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Major Roadmaps

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 Computer Support Specialist Basic and Advanced Certificates of Achievements program will prepare students for jobs as network support specialists, desktop support specialists, and software and/or hardware support specialists. These jobs require excellent customer service, communication and computer skills and can be found in a variety of organizations-large and small-in the private or public sectors.


Computer Support Salary Averages in California:

Computer User Support Specialist: $14.89 - $42.64/hour

Computer Network Support Specialist: $20.23-$53.90/hour

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


Information gathered from onetonline.org which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2014

Associate of Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement

The Associate of Science in Computer Support Specialist requires completion of 33 units of coursework listed above as well as the general education requirements. Please consult with a Los Medanos College counselor to create your educational plan.


The Certificate of Achievement (Basic) requires completion of 16.5 units of coursework listed above.


The Certificate of Achievement (Advanced) requires completion of 33 units of coursework listed above.