Computer Code

Information Systems Technology - Microcomputer Applications

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program is designed to provide microcomputer 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 microcomputer application software to develop business applications.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Information Center Microcomputer Specialist, Microcomputer Training Specialist, Microcomputer Sales, and related microcomputer occupations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

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

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

AST 141

Word Processing I

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

ITE 298

Seminar and Project: Microcomputer Applications Capstone

4

0

4

TOTAL

26

0

26

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Microcomputer Applications

26

03.13.15

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 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration 3 cr.

Incorporates advanced computer concepts, including the integration of a software suite.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.


Name Program Email Phone
Ihab AbuZayda Microcomputer Applications CSC IAbuzayda@reynolds.edu 804/523-5655
Londo Andrews Microcomputer Applications CSC LAndrews@reynolds.edu 804/523-5753
Barbara Comfort Microcomputer Applications CSC BComfort@reynolds.edu 804/523-5311
Catherine Thomas Microcomputer Applications CSC CMThomas@reynolds.edu 804/523-5072

 

Common Job Titles1: Computer Specialist; Computer Support Specialist; Computer Technician; Electronic Data Processing Auditor (EDP Auditor); Help Desk Analyst; Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist); Network Support Specialist; Network Technician; Support Specialist; Technical Support Specialist


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 3,087

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $35,600 - $59,800


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 14% or more over the period of 2016-2026), are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 500 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2016-2026), or are new and emerging occupations in high growth industries.

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 February 08, 2017.