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College Skills Certificates

Computer Science offers the following College Skills Certificates:

Foundation

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.

 

COURSE NAME

COURSE #

UNITS

Introduction to Computers

COMSC 040

4

Information Technologies

COMSC 060

4

Advanced Microcomputer Applications

COMSC 061

3

  

Total Units:

11

 


 

Core Competencies

Students  who have completed the Foundation, 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.

COURSE NAME

COURSE #

UNITS

Web Site Development-Part I

COMSC 030

1.5

Web Site Development-Part II

COMSC 031

1.5

Programming Logic & Design

COMSC 056

3

A Survey of Operating Systems

COMSC 080

3


Plus one of the following  programming classes

    Programming with Visual Basic.NET

COMSC 041

3

    Introduction to C++ Programming, Part I

COMSC 044

3

    Java for Programmers, Part I

COMSC 051

3

  

Total Units:

12



 

Game Design

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.

COURSE NAME

COURSE #

UNITS

Gaming: An Introduction

COMSC 110

3

Gaming: Beginning Illustration and Storyboarding

COMSC 111

3

Gaming: Beginning Game Design

COMSC 112

3

Introduction to Drawing

ART 020

3

Adobe Photoshop

ART 054

3

      

Total Units:

15


 

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.

COURSE NAME

COURSE #

UNITS

PC Repair - Hardware (A+ Certification)

COMSC 090

3

PC Repair - Software (A+ Certification)

COMSC 091

3

PC Repair - A+ Prep

COMSC 092

1.5

  

   

Total Units:

7.5

 


Web Design

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.

COURSE NAME

COURSE #

UNITS

Web Site Development – Part I

COMSC 030

1.5

Web Site Development – Part II

COMSC 031

1.5

Web Site Development – Dreamweaver and Flash

COMSC 032

3

Introduction to Computers

COMSC 040

4

  

Total Units:

10

 

For more information regarding any of the above College Skills Certificate, contact the Computer Science Department at (925) 439-2181 Ext. 3421 or e-mail csmith@losmedanos.edu.


 

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. Click here to download the form.

 

 

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