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Sauk Academic programs

Computer Information Systems: Microcomputer Applications Specialist I

(B32) Certificate

The Microcomputer Applications Specialist I certificate consists of a core of courses which provide job entry skills in the programming and the operation of microcomputers. This certificate can also be the means for advancement to higher level positions in an expanding field. Instruction includes hands-on experience with microcomputers and various microcomputer software packages.

Work and Employment

The rapid spread of computers and computer-based technologies in recent years has generated a need for skilled, highly trained workers. Computers have become essential to the operation of stores, banks, colleges and universities, government agencies, hospitals, factories, and many other profit and non-profit entities in our society. Employment is expected to grow as organizations seek new applications for computers and improvements to the software already in use.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Dr. Mary Lou Kidder, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6358; Kevin Megill, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6251; Valarie Wittman, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6388.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 17 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $1,887.00 $5,440.00 $5,899.00
Fees $207.00 $207.00 $207.00
Course Fees * $110.00 * $110.00 * $110.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,204.00 $5,757.00 $6,216.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.