Ozark Catalog

Certificates of Proficiency

Technical Certificates

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of General Studies

Computer Information Systems

Program Chair
Kale Rudolph
Technology and Academic Support Bldg.
(479) 508-3323
brudolph@atu.edu

With the growing importance of computers in the workplace and the emphasis on more sophisticated technologies, qualified computer technicians are in high demand. This program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to become network administrators. Training includes microcomputer operating systems, basic networking skills, computer repair and troubleshooting skills, and Internet knowledge. This program of study prepares students to sit for the A+ Certification exam.

The Computer Information Systems program integrates, and is certified in, Cisco CCNA Exploration: Network Fundamentals. CCNA Exploration prepares students for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and pursuit of globally-recognized Cisco CCNA certification.

Computer Information Systems

Curriculum in Computer Information Systems Certificate of Proficiency

The Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Information Systems is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in a computerized field. The courses within the certificate of proficiency can lead to a new career or simply enhance a person's skill set to make him/her more productive and marketable. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Computer Information Systems and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
CIS 1113 Fundamental Computer Operation 3
CIS 1153 Networking I 3
CIS 1303 PC Maintenance I Green Technology Class 3
CIS 2303 PC Maintenance II 3
Total 12

Curriculum in Computer Information Systems Technical Certificate

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
TMAT 1103 Technical Mathematics I (or higher math) 3
BST 1303

COMS 1003

COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Microcomputer Applications
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
3
CIS 1113 Fundamentals of Computer Operation 3
CIS 1153 Networking I 3
CIS 1213 Operating Systems 3
Total 15
Spring
BST 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
CIS 1103 Programming I 3
CIS 1253 Networking II Green Technology Class 3
CIS 1243 HTML 3
CIS 1303 PC Maintenance I Green Technology Class 3
Total 15
Summer I
Approved Elective Credit 6
Total 6
Approved electives include (but are not limited to): BST 2153 Database Management, any additional CIS course, any ICS course. Electives must be approved by the program director.

Curriculum in Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
BST 1303
Introduction to Computers
3
CIS 1113 Fundamentals of Computer Operation 3
CIS 1153 Networking I 3
CIS 1213 Operating Systems 3
Total 15
Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
CIS 1103 Programming I 3
CIS 1253 Networking II Green Technology Class 3
CIS 1243 HTML 3
CIS 1303 PC Maintenance I Green Technology Class 3
Total 15
Summer I
Approved Elective Credit 6
Total 6
Fall
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
CIS 2133 Web Page Design Green Technology Class 3
CIS 1203 Programming II 3
Approved Elective 3
Total 12
Spring
Any Approved Social Science 3
CIS 2143 Help Desk Support 3
CIS 2153 Programming in C++ 3
CIS 1233 Systems Analysis and Design 3
Total 12
Approved electives include (but are not limited to): BST 2153 Database Management, any additional CIS course, any ICS course. Electives must be approved by the program director. (Green electives include CIS/ICS 2203, ICS 2115, and ICS 2116.)