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Metropolitan Community College Computer Science Program

Associate in Applied Science



Computer Science Information Systems Certificates

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River: Brian Hurley, 816.604.6659
MCC-Longview: Cindy Herbert, 816.604.2356
MCC-Maple Woods: Rani Duggal, 816.604.6632
MCC-Penn Valley: Victorie Edwards, Ed.D., 816.604.4455

Metropolitan Community College awards certificates to students who complete various career and technical programs. While each campus offers some of the same certificates, others are offered only at one of the MCC campuses.

Certificates Awarded:

Important: MCC recently updated the BSAD course designator for its business courses to either BUSN or ACCT. Please refer to the Business Course Crosswalk (PDF) to determine the name of the new BUSN or ACCT course that will fulfill the BSAD requirement on your degree plan.

Degree and certificate requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

Cybersecurity Certificate

Cybersecurity Certificate (PDF)

Note: The Cybersecurity Certificate is a standalone certificate, designed for those who already have entry-level IT experience or certifications. All courses do apply towards the AAS Secure Systems Administration degree.

Program Requirements
CSIS 119 Scripting Fundamentals 3
CSIS 152 Linux Operating System 3
CSIS 161 Networking Fundamentals 3
CSIS 170 Principles of Information Security 3
CSIS 230 Windows Server and Active Directory Fundamentals 3
CSIS 270 Network and Systems Security 3
CSIS 280 Penetration Testing 3
CSIS 281 Cyber Analytics 3
Total Credit Hours Required 24

CSIS Software Development Certificate

CSIS Software Development Certificate (PDF)

Program Requirements
CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals 3
CSIS 115 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CSIS 119 Scripting Fundamentals 3
CSIS 123 Programming Fundamentals 3
CSIS 128 Web Development 3
CSIS 143 Database Design and Management 3
CSIS 152 Linux Operating System 3
CSIS 161 Networking Fundamentals  3
CSIS 170 Principles of Information Security 3
CSIS 222  Object-Oriented Programming with Java 3
CSIS 223 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CSIS 228 Advanced Web Development 3
CSIS 279 Web Database Programming  3
Total Credit Hours Required 39

Note: The Computer and User Support Certificate is a standalone certificate, designed for those who are looking for a short-term, and entry-level credential. All courses do apply towards the AAS Secure Systems Administration degree, with the exception of CSIS 115.

Computer and User Support Certificate

Computer and User Support Certificate (PDF)

Program Requirements
BUSN 105 Business Communications 3
CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals 3
CSIS 111 Computer Hardware, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting 3
CSIS 115 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CSIS 151 Microcomputer Operating Systems Concepts 3
Elective 1
Complete the CompTIA A+ Certification* Pass
Total Credit Hours Required 16

* No older than 36 months.

CSIS Network and Systems Support Certificate

CSIS Network and Systems Support Certificate (PDF)

Program Requirements
BUSN 105 Business Communications 3
CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals 3
CSIS 111 Computer Hardware, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting 3
CSIS 119 Scripting Fundamentals 3
CSIS 143 Database Design and Management 3
CSIS 151 Microsoft Operating System Concepts 3
CSIS 152 Linux Operating System 3
CSIS 161 Networking Fundamentals 3
CSIS 230 Windows Server and Active Directory Fundamentals 3
CSIS 232 Virtualization Cloud Computing Concepts 3
Complete the CompTIA A+ Certification* Pass
Complete the CompTIA Network+ Certification* Pass
Total Credit Hours Required 30

 * No older than 36 months.

CSIS Secure Systems Administration & Engineering Certificate

Secure Systems Administration & Engineering Certificate (PDF)

Program Requirements
Complete the Network and User Support Certificate  30
CSIS 170 Principles of Information Security 3
CSIS 270 Network and Systems Security 3
Student must choose 1 of the following tracks:  
CSIS 261
CSIS 262
Advanced Networking I and
Advanced Networking II
6
-OR-    
CSIS 280
CSIS 281
Penetration Testing and
Cyber Analytics
6
Complete the CompTIA Security+, Pentest+, CySA+, or Cisco CCNA Certification*  Pass
Total Credit Hours Required 42

* No older than 36 months