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Computer Support Specialist - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Matt MAGEE mageem@hutchcc.edu (620)728-8167
Department Co-Chair: Jillene CUNNINGHAM cunninghamj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Cynthia RAPP rappc@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 29 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
CS111 Visual Basic Programming 3

Programming in Structured and Visual Basic; application of programming fundamentals to problem solving.

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

IS135 Essentials of Web Interaction 2

Principles of effective web interaction to create and maintain an effective web presence. This includes exploration of the primary design elements of proximity, alignment, repetition, and contract, in addition to the impact of color, images, page layout and typography on an intended audience. Web terminology and structure are explored as are web driven interactions such as blogs and social media.

IS148 CompTIA A+ Essentials 3

Students will gain the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure and maintain devices for end users. This course also covers the basics of networking and security/forensics, proper and safe diagnosis, resolve and document common hardware issues while applying troubleshooting skills.

IS149 CompTIA A+ Practical Applications 3

Students will gain the knowledge required to install, configure and maintain software for end users. This course will also cover the basics of networking and security/forensics, properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Students will also gain appropriate customer support and soft skills; understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment.
Pre-Reqs: IS148 CompTIA A+ Essentials with grade of C or better

IS212 Networking I 3

Introduction of common networking LAN and WAN schema with emphasis on development of procedures for choosing best network configurations including topology, protocol, hardware, software and media selection; technology concepts introduced with hands-on application.

IS224 Networking II 3

Extensive coverage of common LAN, WAN schema with emphasis on development of Technology Plan for small business networks with procedures for installation, maintenance and support with in-depth, hands-on application.
Pre-Reqs: IS212 Networking I, or IS182 Cisco CCNA I, and IS183 Cisco CCNA II

Computer Support Specialist Technical Electives 6
Course Title Credits
AR134 Introduction to Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

AR135 Advanced Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

BU120 Job Search/Retention 1.00

CS106 Computer Engineering 4.00

CS121L Programming Language Lab 1.00

CS200 Problem Solving and Programming 4.00

CS203 Discrete Structures 3.00

HT263 Working with Health IT Systems 2.00-2.00

HT264 Configuring Electronic Health Records 2.00-2.00

HT265 Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems 2.00-2.00

IS105 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS113 Desktop Publishing 3.00

IS120 Graphics on Microcomputers 3.00

IS137 Website Ethics and Security 3.00

IS174 Web Tools & Layout 2.00

IS225 Website Coding 2.00

IS228 Database Structures 3.00-3.00

IS235 Elements of Linux 3.00

IS237 Server Operating Systems and Virtualization 3.00

IS240 Fundamentals of Network Security 3.00

IS250 Project Management 3.00

IS264 JavaScript 3.00

JP118 Introduction to Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

JP119 Advanced Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00

TR120C Work Ethics 1.00-3.00

PS101 Human Relations or TR120 Work Ethics 3
Course Title Credits
PS101 Human Relations 3.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00

TR120C Work Ethics 1.00-3.00


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