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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5044N
First Term: 2020 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 9-13
CIP Code: 11.1006

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
15-1244.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
15-1231.00 Computer Network Support Specialists
15-1232.00 Computer User Support Specialists
43-9011.00 Computer Operators
49-2011.00 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer System Configuration and Support, Network program is designed to prepare students for entry-level computer maintenance, help desk, and network technician jobs with an emphasis on networking. The courses focus on the development of knowledge and skills in computer and network technologies including system components, installation, system configuration, peripheral devices, and notebooks. Emphasis is placed on elements of a data network, network components, and use of a network. This program helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification exams. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.



Required Courses
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of program director (0) 0-3

+ BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
+ BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3

+ CIS190 Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AB Introduction to Networks (4) 3-4
Credits: 9-13

Learning Outcomes
1. Assess computer hardware and software using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and service. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS105)
2. Demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications. (CIS105)
3. Assess operating systems using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and service. (BPC270, CIS105)
4. Explain networking concepts including topologies, IP addressing, protocols, and basic design. (CIS190, CNT140AB)
5. Demonstrate the skills required to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot a data network. (CIS190, CNT140AB)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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