Fundamentals of Computer Information Specialist Certificate Program
Fundamentals of Computer Information Specialist Training in Sacramento in as Little as 8 Months*
Gain the hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support it takes to begin a successful IT career with Asher Sacramento’s Fundamentals of Computer Information Specialist (F-CIS) certificate program. Offered in a hybrid learning format, the Sacramento Fundamentals of Computer Information Specialist (F-CIS) certificate program allows you to complete much of your coursework online while receiving hands-on training and in-person instruction through on-campus visits. This flexible learning format is designed to work for you and your busy schedule, so you can balance your work, personal life, and your educational goals.
If you enjoy working with computers, are good with new technology, and are interested in a career with a high potential for growth, Asher’s Fundamentals of Computer Information Specialist program could be a good choice for you!
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Fundamentals of Computer Information Specialist (F-CIS) Certificate Program
Asher Sacramento’s Fundamentals of Computer Information Specialist certificate program prepares students for immediate entry-level employment in the IT field in roles such as Computer Field Technician, Computer Hardware Technician and Computer & Network Support Technician.
At Asher Sacramento, students learn the comprehensive knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for success in this growing field. Through required courses, including PC Support Level 1 & 2, Windows OS, Introduction to Networking, and Advanced Networking Level 1, students learn a variety of marketable skills and prepare for important industry certifications. In the Windows OS course, students learn to deploy, configure, secure, manage and monitor Microsoft devices and client applications. The introductory and advanced networking courses teach students network and security protocols, including how to design and implement functional networks, as well as how to configure, manage, and maintain network devices, support the creation of virtualized networks, and troubleshoot network problems. Additionally, students take required Career Success and Advanced Career Development courses, which teach the professional and employment preparation students need to move into their new careers after graduation.
Asher College is a CompTIA Academy Partner, and the Fundamentals of Computer Information Specialist program prepares students with the skills to test for important CompTIA and Microsoft certifications. CompTIA certifications are known as foundational to an IT professional’s career, and employers value these industry certifications. This program prepares graduates for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals and CompTIA A+ Certified Technician certification exams, the CompTIA Network+ and contains one of two courses needed to earn the Cisco CCNA certification.
The Sacramento F-CIS program is offered in a Hybrid format. Students complete the majority of their coursework online, and come to campus to meet with faculty, attend lectures, participate in hands-on training, work on course material, or complete exams. Our most successful students come to campus approximately three days a week for hands-on training and in-person instruction. If you are new to the industry and want extra hands-on instruction, we welcome you to come to campus to get even more supervision and practice!
A Degree is Easy as 1, 2, 3
Students who start in the F-CIS program can easily transition into the more comprehensive Computer Information Specialist program. Students take an additional two courses, and are prepared to obtain two additional certifications, the CompTIA Security+, and the Cisco CCNA exam. Take your education one step further and earn your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Computer Information Specialist by adding six general education courses.
At Asher Sacramento, we realize time is money. If you already have valid industry certifications or credits from another college, bring us your transcripts during the enrollment process and we will determine what might transfer into the program. If you are already working in your field and want to “challenge” a course prior to beginning a program, we are happy to help you explore that option too.
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Classes Start Every Two Weeks
Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every second week so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher Sacramento.
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Get Real-World Experience – Sacramento PC Repair Clinic
Get first-hand practice and job-preparation with our PC clinics. Asher Sacramento hosts a PC clinic every week onsite, where free repairs are offered to the community. This gives you a chance to see how you would deal with various situations while on the job. You’ll feel confident and capable when you’re able to successfully make PC repairs by yourself.
Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training
We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available in Sacramento for those who qualify. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.
Veterans Education Benefits: Veterans Education Benefits: Asher Sacramento is a Gold Level Military Friendly® school. For over 15 years, Viqtory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapter 31, 33, and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.
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