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, 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 17 credit hours.
|Student Activity Fee||$150.00||$150.00||$150.00|
|Total Tuition and Fees||$1,997.00||$5,550.00||$6,009.00|
Estimated Additional Costs
The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 17 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.
|Room and Board||$6,750.00|
|Books and Supplies||$921.22|