This one-year certificate program is designed to prepare students for the position of computer operator in a data processing environment or computer clerk in a modern, high technology office.
Students take courses introducing them to computer hardware and software. They train in elements of the Microsoft Office suite and learn the basics of computer set-up, operation, operating systems and networking. Students learn the principles of software maintenance and are encouraged to produce individual projects, enabling them to leave with a professional resumé as well as a certificate.
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Sullivan County Community College students have access to the Internet, e-mail services, and software applications. Computer classrooms and open labs are available for practice outside of class. Students who desire to remain at the College to obtain a degree will find that students in the Computer Operator Certificate program can easily transition to one of the degree-bearing curricula.
Graduation Requirements (31-33 credits)
After successfully completing the requirements of the Computer Support Certificate, a student should be prepared to demonstrate an understanding of:
- the fundamentals of computer architecture and organization
- computer hardware: components, purpose, relationships, and integration
- computer software: usage, design, management, and file management
- operating systems: the components of Microsoft Officethe fundamentals of accounting
A student should also be prepared to
- create, maintain, edit and format word processing documents
- create, maintain, edit and format spreadsheets
- create, maintain, edit and query databases
- create and maintain web pages and websites