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This certificate prepares individuals to exhibit skills for careers in Information Technology (IT) positions.

Certificate Objective

Upon completion of the Computer Literacy Certificate, students should be well versed in computer hardware, software, and operating systems, understand the importance of security fundamentals, and gain familiarity on how data is captured, processed, and communicated.

REQUIRED COURSES15 CREDIT HOURS

  • This course will provide the basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems. Students should build an understanding of operating system configurations and maintenance, client systems, and managing applications. Additionally, students should also increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration.
  • This course will provide knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems. Students should be able to apply their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts. This course applies required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration.
    (Prerequisite: IST2000)
  • IST2100 is a comprehensive study of security threats, prevention and detection technologies and security policies and planning. The student will gain an understanding of the threat environment in today‚Äôs information systems and the application of security tools to reduce threat exposure. The course provides information to enable the student to develop security policies that protect an organization from security risks.
    (Prerequisite: IST2050)
  • This course will examine computerized information systems and how data is captured, processed, and communicated. Students will learn about the fundamental concepts and technologies used in business information systems. A practical hands-on look at how (intermediate) Microsoft Excel and (beginning) Microsoft Access can be integrated within business information systems will be covered. This course provides an introduction to a broad view of data analytics through the use of fundamental techniques and tools in analyzing large amounts of data.

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