2020-2021 Catalog 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Software Specialist Associate of Science

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This program prepares the student for an entry-level position as an information systems Software Specialist.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate key skills for employment using industry-standard software.
  • Apply skills in a broad range of media appropriate for a diverse population of technical students.
  • Use job skills in technical professional business environments.


Course ID Title Units
CIM 1  or Computer Information Systems 4
CIM 112  Microsoft Office 3
CIMA 102  +    Word Processing - Word 3
CIMA 104  + Spreadsheets - Excel 3
CIMA 106  Database- Access 3
CIMA 108  Business Presentations - Powerpoint 3
   Select from Restricted Electives 3



CIM 10  Introduction to Information Systems 3
CIM 121A  Keyboarding for Computers - Beginning 1.5
CIM 121B  * Keyboarding for Computers - Intermediate 1.5
CIM 121C  * Keyboarding for Computers - Advanced 1.5
CIMW 134  Web Digital Media- Photoshop and Intro to Video Editing 3
CIMA 202  Advanced Word Processing - Word 3
CIMA 204  Advanced Spreadsheets - Excel 3
CIMA 206  Advanced Database - Access 3
CIMA 212  Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 3
CIMA 223A  * Computerized Accounting - Quickbooks-Beginning 1.5
CIMA 223B  * Computerized Accounting - Quickbooks-Advanced 1.5
CIMN 100  + Computer Operating Systems- Windows 3
CIMN 130  Computer Operating Systems - Unix and Linux 3
CIMW 207  Social Media & Web Fundamentals 1.5
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
+Completion of the A and B versions of this course can also be used to fulfill this requirement.


Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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