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CIS DEPARTMENT
Chair: Michael Matera
Phone: 831.477.3270
Email: Send a message
Division: Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS)
Divison office: Room 701
Counselor: 831.479.6274

CIS 71 Information & Communication Technology Essentials

This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level Information Communication Technology (ICT) professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional will be introduced. Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

CSS - Featured Careers

Thinking of a career in IT support? This is an in-demand field with many exciting career options from entry-level to management positions.

Computer Support Specialists

picComputer Support Specialists provide technical assistance to computer users. They resolve computer hardware and software problems in person, via telephone or electronically. Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for computer support specialists was $51,470 in May 2015.

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IT Project Managers

picIT Project Managers combine their IT skills with their team management skills. They plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15% growth rate.The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $131,600 in May 2015.

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