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Computer Information Systems Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in
Computer Information Systems

Earning an Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Information Systems is an outstanding way to supplement your existing skills and begin college-level study. You’ll study a variety of technical topics covering the fundamental skills required to manage computer information in a variety of business environments.

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 6 to 12 Months

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$34 Per Month

  What You'll Learn

Our Computer Information Management certificate program contains 5 courses that include 1 required introductory course and 4 electives of your selection. Choose from courses in PC selection and maintenance, networking and the fundamentals of MS Office XP. You’ll also examine…

  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Networking basics
  • Website design principles
  • Database design & developments
  • System implementation

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Required Courses

K01 - Windows Operating Systems  

This course provides a full exploration of how Microsoft Windows affects the PC desktop and works with files, disks, data, and applications. Topics include personalizing your computer, printers and hardware devices, the Internet and networking, network security, and troubleshooting techniques.
Credit Hours: 3


K02 - MS Office Applications I  

This course is designed to help the student get started in the world of computing. Students will learn about similarities among Office applications and will focus on Word and Excel, the word processing and spreadsheet programs included in Microsoft Office.
Credit Hours: 3

K03 - MS Office Applications II  

In this course, students will focus on Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook, which respectively are the database, presentation, and e-mail/scheduling programs included in Microsoft Office. PowerPoint is a graphics and audio-visual application and is the most visual and creative of the Microsoft applications. Access is a database system for retaining and using essential information, and Outlook is an e-mail program used for sending and receiving messages.
Credit Hours: 3

K04 - Computer Hardware Management  

This is the first of two courses designed to train students in the personal computer maintenance skills tested by the A+ certification exam. Students will study the characteristics of motherboards, memory, drives, and other components, and learn basic troubleshooting techniques. The course will not only provide the information necessary to pass the certification test, but give you the confidence to work on and troubleshoot your own computer.
Credit Hours: 3

K05 - Computer Software Management  

This course provides instruction for installing, maintaining, and servicing IBM-compatible personal computers. The Windows operating system is discussed at length, as are networks and the protocols and hardware that allow it all to work together. Other topics include tools and computer based commands that can assist in troubleshooting basic network problems, how to address software related computer problems, and wireless technology.
Credit Hours: 3

K09 - Web Site Design  

This course provides an introduction to the effective use of web page design principles, the basics of HTML coding, website strategies, how to maintain web pages, creating an online brand, e-commerce, and the online customer.
Credit Hours: 3

K10 - Programming in JavaScript  

This course is an introduction to the process of adding interactivity to web pages using JavaScript. Projects give students hands-on opportunities to practice what they are learning.
Credit Hours: 3

K11 - Database Processing  

This is an introduction to the design and development of databases, using data modeling tools, normalization, structured query language (SQL), database application design, and Internet technology.
Credit Hours: 3

K12 - Systems Analysis and Design  

This is an examination of the computer systems development environment, from planning and selecting the systems through implementation and operation. Students also learn how to determine and structure system requirements, design the human interface, and design the database.
Credit Hours: 3

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  What You Get

We provide all the textbooks and learning materials you’ll need to succeed in our Computer Information Management Undergraduate Certificate online program. Our affordable, zero-interest monthly tuition makes it easy to realize your education goals.

The flexibility of online learning allows you to move at your own pace, and when you need help, our Academic Advisors and student help desk will lend a hand. The program includes:

  • Comprehensive textbooks & study guides
  • Online, open-book exams
  • Instructor guidance
  • Academic support & tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
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Graduates of our Computer Information Management Certificate course receive a beautiful certificate and may attend our annual graduation ceremony where they can share the pride of earning an undergraduate certificate with friends and family.

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Choose education on your terms. Start our Computer Information Management Certificate program today! Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.