College Skills Certificates
Computer Science offers the following College Skills Certificates:
Students who have completed the first three courses (listed below) towards the Certificate of Achievement in Computer Science may apply for the Foundation College Skills Certificate.
Students who obtain this certificate will have basic computer and technology skills necessary to gain employment. These skills include basic computer usage, how to use job-specific programs like Microsoft Office, and how to troubleshoot minor computer problems.
Students who have completed the Foundation courses, as well as the following courses towards the Certificate of Achievement in Computer Science may apply for the Core Competencies College Skills Certificate.
Students who obtain this certificate will have basic computer and technology skills, as well as problem solving skills necessary to gain employment. These skills include basic understanding of computer operating systems and computer usage, how to use job-specific programs like Microsoft Office, troubleshooting of minor computer problems, ability to create and modify web sites, and be able to use a programming language such as C++ or Visual Basic.NET.
Students interested in transferring to a 4-year institute or achieving an entry-level position in the gaming industry need to know a variety of skills that include programming, storyboarding, 3d modeling, animation, drawing, and graphical design skills.
Our Game Design certificate can help students obtain entry-level positions in the video game industry as a tester, level designer, 3D modeler, 2D and/or 3D artist, skin artist, and storyboard artist.
PC Repair Technician (A+ Certification)
Computer repair technicians work in a variety of settings in both the public and private sectors. Students interested in repairing and maintaining computers should complete the courses listed below. Students learn to build PCs, install and configure hardware, install and update operating systems and software applications, and learn troubleshooting techniques.
Students completing all 3 courses can become A+ certified by taking and passing the CompTia A+ Certification exams offered by the Computer Science Department at LMC.
Students wanting to have a web presence must learn how to create attractive and unique looking web pages. A Web Design Certificate will prepare students for entry-level positions such as Web Designer, Web Master, Interface Designer, and Web Developer.
For more information regarding any of the above College Skills certificates, contact the Computer Science Department at (925) 473-7792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Skills Certificate Application
Students who have completed the recommended units for a College Skills Certificate need to submit a Skills Certificate Application to Admissions and Records.
Go to http://www.losmedanos.edu/admissions/forms.asp to download the form.
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