Porterville College


Basic Computing (JSC)

A Basic Computing Job Skills Certificate allows students to be more efficient in a wide range of careers which include (but not limited to): Business, Law Enforcement, Child Development, Agriculture, Health Careers, Information Systems, and Industrial Technology. Designed for students who want to hone their information systems skills, this four-course program provides the foundational word processing, spreadsheet, and database design skills you need for a wide range of positions, including computer support specialist, systems administrator, and help desk specialist. Completion of this certificate will provide the student with the information systems skills to succeed in an entry level position that requires basic computing skills.

Program Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate knowledge of a broad business and real world perspective of information technology; apply knowledge of data design and data management principles; demonstrate the ability to select, implement and evaluate appropriate problem solving techniques and tools; design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate those components into the user environment; communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users and peers both verbally and in writing, using appropriate terminology.

Required (10 units)

INFS P010 - Introduction to Word Processing/Word 2 units

INFS P020 - Introduction to Spreadsheets/Excel 2 units

INFS P100 - Introduction to Information Systems 3 units

INFS P180 - Intro to Database Management Systems 3 units

Effective Summer 2017

Kern Community College District