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Business Division
Certificate M0818

The Introduction to Computer Information Technology certificate is designed to prepare students for careers that require the understanding and use of computer technology. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that enables students to become proficient with business software such as Word, Excel and Access; implement security techniques to protect computer systems from malware, maintain a computer using utility programs, and create web sites. Emphasis is placed on developing formatted documents using spreadsheets to enter, calculate and graph data; using a database to store and retrieve data and to create forms, reports and queries; protecting a computer’s hardware and software, and using HTML and web page editors to create and publish multimedia web sites. Students will demonstrate the ability to use software to solve business problems and create commercial web sites. Although the completion of this certificate may not qualify a student for a job in the computer industry, it would complement a degree such as business or engineering that requires computer skills.

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    • Computer User Support Specialists

      Computer User Support Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1232.00

      Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $27.76

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $74,507.47
      Annual Job Openings
      6,504

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Web and Digital Interface Designers

      Web and Digital Interface Designers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1255.00

      Design digital user interfaces or websites. Develop and test layouts, interfaces, functionality, and navigation menus to ensure compatibility and usability across browsers or devices. May use web framework applications as well as client-side code and processes. May evaluate web design following web and accessibility standards, and may analyze web use metrics and optimize websites for marketability and search engine ranking. May design and test interfaces that facilitate the human-computer interaction and maximize the usability of digital devices, websites, and software with a focus on aesthetics and design. May create graphics used in websites and manage website content and links.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $36.99

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $120,458.01
      Annual Job Openings
      2,646

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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