Virtual Assistant Certificate

Curriculum CIS.VAS.CERT (C407R)

The Virtual Assistant Certificate will enable students to set up Microsoft’s Remote Desktop (a.k.a. Remote Access) on both host and client computers providing remote access to programs, files and data, specifically targeted for business and commercial, but may be implemented for personal use.

Graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software;
  • understand the dynamics of the workplace, to work productively with people of diverse cultures and technical backgrounds;
  • describe the features and functions of the major categories of applications software (word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, email, browsers, etc.); and
  • demonstrate knowledge of installing and configuring software and hardware specifically related to Microsoft’s Remote Desktop.

Last Update Effective: 8/22/10

Semester One

Credit Hours


CIS 101

Introduction to Computer Science



CIS 174

LAN Administration: Windows Client






Semester Two


CIS 150

Computer Systems Applications



CIS 310

Data Communication & Networking Fundamentals








Total credits required


See CIS course descriptions.

Coordinator: Mike McGuire, Ext. 3349