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Computer Information Systems Diploma Program

CIS Computer Support Specialist

The Computer Information Systems—Computer Support Specialist, Networking Specialist, and Internet Specialist—Web Site Design diploma programs are designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of English, mathematics, and interpersonal relations and professional development, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking, and web site design. Program graduates receive a diploma in their area of study and are qualified for employment as computer support specialists, networking specialists, and web site designers.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Computer Information Systems diploma graduates are capable of performing many different types of jobs. Job opportunities exist in the areas of computer hardware and software sales, installation and repair, computer programming, computer networking, software and technical support, and web site design.

LICENSURE

Although certification is not required for employment, each of the Computer Information Systems diploma programs provide the knowledge and skills for students interested in various information technology certifications.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST CURRICULUM

The standard curriculum for the Computer Support Specialist diploma program is designed for the quarter system. Students may enter the diploma program quarterly. The Computer Support Specialist diploma program generally takes 6 quarters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 90 credit hours for the Computer Support Specialist diploma.

CURRICULUM OUTLINECREDITS
GENERAL CORE COURSES 18
COL 1000*College Survival Strategies (Institutional Credit Only)(3)
EMP 1000*Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development (OL)3
ENG 1010*Fundamentals of English I (OL)5
ENG 1012*Fundamentals of English II (OL)5
MAT 1013*Algebraic Concepts (OL)5
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MAT 1011*Business Math5
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES 69
CIS 105*Program Design and Development (OL)5
CIS 106*Computer Concepts (OL)5
CIS 122*Microcomputer Installation and Maintenance (OL)7
CIS 127*Comprehensive Word Processing and Presentation Graphics (OL)6
CIS 1140*Networking Fundamentals (OL)6
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CIS 2321*Intro to LAN and WAN (OL)6
CIS 2228*Comprehensive Spreadsheet Techniques (OL)6
CIS 2229*Comprehensive Database Techniques (OL)6
CIS xxx*Computer Programming Language (OL) (CIS157, CIS252, CIS2161, CIS255, CIS2511)7
CIS xxxx*Operating Systems Elective (OL) (CIS103 or CIS2149)6
XXX xxxOccupationally Related Elective15
FUNDAMENTAL OCCUPATIONAL COURSES3
SCT 100*Introduction to Microcomputers (OL)3

* "C" or higher is required for designated courses.

(OL) designation indicates course is available online in selected quarters.

PROGRAM COSTS

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Tuition/Fees: $3,078

Books/Supplies: $2,125