Certificate of Achievement 12-17 Semester (or 17-27 Quarter) Units
The Information Technology Associate in Science is designed to prepare students for high demand and high wage jobs in the field of Information Technology. Students entering this field must be prepared to analyze and solve business and data processing problems to implement and improve computer and information technology related systems. Selected aptitudes include the ability to analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
In this Program students will gain a mastery of IT fundamentals across each of the CSIT Department’s major areas of focus, such as business productivity software applications, data analytics, hardware, and networking, is emphasized. Completing additional coursework may result in a transfer pathway to a four-year degree in computer information technology or a variety of related majors. Depending on which courses are chosen, certificate completion may help individuals prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, CompTIA A+, and Network+ professional certification exams.