This certificate provides the fundamental courses needed to prepare for any of the multiple Computer Information Systems (CIS) programs or areas of specialization. It allows students to experience introductory courses in various disciplines as preparation for their chosen degree objective. All courses in this certificate apply to the various degree programs in the Computer Science and Information Technology Department.
Entry level positions in various areas including user support, system administration and network management will be available to students completing this certificate. Many employers are quite willing to provide job specific training to employees already possessing the broad technical experiences in this certificate. Students completing this certificate and a specific CIS degree program will be further prepared for specific employment opportunities.
One of the courses in the certificate (CIS 1130) will help students prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. This is a vendor neutral certification widely accepted in the Information Technology field.
|BIS 1105 (IT Fundamentals) OR BIS 1120 (Introduction to Software Applications)
|Introduction to Operating Systems
|Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming
|Information Systems Analysis & Design