Computer Specialist Certificate (CMSP) – 39 Semester Hours

The Computer Specialist Certificate program is designed to provide entry-level skills necessary for careers in the field of microcomputer operations and support services. The program is offered for individuals seeking to develop or broaden their knowledge of microcomputer software applications, operating systems, programming, data and Internet communications. Students may apply courses in the Computer Specialist Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Technology.

The Computer Specialist Certificate Program requires at least a grade of “C” in all of the courses offered within the CMSP curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology.


Program Contact:

Kevan Croteau

Department Chair, Computer Science

(803) 778-7887, ext. 487

M410G


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

Cybersecurity Certificate can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.

The Cybersecurity Certificate program is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and entry-level skills necessary for careers in the field of cybersecurity and computer support services. The program is offered for individuals seeking to develop or broaden their knowledge of cyber-, information-, and network-security. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures. Students may apply courses in the Cybersecurity Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Technology.

Then Cybersecurity Certificate Program requires at least a grade of “C: in all of the courses offered within the CYBR curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology.


Program Contact:

Kevan Croteau

Department Chair, Computer Science

(803) 778-7887, ext. 487

M410G


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

The Computer Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program provides students with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to use state-of-the-art computer systems to solve business and information systems related problems. The program focuses on problem-solving and decision-making using microcomputers and associated technology. The curriculum includes three certificate programs consisting of courses in the areas of programming cybersecurity, Microsoft Office applications, and a concentration in networking. These advanced courses allow students to choose a specific career path in the information systems field. 

The utilization of popular microcomputer word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software packages is required for successful completion of the microcomputer courses. Programming courses in Smart BASIC, Python, Node. JS, Java, and JavaScript are also included in the curriculum. To complement the language development courses, students must successfully complete studies in operating systems, Internet communications, database design and management, and computer systems hardware and software maintenance. Upper-level courses in the curriculum include both the theory and hands-on application of data communications technology, local area networks (LANs), programming, web development, and systems analysis and design procedures. Authorized certification course materials (MOS, ITF+, A+, Network+, Security+, MCSE, MTA, and CCNA) are used in a variety of the courses. Students are encouraged to obtain appropriate professional certifications.

Career opportunities include computer operator, hardware/software technician, application programmer, program­mer/analyst, network manager, network administrator, applications specialist, web specialist, end-user support technician, information security analyst or help-desk specialist. 

The Computer Technology Associate Degree Program requires at least a grade of “C” in all of the courses offered within the CMPT curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

Certificate Programs and Concentration(s)
Prior to the beginning of the fall semester of their second year of study, students in consultation with their academic advisor, should choose a certificate program or concentration as an area of specialization.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology


Program Contact:

Kevan Croteau

Department Chair, Computer Science

(803) 778-7887, ext. 487

M410G


Humanities/Fine Arts Electives listed under the General Education Courses in your current catalog.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

Microsoft Office Applications Specialist can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.

The Microsoft Office Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment in an office environment for specialized skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.

The Microsoft Office Applications Specialist Certificate Program requires at least a grade of “C” in all of the courses offered within the MOAS curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: ACC, AOT, CPT, IST and MKT.

Graduates of this program will have acquired increased skills in targeted office applications.

Authorized certification course materials (MOS—Microsoft Office Specialist) are used in the courses and graduates are encouraged to obtain their MOS certification.

The certificate can be completed completely online and graduates may apply the coursework towards the Associate Degree in Administrative Office Technology.


Program Contact:

Christina James

Department Chair, Accounting and Management

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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