Degree Requirements

The programs that follow, Certificates of Performance, Certificate of Achievement and Associate Degree for preparation for transfer, require completion of the courses listed below.

Certificate of Performance: Certified Convergent Network Technologist*

The Certified in Convergent in Network Technologies (CCNT) certificate provides students with competency-based training addressing convergence services. This certificate provides students with the required knowledge to perform the following job roles: Telco/Service Provider Technical Sales Professionals Network Administrators and Engineers Product Manager.

Courses Required for the Major Units
INWT 090A, Convergent Network Technology: Basic Data Communications
2
INWT 090B, Convergent Network Technology: Basic Telecommunications
1.5
INWT 090C, Convergent Network Technology: Broadband Technologies
2
INWT 090D, Convergent Network Technology: Computer Telephony Integration
1
INWT 090E, Convergent Network Technology: Local Area Networks (LANs)
2
INWT 090F, Convergent Network Technology: Voice Over IP (VolP) Essentials
1

Total Units: 9.5

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Identify, list and define convergent technologies
  • Apply the principles and practices of convergent technologies to secure the Certified Convergent Network Technologist (CCNT) certification.

 

Certificate of Performance: Computer Programming*

This Certificate of Performance in computer programming requires completion of the courses listed below and is meant to prepare students who are planning on preparing for entry-level positions in computer programming and/or information technology. The Certificate of Performance also offers students the opportunity to learn or enhance computer programming skills.

Courses Required for the Major Units
CISC 186, Visual Basic Programming
4
CISC 190, Java Programming
4
CISC 192, C/C++ Programming
4
CISC 210, System Analysis and Design
3

Total Units: 15

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Explain basic to intermediate programming methodologies and processes.
  • Compare and contrast the syntax of Visual Basic, Java, and C++ programming languages.
  • Apply object-oriented design and programming to create programs.
  • Apply the main phases of dominant software development methodologies to create and troubleshoot business applications.

 

Certificate of Performance: Internet Fluency*

This Certificate of Performance in Computer Information Systems requires completion of the courses listed below. The certificate is meant to prepare students who are planning for entry-level positions in the field of information technology, as well as for those students who wish to take courses or work in e-commerce.

Courses Required for the Major Units
CBTE 161, Learning the Internet
1
CBTE 162, Web Page Creation
2
CISC 114, Introduction to Computer Graphics & Web Media
2

Total Units: 5

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Explain the features of Web Creation Applications.
  • Identify, describe, and apply Web Page creation techniques.
  • Compare and contrast the features of various Web Browsers.

 

 

Certificate of Performance: Desktop Support Technician*

Courses Required for the Major Units
INWT 100, Survey of Operating Systems
4
INWT 110, Desktop Support Technician I
3

Total Units: 7

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Recognize, identify, and assess the features of current Desktop Operating Systems.
  • Apply customer service principles to the Help  Desk and Desktop Support field.
  • Diagnose and repair desktop operating systems problems.
  • Apply Desktop and Help Desk principles in Desktop Certification exams.

 

Certificate of Performance: Network Technician*

Courses Required for the Major Units
INWT 100, Survey of Operating Systems
4
INWT 110, Desktop Support Technician I
3
INWT 120, Network + Training
4
INWT 140, Security + Certification Training
3

Total Units: 14

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Recognize, identify, and assess the features of current Desktop and Network Operating Systems.
  • Apply customer service principles to the Help Desk, Desktop Support, and Network Support field.
  • Diagnose and repair desktop and network operating systems problems.
  • Compare, contrast, and design simple network topologies.
  • Identify, review, and evaluate network security threats and the corresponding prevention principles and practices.
  • Apply Desktop, Help Desk, Networking, and Security principles in Desktop, Networking, and Network Security Certification exams.

Certificate of Performance: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist*

Courses Required for the Major Units
INWT 100, Survey of Operating Systems
4
MSFT 130, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows Clients
2.5
MSFT 132, Manage and Maintain Windows Server
3
MSFT 137 Windows Server Active Directory, Configuring 2.5
MSFT 160, Microsoft Exchange Server Administration 2.5

Total Units: 14.5

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Recognize, identify, and assess the features of current Desktop and Network Operating Systems.
  • Apply customer service principles to the Help Desk, Desktop Support, and Network Support field.
  • Diagnose and repair desktop and network operating systems problems.
  • Compare, contrast (what will students compare and contrast? Two types of network topologies?), and design simple network topologies.
  • Identify, review, and evaluate network security threats and the corresponding prevention principles and practices.
  • Apply Desktop, Help Desk, Networking, and Security principles in Desktop, Networking, and Network Security Certification exams.
  • Apply Business Communication principles to the Help Desk, Desktop Support, and Network Support field to create technology proposals and presentations.
  • Identify and apply current project management principles to technology projects.

Certificate of Achievement: Computer Information Systems

Courses Required for the Major Units
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal Environment 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
CISC Elective(s)* 3
Total:31

Associate in Science Degree: Computer Information Systems

Courses Required for the Major Units
ACCT 116A, Financial Accounting
4
ACCT 116B, Managerial Accounting
4
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
BUSE 140, Business Law & the Legal Environment
3
CISC 181, Principles of Information Systems
4
CISC 186, Visual Basic Programming
4
ECON 120, Principles of Macroeconomics
3
MATH 119, Elementary Statistics
3
CISC Elective(s)*
3

Total Units = 31

*Choose a minimum of 3 units in CISC. Students should consult with their counselor prior to choosing electives to ensure electives meet program and/or transfer goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Explain basic computer concepts, terms and definitions.
  • Compare and contrast the basic categories of system software and application software.
  • Analyze basic to intermediate concepts of various categories of productivity software, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software.
  • Apply the uses of various categories of productivity software, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software to create business solutions.
  • Apply object-oriented design and programming to create programs.
  • Apply the main phases of dominant software development methodologies to create and troubleshoot business applications.

Note: Only one Computer and Information Sciences (CISC) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

Recommended electives: Computer and Information Sciences 114, 150, 190, 192, 210; Economics 121; Mathematics 116, 121.