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This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Professional Certification Preparation

Attaining a professional certification can help employers further validate a student's MiraCosta degree, certificate, or course work. This course provides an overview of industry-based third-party professional certifications, credentials, and licenses specific to a student's discipline of study. Topics include goal setting, a survey of professional certifications relevant to the discipline, industry trends and certification value assessment, exam preparation and exam strategies, practice exams, resolving any skill deficiencies, and life-long learning. Under the instruction of a faculty-mentor, students reflect on their prior course work and career aspirations to produce and execute a plan that outlines the necessary steps to attain the professional certification of their choice. Although students are encouraged to do so, signing up for and/or passing a certification exam is not required to pass the course.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 286
Section Number: 2649
Units: 1
Instructor: Isachsen, Steve

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
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Office: 4812
Office hours: Tuesdays 10:15am-12:15pm
Instructor notes: CSIT 286 is a 8 week class that will be taught entirely online in Canvas. The class starts on Monday 10/14. All enrolled students will receive an email (sent to the email address on file in SURF) from me the week prior to the class start date. This email will include important class information, including how to get started. This is zero textbook cost course and all materials will be freely available online. If students have questions before the class start date they are encouraged to send me an email at: Steve Isachsen

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