Information Technology Support Specialist Concentration (CMSC) – Community College of Rhode Island

Information Technology Support Specialist Concentration (CMSC)

Certificate in Computer Studies and Information Processing (CERT_COMI)

Knight Campus, Warwick only

This concentration prepares students for careers in IT support. 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.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
  • Course sequence and prerequisites for major courses are under review. See Computer Studies department faculty for guidance.
Certificate Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMI 1100 Introduction to Computers   3
COMI 1150 Programming Concepts   3
COMI 1415 Personal Computer Operating System   1
COMI 1420 Introduction to Spreadsheets   1
COMI 1430 Introduction to Database Software   1
COMI 1450 WINDOWS Operating System   3
COMI 1461 Introduction to UNIX   1
COMI 1751 Introduction to HTML   1
COMI 2015 Introduction to Microsoft Project   1
COMI 1800
OR COMI 1840
Computer Networking Software OR Microsoft Windows Server   3
COMI 2031 Computer Support: Concepts   3
COMI 2033 Computer Support: Tools and Techniques   3
COMI 2036 Introduction to Computer Ethics   3
COMI 2055 Introduction to Virtual Computing   1
COMP 1230 Systems Analysis and Design Computer Studies Department recommends taking COMP 1230 in final semester. 4
Electives   Take seven credits from COMI, COMP, CNVT OR take one course from ACCT, BUSN, LAWS and the remaining credits from COMI, COMP, CNVT.
See Course Descriptions.
7

Total Certificate Requirements Credits 39

Suggested electives for Desktop Security emphasis
COMI 1475, 2020, 2035, 2037 OR take any COMI/COMP/CNVT to total six elective credits.

Suggested electives for Networking emphasis
COMI 1800, 1840, 2020

Suggested electives for Data Analysis and Reporting emphasis
COMI 1225, 1260

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Most students in this certificate program attend part time and take two courses each semester. Therefore, the average time to complete the IT Support Specialist certificate as a part-time student could be six semesters (or 36 months). Students who choose to attend full time could complete this certificate program in as few as two semesters (or 12 months). For more information about the number of CCRI graduates in this program and other important gainful employment information, please visit this page.

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Last Updated: 4/9/19