Computer Technician (Certificate)

Basic Certificate

Certificate Description

Designed to develop professional skills related to computer hardware and software support and maintenance. Students in this program are encouraged to test for Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows and A+ Certification. Students may also apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Software Technology.

Certificate Requirements: 19 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

CIS 120

Intro to Computer Information Systems

3

CIS 130

Computer Repair and A+ Prep

4

CIS 135

Basic Server Operating Systems

4

*Prerequisite: CIS 130 or COI

CIS 161

Linux Administration I

4

*Prerequisite: CIS 120 or COI

CIS 230

Implementing and Supporting Windows

4

*Prerequisite: CIS 130 or COI

Outcomes

The goals identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Understand technological terminology.
  • Demonstrate technological skills.
  • Synthesize technological concepts.
  • Effectively troubleshoot and identify network components.
  • Install and maintain the Windows OS.
  • Effectively troubleshoot software.

 

Advanced Certificate

Certificate Description

Designed to develop professional skills related to computer network, infrastructure, and security. Students in this program are encouraged to test for Network+, Security+, Server+, Linux+ industry certifications. Students may also apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Software Technology.

Certificate Requirements: 38 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

Completion of Computer Technician Basic Certificate 19

CIS 237

Computer and Network Security

4

CIS 171

Linux Administration II 

4

*Co-requisite: CIS 161 (CIS 120 or COI) or COI

CIS 215

Principles of Programming with Python

3

CIS 228

Network Essentials

4

CIS 240

Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Server

4

 * CIS 130 or COI

Outcomes

The goals identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Effectively deploy, install, and configure networking infrastructure.
  • Identify and explain network security.
  • Understand secure network architecture and systems design.
  • Explain risk management processes and concepts.