Computer Science Microcomputer Specialist: Applications & Technical Emphasis

Business Division
Upon successful completion of the Microcomputer Specialist Certificate, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for employment in a microcomputer support position. The student demonstrates his or her ability to use a microcomputer in applications or in programming.

Total Units Required 53.5-54.5
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
C S 11 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3
BUS/C S 14 Microcomputers & Small Business Systems 3
C S 17 Computer Logic 3
C S 45 Microsoft Windows 1
C S 70 Introduction to the Internet 1

Second Semester
C S 18 Microcomputers & Small Business: Apple Macintosh 3
C S 20 Microsoft Word, Excel, & Access 3

BUS 1A Principles of Accounting 5
BUS 10A* Bookkeeping 3

ENG 72 Technical Writing 3
MATH 20 Finite Mathematics 3

Third Semester
C S 14B Microcomputer Evaluation & Installation 3
BUS 15 Computer Spreadsheets for Accounting 2
C S 26A Java Programming 3
BIM 82 WordPerfect for Windows 2.5
BUS 10B* Bookkeeping (required if BUS 10A is selected) 3

Fourth Semester
C S 29A Pascal Programming 3
C S 31A "C" Programming 3
C S 42 UNIX 3
C S 43A Database Design Using Microsoft Access® 3

C S 54 Fundamentals of Data Communications 3
C S 56 Networking Essentials 3

*BUS 10B is required only if BUS 10A is taken in lieu of BUS 1A