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Computer Information Systems: PC Technician

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Academic Programs

(B29) Certificate

This PC Technician certificate is available for students who are interested in entry level employment in the computer field with a specialization as a personal computer technician.

Work and Employment

PC Technicians are involved in the installation, use and maintenance of computers. They may set up the physical computer and peripherals for end users. They are proficient in operating systems and are often the first responder to end users.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 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.


Major Field Requirements


  • CIS 101 - Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems 3 Semester hour(s)
  • OR

  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Microcomputers - Windows 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 151 - Network Certification 2 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 167 - A+ Certification 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 190 - Windows Server Fundamentals 2 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 197 - Security + Certification 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 250 - Beginning Linux 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Hourse Required for Certificate: 16



Suggested Program



First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 10


  • CIS 101 - Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems 3 Semester hour(s)
  • or

  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Microcomputers - Windows 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 151 - Network Certification 2 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 167 - A+ Certification 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 190 - Windows Server Fundamentals 2 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 6


  • CIS 197 - Security + Certification 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 250 - Beginning Linux 3 Semester hour(s)
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