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    May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Information Technology, COA

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This Information Technology certificate introduces computers, networking, and cybersecurity skills and prepares students to enter the workforce as an entry-level information communications technologies professional (Computer User Support Specialist or Computer Network Support Specialist). The program is designed to meet the needs of students who want 1) to obtain entry level employment; 2) to advance in their current positions; or 3) to change careers. This program enables students to demonstrate specialization in areas such as computer technical support and networking. Successful completion of this program prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exam (CIM 182, 283) and Cisco CyberOps Certification Exam (CIM 284).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge of computing and the current use of technology techniques, skills, and tools necessary for the computing practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, critically evaluate, and solve business problems with technology solutions using qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental ability to identify and analyze user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  • Provide information technology technical assistance to computer and network users.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of the IT career field and the need to be lifelong learners.

Total Units Required: 9

To earn the certificate of achievement:

See Earning a Certificate  for certificate information and requirements.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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