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Contact Information

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

Did You Know?

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage of $36,200. By 2024, these occupations are expected to add 488,500 new jobs.

New Security Classes

  • Fall 2016: Ethical Hacking (CIS 76)
  • Spring 2017: Computer Forensics (CIS 77)
  • Coming soon: Cloud Programming with Python (CIS 115)

Computer Support Specialist (CSS)

The Computer User Support Specialist (CSS) program at Cabrillo prepares students for a career in the field of computer technical support. Courses provide hands-on experience with computer hardware and software, basic networking and help desk concepts. The CSS program emphasizes communication skills, which are critical to success in this field.

The CSS program helps prepare students for CompTIA certification exams like the A+, Network+ and Security+. CompTIA is the world’s largest developer of vendor-neutral industry certification exams. Many employers value CompTIA certifications. Seventy-four percent of ICT managers say a CompTIA certification is an important factor in considering an employee for a promotion.

Program Details

Learn about CSS degrees and certificates offered and which core courses are required.

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  • Computer Support Specialists
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