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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Computer Systems Technology (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#24284

The Computer Systems Technology curriculum encompasses advanced coursework in computer systems circuitry, including microcontrollers and microprocessors.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be employed or actively seeking employment in the field or a related field.
  • Students will be technically proficient.
  • Students will employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

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    • Computer and Information Systems Managers

      Computer and Information Systems Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-3021.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $119.75

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $171,589.06
      Annual Job Openings
      8,330

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer and Information Research Scientists

      Computer and Information Research Scientists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1111.00

      Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $99.28

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $134,614.02
      Annual Job Openings
      874

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Systems Analysts

      Computer Systems Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 15-1121.00

      Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $82.14

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $106,513.12
      Annual Job Openings
      7,161

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Informatics Nurse Specialists

      Informatics Nurse Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1121.01

      Apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $82.14

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $106,513.12
      Annual Job Openings
      7,161

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Information Security Analysts

      Information Security Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 15-1122.00

      Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $82.01

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $112,128.06
      Annual Job Openings
      1,355

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Computer Programmers

      Computer Programmers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1131.00

      Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $82.06

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $97,077.49
      Annual Job Openings
      2,473

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Applications Software Developers

      Applications Software Developers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1132.00

      Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $95.99

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $129,588.16
      Annual Job Openings
      31,413

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Systems Software Developers

      Systems Software Developers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1133.00

      Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $95.99

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $129,588.16
      Annual Job Openings
      31,413

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      Web Developers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1134.00

      Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $72.40

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      • Some College
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      Median Salary Earnings
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      Annual Job Openings
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      SOC Career Code: 15-1141.00

      Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $80.17

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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
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      Median Salary Earnings
      $100,929.35
      Annual Job Openings
      1,449

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

      Network and Computer Systems Administrators

      SOC Career Code: 15-1142.00

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      Typical Hourly Salary
      $72.69

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $94,657.25
      Annual Job Openings
      3,458

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Network Architects

      Computer Network Architects

      SOC Career Code: 15-1143.00

      Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $94.41

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $124,577.44
      Annual Job Openings
      1,816

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 15-1151.00

      Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $52.89

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $65,135.77
      Annual Job Openings
      10,518

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Network Support Specialists

      Computer Network Support Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1152.00

      Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $58.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $71,164.92
      Annual Job Openings
      2,173

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

      Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.01

      Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Systems Engineers and Architects

      Computer Systems Engineers and Architects

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.02

      Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Web Administrators

      Web Administrators

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.03

      Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Data Warehousing Specialists

      Data Warehousing Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.07

      Design, model, or implement corporate data warehousing activities. Program and configure warehouses of database information and provide support to warehouse users.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Business Intelligence Analysts

      Business Intelligence Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.08

      Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Information Technology Project Managers

      Information Technology Project Managers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.09

      Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Document Management Specialists

      Document Management Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.12

      Implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Operators

      Computer Operators

      SOC Career Code: 43-9011.00

      Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Data Entry Keyers

      Data Entry Keyers

      SOC Career Code: 43-9021.00

      Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $27.48

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $35,400.49
      Annual Job Openings
      2,491

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Computer Systems Technology (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #24284

    The Computer Systems Technology curriculum encompasses advanced coursework in computer systems circuitry, including microcontrollers and microprocessors.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Students will be employed or actively seeking employment in the field or a related field.
    • Students will be technically proficient.
    • Students will employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).

      Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC EL11
    Technical Applications in Microcomputers
    VOC EL12
    Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting
    VOC EL50A
    Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)
    VOC EL50B
    Electronic Circuits (AC)
    VOC EL51
    Semiconductor Devices and Circuits
    VOC EL56
    Digital Electronics
    VOC EL61
    Electronic Assembly and Fabrication
    VOC EL74
    Microcontroller Systems
    VOC TCH60
    Customer Relations for the Technician

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220