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Simplifying the path


Computer science - computer support specialist


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.


Consult with a Los Medanos Counselor for help planning your schedule. Visit the Computer Support Specialist Website for more information. The Computer Science Department also offers degrees in Computer Science and Networking & Security


Degrees and Certificates:

Note: We recommend that students complete ENGL-090 or assess into ENGL-100 before taking many classes.


Fall   Spring    
  2 unitsCOMSC-010*     3 unitsCOMSC-037*    
  2 unitsCOMSC-012     3 unitsCOMSC-056    
  4 unitsCOMSC-040     4 unitsCOMSC-060    
  7 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)     3 unitsCOMSC-090*    
        3 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    


Fall year 2



Fall year 2

  3 unitsCOMSC-61     1.5 unitsCOMSC-092* (Basic Certificate ONLY)    
  3 unitsCOMSC-080     13 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    
  3 unitsCOMSC-091*          
  3 unitsCOMSC-123          
  3 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)          

Basic Certificate of Achievement 16.5 units


Advanced Certificate of Achievement 33 units


AS in Computer Support Specialist - 60 Units


* Certificate of Achievement (Basic) requires only these classes.
Certificate of Achievement (Advanced) requires only all classes except
COMSC-092 and GE/Electives.





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computer support specialist

Careers in Computer Support

The Associate Degree and Certificates of Achievement (Basic and Advanced) in Computer Support prepares students for positions in help desk and computer support. Computer support specialists provide technical assistance to computer users, answer questions and resolve computer problems for clients in person, over the telephone or by email. They may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.


Computer Support Salary Averages in California:

Computer User Support Specialist: $15.38 - $44.66/hour

Note: Some positions may require a BS in Computer Science or a related field.

Information gathered by Career One Stop (www.careerinfonet.org) which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2012

AS Degree or Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement (Basic) requires completion of 16.5 units of coursework listed above. The Certificate of Achievement (Advanced) requires all courses listed in the Basic Certificate, plus an additional 16.5 units shown above.


The Associate of Science Degree requires completion of 60 units of coursework that includes the required courses listed above and completion of all LMC general Education and Graduation requirements.