate provides students with skills to enter the job market as help desk providers, computer support specialists, or entry level programmers.
Complete each course to be applied toward the certificate with a grade of "C" or better. Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Cerro Coso Community College.
Career Opportunities in Computer Information Systems: Computer Programmer, Computer Repair (A+ Certified), Computer Operator, Computer Support Specialist, Network Technician, Help Desk Technician.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
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:
|BSAD C100||Introduction to Business||3 Units|
|CSCI C101||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||3|
|CSCI C241||Introduction to Telecommunications||3|
|CSCI C251||Introduction to Visual Basic Programming||3|
|CSCI C270||Introduction to Database Design and Management||3|
|MATH C130||Finite Mathematics||4|
|or MATH C121||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4|
|or MATH C131||Basic Functions and Calculus for Business||4|
Select at least 9 units from the following courses:
|CSCI C140||A+ Essential Skills for Computers||2|
|CSCI C141||A+ Standard Skills for IT Technicians||2|
|CSCI C143||Network+ Fundamentals of Networks||3|
|CSCI C146||Security+ Fundamentals of Networks||3|
|CSCI C265||Introductory C++ Programming||3|
|CSCI C267||Introduction to Java Programming||3|
|CSCI C280||Web Development with PHP and MySQL||3|
For general questions, contact:Karen O'Connor
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.