Hoffman Class

As an Information Technology Specialist Certificate student, you will complete approximately 29 hours of Computer Science and Information Technology courses. These courses will help you build a foundation in Information Technology that includes installing, managing, and using computer systems and related hardware, software and networking devices. This foundation will prepare you to begin a career or stack toward an AA or AAS degree.

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code
Course NameCredit Hours
IT235System Administration and IT Infrastructure3
BT160MicroComputer Applications I3
IT280Computer Hardware3
IT110Fundamentals of Information Technology3
IT266Computer Operating Systems3
IT122Intro to Packet Tracer1
Total16

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code
Course NameCredit Hours
IT123Introduction to Networks3
BT130Business Communications3
BT240Employment Strategies1
*Electives – 6 hours6
Total13

*Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THIS PROGRAM

  • Analyze basic computer and technology related problems and design solutions by applying appropriate use of tools, methodologies and/or processes.
  • Maintain application software on various devices.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to manage and maintain computers, information systems, and networks of different scales.
  • Effectively use common office and productivity software.
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace, in all forms, and be able to participate in discussion and group activity.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in the workplace.

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

CORY COOKSEY
Computer Science & Information Systems Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 357-6319
guy Geyer Hall

A PATHWAY FOR EVERY PIRATE

A PATHWAY FOR EVERY PIRATE

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Choose from over 30 degree options in nine career and academic areas.