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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5040N
Effective Term: 2020 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 9-19
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 with the following job fields:
15-1212.00 Information Security Analysts
15-1150.00 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, Security program is designed to prepare students for entry-level computer maintenance, help desk, and network technician jobs with an emphasis on security. The courses focus on the development of knowledge and skills in computer and security technologies including system components, installation, system configuration, peripheral devices, and notebooks. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying, and mitigating threats to the security of information systems and utilizing the basic tools for information security. This program helps prepare participants for the CompTIA A+, Security+, and 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.

Learning Outcomes
1. Assess computer hardware and software using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, and service. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS190, CNT140AB)
2. Assess operating systems using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, and service. (BPC270, CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS126RH)
3. Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision-making and actions. (CIS250, CIS270, CIS271DB, ITS110)
4. Manage administrative access and user security policies within systems. (CIS250, CIS270, CIS271DB, ITS110)
Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

This program replaces: CCL/5841 Microsoft Technical Specialist

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

Select from one of the following areas of specialization.

Specialization 1: Credits 3-6
+ CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security (3)
+ ITS110 Information Security Fundamentals (3) AND
CIS126DL Linux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I (3) 3-6

Specialization 2: Credits 9-10
CNT140AB Introduction to Networks (4) OR
CIS190 Introduction to Networking (3) 3-4

CIS250 Management of Information Systems 3
+ CIS271DB Information Security Essentials 3
Credits: 9-19

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2020

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.