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2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook

Computer Specialist Certificate (CMSP)


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The Computer Specialist Certificate program is designed to provide entry-level skills necessary for careers in the field of microcomputer operations and support services. The program is offered for individuals seeking to develop or broaden their knowledge of microcomputer software applications, operating systems, programming, data and Internet communications. Students may apply courses in the Computer Specialist Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Technology.

The Computer Specialist Certificate Program requires at least a grade of “C” in all of the courses offered within the CMSP curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

Full-Time Schedule


First Year


Part-Time Schedule


First Year


Fall Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 6

Second Year


Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 9

39 Semester Hours


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology.

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