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Metropolitan Community College Computer Science Program

Computer Science Information Systems

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River: Brian Hurley, 816.604.6659
MCC-Business & Technology: Jerin Schreiber, 816.604.5449
MCC-Longview: Cindy Herbert, 816.604.2356
MCC-Maple Woods: Dempsey Yearry, 816.604.3218
MCC-Penn Valley: Victorie Edwards, Ed.D., 816.604.4455

MCC offers a variety of options for students pursuing careers in Cybersecurity, Network and Systems Administration, and Software Development. Students can choose a track from the following options.

Related Degree Program:

Credit by Industry Certification at MCC

If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

If you hold an industry certification earned within the last 3 years, you can request credit by certification at any MCC campus. Simply bring documentation of industry certification exam(s) and photo identification to the nearest MCC campus to get the credit added to your transcript. There is no additional cost for credit by certification. 

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 261 Advanced Networking I, and CSIS 262 Advanced Networking II

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 261 Advanced Networking I, and CSIS 262 Advanced Networking II

CompTIA ITF+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals

CompTIA A+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 111 Computer Hardware, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting, and CSIS 151 Microsoft Operating System Concepts

CompTIA Linux+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, and CSIS 152 Linux Operating System

CompTIA Network+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, and CSIS 161 Networking Fundamentals

CompTIA Security+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, CSIS 170 Principles of Information Security, and CSIS 270 Network and Systems Security

CompTIA Pentest+ or EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, and CSIS 280 Penetration Testing

CompTIA CySA+

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, and CSIS 281 Cyber Analytics

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

Test #410 qualifies for credit as CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals, and CSIS 230 Windows Server and Active Directory Fundamentals

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Core level certification in all four applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) plus the three parts of the IC3 exam qualifies for credit as CSIS 115 Computer Concepts and Applications

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Master level certification in all four applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) qualifies for credit as CSIS 115 Computer Concepts & Applications, and CSIS 215 Advanced Microcomputer Applications

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA DBA)

Qualifies for credit as CSIS 143 Database Design and Management