Computer Science - Computer System Support (Certificate)
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Computer Science - Computer System Support (Certificate)

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 18 credit hours
Do you have a natural curiosity about how computers and their programs work? Do you like to put your knowledge to good use helping others? Are you a good communicator, or would you like to become one? Then, a career as a Computer Systems Support Specialist would be a good choice for you! At Oklahoma City Community College, you can earn an associate degree in applied science or a certificate of mastery in computer science with a computer systems support option. Either program option will get you out of school quickly and into the job market. Just talk with a faculty advisor about which would be the best choice for your lifestyle and career goals. OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    CS 1103 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3 Major C
    CS 1153 Introduction to Computing Technologies 3 Major C
    CS 1353 Computer Operating Systems 3 Major C
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    CS 1413 Computer Hardware 3 Major C
    CS 2153 Supporting Windows Operating Systems 3 Major C
    CS 2713 Principles of Information Security 3 Major C
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (18 credit hours) Computer Science: CS 1103; CS 1153; CS 1353; CS 1413; CS 2153; CS 2713

    General Education Courses: None

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: None

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

    Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all Computer Science courses.

  • Course Descriptions

    Computer Science

    CS 1103 - Introduction to Computers and Applications
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    This hands-on course affords students a basic understanding of computers and their application. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system, an office suite, productivity tools, as well as the Internet at an introductory level. Advanced Standing is available. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 1153 - Introduction to Computing Technologies
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    Students will learn fundamental concepts of hardware and software prior to learning tools of support technicians. Topics will include the computer architecture, the instruction execution cycle, I/O and storage. in addition, students will learn basics of digital electronics, how to perform mathematical operations and conversions on multiple numbering systems, develop fundamental problem-solving skills for troubleshooting, and investigate career opportunities within the information technology industry. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 1353 - Computer Operating Systems
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, prerequisite or co-requisite CS 1103
    3CREDITS

    Students will learn the following important areas through a combination of lectures and hands-on projects: installing, maintaining and optimizing Windows operating systems, troubleshooting Windows and applications, connecting to and setting up a network, Windows resources on a network, computer security strategies, mobile devices, and client-side virtualization. A+ Certification Preparation Course. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 1413 - Computer Hardware
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, prerequisite or co-requisite CS 1103
    3CREDITS

    Students will learn the following through class lectures and hands-on projects: identification, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of PC hardware including mainboards, BIOS, processors, memory, storage devices, peripherals, and printers. Other IT-related issues such as networks, safety and environmental concerns, customer relations, and professionalism are also presented. A+ Certification Preparation Course. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 2153 - Supporting Windows Operating Systems
    Prerequisites: Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, CS 1353 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    Students will learn the procedures for installing, configuring and maintaining a Windows Operating System in a business environment. Real-world examples and interactive activities are used to reinforce key concepts such as: managing files and folders, printers, storage devices and display devices; desktop user environments; user profiles and networking. Preparatory course for certification through Microsoft. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 2713 - Principles of Information Security
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    Students will complete a comprehensive overview of network security, with an introduction to a variety of security problems faced by the computing industry. This course is mapped to the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. The course covers topics in general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography basics, and operational/organizational security. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

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