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Computer Information Systems: Business Software Specialist II

(B36) Certificate

The Business Software Specialist II consists of advanced courses which expand on skills in the programming and the operation of computers. This certificate can also be the means for advancement to higher level positions in an expanding field. Instruction includes hands-on experience with computers and business software applications. Completion of the Business Software Specialist I Certificate is a prerequisite to completing the Business Software Specialist II certificate.

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. Click here for further career information:

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

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Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2018-19 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 26 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $3,302.00 $8,528.00 $9,256.00
Fees $312.00 $312.00 $312.00
Course Fees * $117.00 * $117.00 * $117.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,731.00 $8,957.00 $9,685.00

* 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.