General Information Processing Concentration (CMGC) – Community College of Rhode Island

General Information Processing Concentration (CMGC)

Certificate in Computer Studies and Information Processing (CERT_COMI)

Knight Campus, Warwick only

The General Information Processing concentration prepares students for careers in information technology. Certificate programs emphasize technical coursework only, and do not require the electives needed for the associate degree option.

Note: To be awarded this certificate, students must be registered as matriculating in the Computer Studies program and successfully complete all certificate courses with a grade of C or better. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the associate degree program. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

  • Course sequence and prerequisites for major courses are under review. See Computer Studies department faculty for guidance.
Certificate Requirements
COMI 1100 Introduction to Computers   3
COMI 1420 Introduction to Spreadsheets   1
COMI 1430 Introduction to Database Software   1
COMI 1450 WINDOWS Operating System   3
COMI 1150 Programming Concepts   3
COMI 2015 Introduction to Microsoft Project   1
COMP 1230 Systems Analysis and Design Computer Studies Department recommends taking COMP 1230 in final semester. 4
Programming Language Electives   Take three credits from programming attribute PROG. See this page.
Computer Studies Department recommends COMI 1150 as a prerequisite.
Electives   Take 20 credits from COMI, COMP, CNVT OR take one course from ACCT, BUSN, LAWS and the remaining credits from COMI, COMP, CNVT.
See Course Descriptions.


Total Certificate Requirements Credits 39

Suggested electives for Security emphasis
COMI 2020, 2035, 2036, 2037 OR take any COMI/COMP/CNVT to total 17 elective credits.

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Last Updated: 4/14/20