Division of Business and Information Technology (BIT)
What are Micro-credentials and Digital Badges?
Micro-credentials are short-term, postsecondary credentials comprised of a coherent set of measurable non-credit bearing activities or projects and/or up to 9 hours of credit bearing courses that provide specific career critical skills, competencies and knowledge that can be readily transferred to the workplace.
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Computer Support Micro-credential
Title: Computer Support Micro-credential (CS – MCC)
Description: Completers of the Computer System Support micro-credential will be prepared to take the CompTIA ITF+(Exam FC0-U61) and A+ certification exams (Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) as well as provide technical support for computer hardware and software, operating systems and more.
Courses included in the Micro-credential:
CS 1153 – Introduction to Computer Technologies – Students will learn fundamental concepts of computing technologies. Topics will include computer hardware, operating systems, application software, networking, information security and privacy, information systems, program development, database management systems, social aspect of computing technologies, and cloud computing.
CS 1353 – Computer Operating Systems – 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.
CS 1413 – Computer Hardware – 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.
Skills Tags: Computer Support, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, System Support, Troubleshooting, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Next Steps: Complete additional 9 credit hours of course work in Computer System Support (18 credit hours) to obtain a Certificate of Mastery in Computer Systems Support or 52 credit hours to earn an AAS Degree in Computer Systems Support (61 credit hours).