About the Computer Information Systems Program
A Career in Computer Information Systems Adds Up to More than 1s and 0s
Technology and greater access to information via the Internet have completely changed
the way we communicate, consume content, and do business both on domestic and international
fronts. With continued technological advances comes the need for a highly skilled
workforce with an aptitude in a variety of software applications.
Business applications are critical for office skills, financial record management,
project management, database management, marketing, customer relationship management,
resource management, and communication on a variety of platforms. Web design applications
create professional, engaging websites.
Depending on your career goals, select the application's courses for developing the
skills you need. With on-campus and fully online program options, SMC offers a format
that works for you.
Find the path that fits your personal needs and professional goals:
Degrees and Certificates
Associate in Science Degree - Website Software Specialist
31 units + General Education Requirements
Certificate of Achievement - Website Software Specialist
A Website Software Specialist needs to be knowledgeable in a variety of Internet technologies
such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and WordPress. These specialists are primarily responsible
for developing user-friendly and interactive webpages, integrating and optimizing
different multimedia components, and implementing hosting, publishing, and development
Certificate of Achievement - Digital Publishing
This program provides students with specific skills that make them job-ready for the
publishing industry, whether it is for printing or the Web. Digital Publishing Specialists
use Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator programs, along with Microsoft Word,
to format and combine text, numeral data, photographs, charts, drawings, and other
visual graphic elements to produce digital and/or printed publication-ready materials.
Certificate of Achievement - Website Creator
This program provides students with the basic skills needed to create websites. Students
will use Web-authoring programs for webpage creation and site management. They will
extend their skills in the development of websites through the use of XHTML, cascading
style sheets, and client and server-side scripting. The focus will be on the creation
of effective user interfaces and website design principles using various state-of-the-art
technologies used for the Web. Upon completing this certificate, students will be
ready to plan, build, promote, and maintain a personal website.
Department Certificate - Website Development Management
This program provides students with the knowledge needed to develop website projects
in a real-world setting. Students learn how to develop websites while applying the
skills needed to plan and budget resources in development projects from conceptual
design to deployment.
Other Computer Information Systems Programs
Potential Career Options
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