Total Units for the Associate in Arts Degree: 60 Units
Required Core Courses: 25 Units

Course Number Course Title Total Units
CIS-50 CIS-50 IT Essentials4
CIS-60 CIS-60 Networking Essentials3
CIS-70  CIS-70 Computer and Network Security Fundamentals3
CIS-80  CIS-80 Introduction to Data systems3
CIS-81 CIS-81 Introduction to Python Programming3
CIS-90  CIS-90 The IT Professional3
Required Electives: The student must complete 6 units from the following courses:
CIS-71  CIS-71 Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking3
CIS-82  CIS-82 Cloud Computing3

General Education Requirements: 18 Units
Electives: 17 The student may select from any courses
numbered 1 – 99 to satisfy this requirement.


Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Computer Support Specialist Certificate of Achievement, students will be able to:
1. Identify computer hardware, and diagnose hardware problems
2. Implement simple algorithms, automate business processes, and visualize data using the Python programming language
3. Describe network components, protocols, architectures, and the application of current communication and networking technologies.
4. Determine how to detect and stop security breaches in networks and applications, and help organizations increase awareness of security policies and procedures.
5. Design a database to meet defined requirements and implement queries in SQL.
6. Explain the core concepts of the cloud computing paradigm and apply fundamental concepts in cloud infrastructures to understand the tradeoffs in power, efficiency, and cost.