Computer Support Specialist - Certificate

The Computer Specialist Certificate is designed to provide students with skills in advanced computer technology pertaining to a wide variety of industry specific and government agency career paths. Students are required to have a basic knowledge of reading and writing as well as have completed Math 095 or assessed at a higher level.

Career Outlook: The rapid spread of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained workers proficient in various job functions. These jobs are categorized under the heading of Computer Specialist in the EDD Labor Market Information Occupational Projection Report. The Computer Specialist designation constitutes 97 percent of the Computer and Mathematical Occupations category. There are many career paths available mainly because employers' needs are so varied.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 091 Computer Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 092 Basic Switching and Routing (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 110 Information and Communications Technology Essentials 4
CIT 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
CIT 155 Systems and Network Administration 3
  or
CIT 128 Introduction to Linux OS 3
 
Total Units 19
(Math 095 is required unless student is assessed at a higher level.)  
 

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