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Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
This program is designed to prepare individuals with an overview of entry-level skills in the field of Networking. This certificate may be completed after the Information Technology Foundations CSC, or combined with a General Studies AA&S degree to fill in the required electives. Students have the opportunity to earn several industry recognized MTA and CompTIA certifications during the course of study. Students will learn basic skills in hardware and troubleshooting, operating systems, system administration, and cybersecurity to help them determine their pathway to a career in Networking, Information Technology, or Computer Science.