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Contact Information

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 - Program Details

The CSS program offers an AS degree and various certificates to to help you prepare for a career in IT Technical Support or a degree in Computer Networking and System Administration.

Degree and Certificates

  • CSS AS Degree
  • Computer Support Certificate of Achievement
  • A+ Preparation Skills Certificate
  • Computer Support 1 Technician Skills Certificate

Core Courses

  • CIS 70 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software
  • CIS 72 Introduction to Operating Systems
  • CIS 81 Networking Fundamentals and Theory (Cisco CCNA 1)
  • CIS 90 Introduction to UNIX/Linux
  • CIS 103 Technical Support as a Profession
  • CIS 174 Virtualization Infrastructure (VMware ICM)
  • CIS 194 Microsoft Windows Client Administration


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