Computer Software Support (Certificate)

This certificate provides the student with advanced skills in computer applications. It is appropriate for students interested in learning the intricacies of a variety of software packages. Upon completion of the certificate, students may pursue careers as application specialists, help desk associates and software trainers. Students continuing into a two-year degree program are advised to consult the requirements for either the CIS, IMN or BUS Applied Science degree programs.
No prior computer experience is required.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements
for this program.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Computer Software Support (SSC) will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate the hardware, software and communication components of a computer system.
  • Examine the issue of privacy, ethics, computer crime, and other IT related social issues with particular emphasis on the internet.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the software components of MS Office and the integration of the components.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
CIS 100 CIS Introductory Seminar 1
CIS 111 Computer Systems and Applications 3
CIS 107 OR Conducting Business on the Internet OR  
CIS 108 Conducting Research on the Internet 3
CIS 120 Computer-Based Publishing 3
CIS 160 Career Seminar, Career Exploration (a) 2
TOTAL   15

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
CIS 113 OR Visual Basic Programming OR  
CIS 112 Computer Programming 3-4
CIS 150 OR Information Security Management  OR  
CIS 140 Healthcare Information Management  3
CIS 213 Microcomputer Systems for Business 3
CIS 161 Career Seminar, Career Advancement (a) 2
Elective (b)   3
TOTAL   14
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 29

a. The cooperative education experience requires 10 hours per week of related work experience.

b. Students must select courses from: ACC, BUS, CIS, MAT, or BUS 103.