Certificate Programs

Start of Program

The Computer Graphic Design (CGD), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computerized Accounting (CAC), and Web Software Technology (WST) programs admit new students at the start of each new course within the program.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program has an open enrollment window. If students enroll during a term and the ESL class has been in session for ten school days or more, students are given the option of auditing the class (no credit given) for its duration, or taking the class when it starts again. Students may progress to the next level in the ESL Program if the student passes the final exam for each subject with a grade of C or higher.

 Normal ProgressAccelerated Program Clock Hours
Business General Program36 Weeks24 Weeks480 Hours
Computerized Accounting 54 Weeks36 Weeks720 Hours
Computer Information Systems36 Weeks
24 Weeks480 Hours
Computer Graphic Design36 Weeks24 Weeks480 Hours
Professional Computer Graphic Design55 Weeks37 Weeks735 Hours
Web Design36 Weeks24 Weeks480 Hours
Web Software Technology54 Weeks36 Weeks720 Hours
English as a Second Language
*Duration based on 3 levels, out of 6 levels offered.
36 Weeks36 Weeks720 Hours

Program Details

This program provides the general clerical, bookkeeping, and computer skills necessary to perform successfully in a modern office environment. This program enhances students’ ability to communicate more effectively and efficiently in business. Students gain the knowledge and computational skills needed to perform bookkeeping operations. Graduates of this program will be ready to handle entry-level office work and bookkeeping duties.

CourseLecLab
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Business Applications3030
GEN 120 Mathematics for Business & Consumers3030
BGP 104 Business Bookkeeping5050
ACT 120 Payroll Accounting2020
CAC 120 Excel for Accounting4040
CAC 160 QuickBooks4040
CIS 111 Microsoft Word3030
Total: 480 Clock Hours240240

This program provides a fundamental understanding of accounting principles and practices and how to utilize computer applications to perform accounting tasks. Students learn how to use Microsoft Excel to perform accounting functions. Students will gain the working knowledge and skills needed to perform accounting tasks at different stages of a complete accounting cycle. Students compare and contrast three types of business entities and learn how to treat them differently. This program also teaches students to prepare various payroll tax returns and income tax returns. The final stage of this program enables students to utilize computer applications to carry out accounting duties. Graduates of this program will be competent to perform entry-level bookkeeper duties.

CourseLecLab
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Business Applications3030
ACT 100 Principles of Accounting I4040
ACT 120 Payroll Accounting2020
ACT 140 Principles of Accounting II4040
CAC 160 QuickBooks4040
CAC 120 Excel for Accounting4040
CAC 140 Advanced Excel for Accounting4040
ACT 160 Individual Income Taxes4040
GEN 120 Mathematics for Business and Consumers3030
ACT 200 Cost Accounting4040
Total: 720 Clock Hours360360

This program provides a fundamental understanding of accounting and computer operations. Students learn accounting and spreadsheet management as it relates to accounting concepts, as well as word processing and business presentations using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Graduates of this program will be competent to utilize, maintain, and customize each application as an entry-level administrative assistant or bookkeeper.

CourseLecLab
ACT 100 Principles of Accounting I4040
ACT 120 Payroll Accounting2020
CAC 160 QuickBooks4040
CAC 120 Excel for Accounting4040
CAC 140 Advanced Excel for Accounting4040
CIS 111 Microsoft Word3030
CIS 140 Microsoft PowerPoint3030
Total: 480 Clock Hours240240

This concentrated, fast-paced program provides a fundamental understanding of, and proficiency with computer-aided design and prepares students to perform a variety of graphic tasks and projects, including computer illustration, desktop publishing, digital imaging, and web design, using the latest in graphic communications technology.

CourseLectureLab
CGD 160 Photoshop I 3030
CGD 170 Photoshop II3030
CGD 180 Illustrator I3030
CGD 185 Illustrator II 3030
CGD 190 InDesign3030
CGD 200 Dreamweaver I3030
CGD 210 Dreamweaver II3030
CGD 260 Principles of Graphic Design I3030
Total: 480 Clock Hours240240

This program provides a thorough understanding of, and proficiency with computer-aided design and prepares students to perform a variety of graphic tasks and projects, including computer illustration, desktop publishing, digital imaging, and web design, using the latest in graphic communications technology.

CourseLecLabUnits
CGD 133 Typography Design15302
CGD 135 Drawing for Graphic Design15302
CGD 150 Portfolio and Professional Practices15302
CGD 160 Photoshop I30303
CGD 170 Photoshop II30303
CGD 180 Illustrator I30303
CGD 185 Illustrator II30303
CGD 190 InDesign I30303
CGD 195 InDesign II30303
CGD 200 Dreamweaver I30303
CGD 210 Dreamweaver II30303
CGD 260 Principles of Graphic Design I30303
CGD 265 Principles of Graphic Design II30303
Total: 735 Clock Hours34539036

The certificate program in Web Design provides students with a basic knowledge of web design by providing students with current technology applications and hands-on experience. The program incorporates their study of web page development, scripting XHTML and CSS with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator into a working knowledge of planning and producing websites.

CourseLecLabUnits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Business Applications30303
WST 151 XHTML, CSS and Accessibility30303
WST 154 Web Page Development & Scripting I30303
WST 156 Web Media Production30303
WST 157 Website Planning & Production30303
WST 165 Web Design I30303
CGD 160 Photoshop I30303
CGD 180 Illustrator I30303
Total: 480 Clock Hours24024024

The certificate program in Web Software Technology provides students with a fundamental knowledge base in website development by providing students with current technology applications and hands-on experience. The program incorporates the study of web page development, scripting, XHTML and CSS with Adobe software applications into a working knowledge of planning, producing and designing websites.

CourseLecLabUnits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Business Applications30303
WST 151 XHTML, CSS and Accessibility30303
WST 154 Web Page Development & Scripting I30303
WST 155 Web Page Development & Scripting II30303
WST 156 Web Media Production30303
WST 157 Website Planning & Production30303
WST 165 Web Design I30303
WST 167 WordPress30303
CGD 160 Photoshop I30303
CGD 170 Photoshop II30303
CGD 180 Illustrator I30303
CGD 185 Illustrator II30303
Total: 720 Clock Hours36036036

This program is designed to provide non-native English speaking students with the language skills needed to enter U.S. colleges or universities, and/or to become gainfully employed in their home countries. The ESL program’s aim is to teach an intensive English course so students may learn the structure, grammar, and idiomatic use of the English language in the most comprehensive manner possible. To graduate from the ESL program, a student must complete a total of three consecutive levels, that is, 48 semester units (720 Clock Hours), and have maintained the school’s Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

Students who complete the ESL Program by graduating from ESL 6 can move onto the TOEFL courses which are specialty courses that introduce students to the test-taking techniques for improving their TOEFL score.

CourseLecUnits
ESL 1 Beginning Level24016.0
ESL 2 High Beginning Level24016.0
ESL 3 Intermediate Level24016.0
ESL 4 High Intermediate Level24016.0
ESL 5 Advanced Level24016.0
ESL 6 High Advanced Level24016.0
Total Needed:720 hours 48 units

Specialty CoursesLecUnits*
TOEFL iBT24016.0
TOEFL PBT24016.0
*Note: A total of 20 instructional hours per week are provided.

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