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

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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:

FALL SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

SUMMER SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

CPT 242

3

3

Note(s): Either take CPT 242 or IST 220, not both