This program provides students with core IT knowledge and technical support skills. Students take courses in hardware/software, networking, database, Linux, Cloud Services, and Windows Server and learn how to apply these skills in a tech support environment. Extensive hands-on training is provided in our computer and networking labs. This program is available days and evenings and is financial aid-eligible.

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course
Course Title CL LAB CR
IST 102C PC Applications 3 0 3
IST 103C Programming with Raspberry Pi 2 2 3
IST 104C PC/Mobile Hardware and Networking 2 2 3
IST 109C PC OS Security and Cloud Fundamentals 2 2 3
IST 140C Database Design and Management 2 2 3
IST 154C Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
IST 170C Introduction to Linux 2 2 3
IST 180C Cloud Services and Windows Server 2 2 3
IST 290C IT Career Development 2 0 2
IST 291C IT Internship Search and Approval 0 2 1
IST 294C Senior IT Internship 0 9 3
XX xxxC elective approved by department chair 3 0 3
Total Credits       33

The certificate culminates with students performing an internship, which can lead to employment. Graduates can enter into the following professions (not an inclusive list): entry-level help desk technician, entry-level network technician, junior-level help desk technician, and help desk technician. Students can earn the following national certifications: CompTIA A+ Certification and Microsoft Technology Associate.

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