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Computer Application Specialist

Computer Application Specialist


Computer training is essential for any career in today’s world. The purpose of the Computer Application Specialist Certificate is to develop technical expertise in computer technology and its applications. The curriculum is focused on knowledge and understanding of common office application software, computer hardware and software components, introduction to operating systems, and introduction to computer networks. Under approved electives, students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of computer courses.

Coursework in the Computer Application Specialist Certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Science. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their LCC advisor for proper advisement and course selection.

Institutional Proficiency Requirements

In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.

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Certificate Requirements - Minimum of 30 Credit Hours Print Requirements

Program Requirements        (18 hours)
CS105Introduction to Computer Science 3 credits
CS112Introduction to Operating Systems 3 credits
CS121Introduction to Programming 4 credits
CS130Introduction to Networking 4 credits
CS220A+ Essentials with Practical Applications 4 credits
Approved Electives        (12 hours)
CS140Computer Science I 4 credits
CS215Java Programming 4 credits
CS245Security+ 3 credits
CS248Web Design and Programming 3 credits
CS261Network Concepts I 3 credits
CS267Network Concepts II 3 credits
CSA208Microsoft Access 3 credits
CSA217Microsoft Excel 3 credits
CSA233Desktop Publishing 4 credits

Computer Science Curriculum Profile 2012-2015

Gainful Employment Computer Application Specialist Information

Program Resources

Program Director: Francisco Apodaca
Phone: (505)454-2510
Email: fapodaca@luna.edu
Program Advisor: Nichole Collins
Phone: (505)454-5371
Email: ncollins@luna.edu


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Office Manager: Amanda, Tapia
Phone: (505)454-5370
Email: atapia@luna.edu

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE Lab)

Technologies Center

Coordinator: Raymond Varela
Phone: (505) 454-5306
Email: rvarela@luna.edu

ACCESS Center (Student Services Center)

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: (505)454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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