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Computer Information Systems: Microcomputer Applications Specialist II

(B36) Certificate

The Microcomputer Applications Specialist II consists of advanced courses which expand on 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 applications. Completion of the Microcomputer Applications Specialist I Certificate is a prerequisite to completing the Microcomputer Applications 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.

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, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6388.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates for the required number 27 credit hours.

Tuition $3,051.00 $8,694.00 $9,423.00
Student Activity Fee $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Course Fees $185.00 $185.00 $185.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,236.00 $8,879.00 $9,608.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 27 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.

Room and Board $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,307.82
Grand Total $11,293.82 $16,936.82 $17,665.82