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Information Systems Technology – Computer Applications

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program is designed to provide computer education and training required by business and industry. Specifically, this includes skills necessary to function in today’s highly technical and computerized environment. Students will use computer application software to develop business applications. The career studies certificate will help prepare students for the MOS certification exams for Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Computer support specialist; computer technician; help desk analyst; information technology specialist (IT specialist).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The Computer Applications Career Studies Certificate will fulfill the IT concentration electives in the Information Systems Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.

Students should check their advisement report in SIS and meet with their faculty advisor.

Students must attain the grade of "C" or higher in IT courses taken for this certificate.

IT courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_221-299-03.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts  

3

0

3

ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services

3

0

3

ITE 140

Spreadsheet Software

3

0

3

ITE 150

Desktop Database Software

3

0

3

ITE 221

PC Hardware and OS Architecture

4

0

4

ITD 110

Web Page Design I

3

0

3

ITD 112

Designing Web Page Graphics

3

0

3

ITE 298

Seminar and Project: Computer Applications Capstone

4

0

4

TOTAL

26

0

26

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Computer Applications

26

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS

ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts (3 cr.)

Covers computer concepts and internet skills and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills required for computer literacy. Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services (3 cr.)

Provides students with a working knowledge of Internet terminology and services, including e-mail, WWW browsing, search engines, ftp, file compression, and other services using a variety of software packages. Provides instruction for basic web page construction. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software (Excel) (3 cr.)

Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges, control pages, multiple sheets, charts, and macros. Includes typing and editing text in a cell, entering data on multiple worksheets, working with formulas and functions, creating charts and pivot tables, styles, inserting headers and footers, and filtering data. Covers MOS Excel objectives. Prerequisite: ITE 115 or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITE 150 Desktop Database Software (Access) (3 cr.)

Incorporates instruction in planning, defining, and using a database; performing queries; producing reports; working with multiple files; and concepts of database programming. Includes database concepts, principles of table design and table relationships, entering data, creating and using forms, using data from different sources, filtering, and creating mailing labels. Covers MOS Access certification objectives. Prerequisite: ITE 115 or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture (4 cr.)

Covers instruction about processors, internal functions, peripheral devices, computer organization, memory management, architecture, instruction format, and basic OS architecture. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ITE 115 or school approval. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITE 290 Coordinated Internship in Information Technology (3 cr.)

Provides students supervised on-the-job training in Information Systems Technology. Laboratory 12 hours per week.

ITE 298 Seminar and Project: Microcomputer Applications Capstone (4 cr.)

Provides students with hands-on experience using the current version of Microsoft Office in order to integrate the software applications to produce realistic business projects. Prerequisites: AST 141, ITE 140, ITE 150, ITD 110 or permission of the instructor. Lecture 4 hours per week.


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Common Job Titles1: Computer Network Specialist; IT Consultant (Information Technology Consultant); Network Engineer; Network Specialist; Network Support Specialist; Network Technical Analyst; Network Technician; Personal Computer Network Analyst; Senior IT Assistant (Senior Information Technology Assistant); Systems Specialist


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 1,066

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $41,100 - $73,500


Common Job Titles1: Computer Console Operator; Computer Operator; Computer Specialist; Computer Technician; Control Room Operator; Desktop Engineer; Information Technology Associate; Operations and Maintenance Technician; Software Technician; Systems Operator


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 175

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $29,900 - $56,100


Common Job Titles1: Computer Specialist; Computer Support Specialist; Computer Technician; Desktop Support Technician; Help Desk Analyst; Help Desk Technician; Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist); Network Technician; Support Specialist; Technical Support Specialist


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 3,298

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $32,500 - $57,400


Common Job Titles1: Account Manager; Account Representative; Admissions Coordinator; Call Center Representative; Case Manager; Client Services Representative; Customer Care Representative (CCR); Customer Service Agent; Customer Service Representative (Customer Service Rep); Customer Service Specialist; Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC); Member Services Representative; Patient Access Specialist; Patient Advocate; Patient Representative; Sales Facilitator; Service Coordinator


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 14,800

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $23,100 - $40,800


Common Job Titles1: Titles not available for this occupation.


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 1,062

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $28,100 - $48,000


Common Job Titles1: Clerk Specialist; Community Liaison; Front Desk Receptionist; Greeter; Member Service Representative; Office Assistant; Receptionist; Scheduler; Senior Receptionist; Unit Assistant


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 5,883

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $21,000 - $34,500


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028).

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accuarate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on August 15, 2018.