Computer Information Technologies, Certificate of Achievement

Computer Technologies

The Certificate of Achievement, Computer Technologies provides students with a broad knowledge of computer systems and technologies that can be used for entry-level employment or pursuit of an Associate of Applied Science degree.


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Have the technical proficiency required to perform entry level technical support functions.

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. Specific information on the cost of this program is available here.  We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Highly Recommended:
Business Speech Communications
Technical Communications I
Human Relations3
Highly Recommended:
Leadership and Human Relations
Pre-Calculus I (or higher)
Certificate Requirements
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CIT 128Introduction to Software Development4
CIT 263Project Management3
CSCO 120CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals4
Emphasis Requirements
Select at least 6 units from any CIT, CS, CSCO, or IS course numbered 100 or higher6
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CIT 128 Introduction to Software Development 4
CSCO 120 CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals 4
Mathematics 1 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
CIT 263 Project Management 3
Communications 1 3
Emphasis Requirement 1 6
Human Relations 1 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

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