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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.

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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