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Learning Outcomes for Computer Studies Certificate Programs

Computer Programming (CMPC)


Mission:

The Computer Programming certificate develops in its diverse student population the essential qualities necessary for success in a rapidly changing technological environment. Students learn critical and analytical thinking, problem solving skills, and to effectively communicate ideas. Students in this program are prepared to successfully transfer to 4-year institutions in pursuit of a computer science degree, and to join the twenty-first century workforce in a software developer's role.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Apply logical skills to programming in a variety of languages.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of network principles.
  • Working effectively in teams.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.

General Information Processing (CMGC)


Mission:

The General Information Processing certificate offers students the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in both current and emerging hardware and software. Students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them for employment or transfer. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrated a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Use productivity software effectively (spreadsheets, database software, and project management software).
  • Identify an area of interest through the selection of elective courses.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.

Networking (CMNC)


Mission:

The Networking certificate offers the opportunity for students to specialize in the field of Networking. Students learn critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to analyze, diagnose, implement, and troubleshoot computer networks. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Administer, and maintain a computer network.
  • Use teamwork to accomplish tasks in groups
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.

Web Technologies (CWTC)


Mission:

The Web Technologies certificate offers the opportunity for students to specialize a in the field of web development. Participating in the website development process from concept through installation, students learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to interact with clients and produce web content and programming using current industry technologies. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging web trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Administer and maintain a website.
  • Develop, administer, and maintain a web programming system solution.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.

Office Automation (OFFA)


Mission:

The Office Automation certificate offers the opportunity for students to become proficient in the use of software applications as used in an office environment. Students receive a strong foundation in software and hardware to record, code, sort, calculate, summarize, store and communicate information. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Describe the features and functions of the categories of application software.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Understand the dynamics of an office environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply application software in an office environment.

Networking Technician (NWTC)


Mission:

The Networking Technician certificate offers the opportunity for students to learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to create, implement, modify, and troubleshoot computer networks. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the CISCO CCNA and the CompTIA N+. All credits will transfer into the Computer and Networking Technology Degree.

Outcomes:
  • Show preparation for international certifications.
  • Research information and technologies.
  • Identify with today's business, industry standards.
  • Evaluate information presented in graphical form.
  • Organize ideas to support a position.
  • Translate concepts into current working business environment.
  • Demonstrate oral communications skills such as presentation for an audience, discussions, and debates.
  • Use visual aids effectively to support an oral presentation.
  • Demonstrate writing abilities such as: reports, instructions, and documentation.
  • Exhibits good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals.
  • Develop and demonstrate troubleshooting skills.

Advanced Networking Technician (NWAC)


Mission:

The Advanced Networking Technician certificate offers the opportunity for students to learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to configure, diagnose, and troubleshoot complex computer networks. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the CISCO CCNP and CISCO CCNA Security. All credits will transfer into the Computer and Networking Technology Degree.

Outcomes:
  • Show preparation for international certifications.
  • Research information and technologies.
  • Identify with today's business, industry standards.
  • Evaluate information presented in graphical form.
  • Organize ideas to support a position.
  • Translate concepts into current working business environment.
  • Demonstrate oral communications skills such as presentation for an audience, discussions, and debates.
  • Use visual aids effectively to support an oral presentation.
  • Demonstrate writing abilities such as: reports, instructions, and documentation.
  • Exhibits good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals.
  • Develop and demonstrate troubleshooting skill.

Computer Support Technician (CSTC)

Mission:

The Computer Support Technician certificate gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of desktop technology which includes hardware and software, and operating systems. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Linux+. The program sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Show preparation for national exams/certifications.
  • Research information and technologies.
  • Comply with today's business, industry standards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Apply customer service and end-user support principles when dealing with customers and individuals lacking a technical background.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in problem solving.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Compare and contrast techniques used for security management.
  • Demonstrate good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals.

Networking Support Technician (NSTC)

Mission:

The Network Support Technician certificate gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of desktop technology which includes hardware and software, networking, virtual computing and security. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the the CompTIA N+ and Microsoft MCSA. The program sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Show preparation for national exams/certifications.
  • Research information and technologies.
  • Comply with today's business, industry standards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Apply customer service and end-user support principles when dealing with customers and individuals lacking a technical background.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in problem solving.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Compare and contrast techniques used for security management.
  • Demonstrate good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals.

Data Analytics (DATC)

Mission:

The Certificate in Data Analytics aims to introduce the concepts, techniques, ideas, skills, theories, methods, and practice necessary for entry in the fields of Data Analytics or Data Science. Students will learn the foundational skills necessary to work in a data driven world. Statistical, data, and visualization tools will provide students with the background necessary to complete either a capstone project or an internship in the field of Data Analytics.

Outcomes:
  • Perform statistical analysis of data to provide the basis for decision making.
  • Utilize data analysis tools for the analysis of data sets.
  • Construct computer programs to access and manipulate data sets.
  • Develop visualizations of data to communicate the results of statistical analysis.
  • Analyze real-world problems based on data analysis techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage a project from the design stage to the final report.