CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS2019 - 2020
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE
Unix
Award: Certificate in Computer Information Systems
No. of credits required: 
30-32
For more information: Contact Asst. Prof. David Law, 443-412-2264, dlaw@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This certificate program is recommended for students with a baccalaureate degree wishing to explore and/or make a career change to the computer field. The courses prepare students to solve business, administrative or statistical problems by utilizing computer software, language, and systems.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this program of study, students will be able to:
  1. Analyze the use of commercial software applications, hardware, networks, programming, and other technologies in information systems at a level of competence appropriate to joining the workforce.
  2. Use, maintain and modify existing information systems.
  3. Design and implement new information systems.
  4. Demonstrate the skills to work in a business environment including working in teams, project management, and professional and effective communication with a wider audience.

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 CIS 102Introduction to Information Sciences 3   
 CIS 110Introduction to UNIX/Linux 4   
 CIS 111Programming I: C/C++ 4   
 CIS 115Fundamentals of Programming 3   
 CIS 225Introduction to Shell Programming 4   
 ENG 101English Composition 3   
 ENG 209Technical Writing 3   
 CIS Electives * 6-8 
 Total Credits30-32

* Any CIS course(s) may be taken to satisfy the CIS elective.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that careers in the computer industry are expected to increase by 11% adding over 88,500 positions by 2026. The report indicates continuing growth of the computer industry.

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.