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Earn a Computer Science




                                                          YO SE MI TE CO M M U N I TY
                                                          COLLEGE DISTRICT
Certificate of Achievement
                                                                                                                          Certificates for
                                                                                                                              Careers




                                                                                        Sonora CA 95370
                                                                                        11600 Columbia College Drive
                                                                                                                          in Technology
To meet the ever-evolving demands of today’s
technology, industry careers have changed over
time and now require competency in a variety
of skills.In keeping pace with these changes,
Columbia College has five career-focused
certificate programs in the computer science field.
Each requires 17 units of course work and can be
completed in just two or three semesters.
Certificates in computer support:
n Network Support Technician—preparation
  for industry certification in Cisco networking
  (CCNA)
n Computer Support Technician—preparation
  for industry certification (CompTIA A+)
Other computer certificates include:
n	 Digital Graphic Arts
n Multimedia Web Design
n Website Development



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Network and Computer Support Technician Certificates
                                                        Computer jobs are hotter than ever!
                                                        According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, network
                                                        and computer support careers continue to be among
                                                        the fastest growing occupations across the country
                                                        and in California. These careers offer require post-
                                                        secondary training or an associate’s degree to get
                                                        started.
                                                        Ref: http://www.bls.gov/emp

                                                        Your keys to successful careers
                                                        Industry certifications are your keys to successful
                                                        employment! Having the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA
                                                        A+ logos on your resume can move you to the top of
C  olumbia College has offered the Cisco
                                                        the hiring list.
Networking Academy Program for over ten years
with a high rate of success among our graduates in                                                                   Network and Computer Support
                                                                                                                                                                                              Units
passing the difficult CCNA examination on their
                                                                                                                     CMPSC 5   Introduction to Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
first attempt! In the program, students learn through
                                                                                                                     CMPSC 41 Networking Essentials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
hands-on lab experience with the latest Cisco
                                                        Best of all, you can complete both certificates in three     CMPSC 162 Networking–CCNA2: Routers and
equipment, and are taught by veteran instructors in
                                                        semsters for a small fraction of what similar training                 Routing Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
the industry.                                                                                                        CMPSC 163 Network–CCNA3: Switching Basics and
                                                        would cost at private technical schools.
In addition, two computer repair courses are the                                                                               Intermediate Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                                                     CMPSC 164 Networking–CCNA4 WAN Technologies . . 3
core of our CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation
                                                                                                                     CMPSC 167 PC Assembly, Upgrade and Support (A+). . 3
Program. Training is provided in repairing and
                                                                                                                     CMPSC 168 PC Operating System Installation
upgrading computers with current hardware and
                                                                                                                               and Support (A+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
operating systems. Students learn valuable testing,                                                                  OFTEC 132 Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
troubleshooting and upgrading skills through
                                                                                                                                                                                        Total 24
demonstrations and hands-on experience.

Combined computer and network support                                                                              Since some courses are required for both certificates,
This powerful combination of support skills—                                                                       students can earn both 17 unit certificates by
computer and network—is in high demand in                                                                          completing a total of 24 units. See the Computer
large metropolitan centers as well as here in the                                                                  Science Certificates section of the Columbia College
Mother Lode. Many growing small businesses seek                                                                    catalog for more detailed information.
technicians with both skill sets when they decide to
hire their first technician.

				
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