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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Business Operations Systems Support (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Business and Public Services

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Introduction to operating systems and their concepts. Both the command line interface (CLI), with commonly used instructions, and a graphical user interface (GUI) will be used to manage and administer current desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X). Operating systems for mobile devices (Apple IOS, Google Android and Windows Phone) will be introduced and popular applications for mobile devices will be reviewed.

Description: Introduction to computer networking. Topics include network standards and the Open Source Interconnection (OSI) model, topologies and Ethernet standards, network hardware, remote connectivity, wireless networking, in-depth TCP/IP, network security, network troubleshooting and network management.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

This class is for intermediate to advanced students seeking both the theoretical and practical aspects of building a PC. The class covers CPU, storage devices, printers, and networking devices. This class also includes functions and installation of operating systems as well as troubleshooting steps and common tools. Will help students in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Certification.

Prerequisites: CIS 1411 and CIS 1411 or CIS 1130 or CIS 1130 and CIS 1107 and CIS 1107

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Installing and administering systems that incorporate the current Microsoft desktop operating system. Administering shared resources including files, folders and printers; installing, managing and troubleshooting hardware devices; monitoring and optimizing system performance and reliability; implementing network protocols and configuring security elements.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: CIS 1510 or CIS 2550

Prerequisites: CIS 1107 and CIS 1107 and CIS 1130 and CIS 1130 or CIS 1411 or CIS 1411

Description: Focusing on development of effective small group decision-making and leadership skills, stressing better methods of expressing oneself and understanding others through learning group communication, theory and participating in small group decision-making experiences.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course) or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.