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Contact: Barry AndrewsTitle: Department ChairContact: bandrews@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Introduction to Computer Information Technology

Business Division
Certificate E0712

The Introduction to Computer Information Technology certificate is designed to prepare students for careers that require the understanding and use of computer technology. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that enables students to become proficient with business software such as Word, Excel and Access; implement security techniques to protect computer systems from malware, maintain a computer using utility programs, and create web sites. Emphasis is placed on developing formatted documents using spreadsheets to enter, calculate and graph data; using a database to store and retrieve data and to create forms, reports and queries; protecting a computer’s hardware and software, and using HTML and web page editors to create and publish multimedia web sites. Students will demonstrate the ability to use software to solve business problems and create commercial web sites. Although the completion of this certificate may not qualify a student for a job in the computer industry, it would complement a degree such as business or engineering that requires computer skills.

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Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Computer User Support Specialists

      Computer User Support Specialists

      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

      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
      $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
    • 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
      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
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  • Introduction to Computer Information Technology

    Business Division
    Certificate E0712

    The Introduction to Computer Information Technology certificate is designed to prepare students for careers that require the understanding and use of computer technology. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that enables students to become proficient with business software such as Word, Excel and Access; implement security techniques to protect computer systems from malware, maintain a computer using utility programs, and create web sites. Emphasis is placed on developing formatted documents using spreadsheets to enter, calculate and graph data; using a database to store and retrieve data and to create forms, reports and queries; protecting a computer’s hardware and software, and using HTML and web page editors to create and publish multimedia web sites. Students will demonstrate the ability to use software to solve business problems and create commercial web sites. Although the completion of this certificate may not qualify a student for a job in the computer industry, it would complement a degree such as business or engineering that requires computer skills.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CISB 11Computer Information Systems3.5
    CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
    CISS 11Practical Computer Security2
    Total Units9

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Contact: Barry AndrewsTitle: Department ChairContact: bandrews@mtsac.edu

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