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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Computer Technician fixing the internals of a desktop computer


Spring 2015 Schedules (March - May 2015)

Community Education
Spring 2015 Schedule (.pdf)

Spring 2015 schedule

Workforce Development
Spring 2015 Schedule (.pdf)

Please be advised that the Interactive PDF versions of the continuing education schedules are for reference only and do not reflect course availability or cancellations. For the most up-to-date information about course availability, please use Online Services.

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Did you know our Lead Coordinator at the La Plata campus was a Kid' and Teen College student, became a counselor, then an assistant coordinator, a teacher of our courses and then a coordinator.  That is dedication to our program.  Thank you to Sarah Massie for all your hard work.

Workforce Development

Computer and Information Technology

CSM Computer and IT Certificate Programs

Are you thinking of a career transition, desiring professional enhancement, or personal development? Our courses are offered in different formats to meet the needs of the working adult. Classes are local and available to fit your schedule, offering daytime, weekend and evening opportunities at our La Plata and Leonardtown locations.

"Over 90% of our students pass the A+ and over 78% the CISSP certification exam (the national average is 45%)!"

CSM offers convenient, affordable IT certifications providing assurance to meet the DoD Directive 8570.1 mandate.

 Did You Know That You Can Take the
A+, Security+, and Network+
Exams at CSM?

You can take the A+, Security+, Network+, and more exams at CSM.
The Testing Center is located on the lower level of the Learning Resource Center (LR) 
on the La Plata Campus.

For more information on how to register for your exam, please contact 
the Testing Center at 301-934-7657, Lynda McDonald at 301-934-2251 x 7128 
or you can view this link



Certified Computer Repair Technician

Course Number Course Name
ITS-7700 Certified Computer Repair Technician 40

AutoCAD Operator

Course Number Course Name Class Hours
DFT-5100 Introduction to AutoCAD 45.5
DFT-5200  Advanced AutoCAD 45.5


ISC)2Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Units

The College of Southern Maryland is an official (ISC)2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Submitter. The courses below are approved for Group A CPEs by (ISC)2 to maintain (ISC)2 credential CPE requirements.
Course Name Class Hours
ITS-6810 Access Control 2
ITS-6820 Telecommunication and Network Security 2
ITS-6830  Information Security Governance Risk Management 2
ITS-6840  Software Development Security 2
ITS-6850   Cryptography 2
ITS-6860  Security Architecture and Design 2
ITS-6870 Operations Security 2
ITS-6880  Continuity and Recovery Plan  2
ITS-6890  Legal, Investigations and Compliance 2
ITS-6900 Physical Security 2

Network Administrator

Course Name   Class Hours 
ITS-7900  CompTIA Network+ 40

CompTIA Security+ 40
ITS-7860  Cisco CCNA, ICND1 40
ITS-7870 Cisco CCNA, ICND2 40

IT Support Technician

Course Number  Course Name  Class Hours 
ITS-7900   CompTIA Network+  40
ITS-7910  CompTIA Security+  40
ITS-7970  Windows 7, Installing and Configuring  40
ITS-7980  Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop  40

Other IT Certification Preparation Classes 

Course Name  Class Hours 
ITS-8080  A+ IT Technician Certification Preparation    48
ITS-8340   Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)   84
ITS-9810  Ethical Hacker Exam Prep  35

Microsoft Office 2010 Suite 

Course Number  Course Name  Class Hours 
OFC-5760  Microsoft Word Level 1  12 
OFC-5770  Microsoft Word Level 2  12 
OFC-5800  Microsoft Excel Level 1  12 
OFC-5810  Microsoft Excel Level 2   12 
OFC-5740  Microsoft Powerpoint Level 1  12 
OFC-5750  Microsoft Powerpoint Level 2  12 
OFC-5780  Microsoft Access Level 1  12 
OFC-5790  Microsoft Access Level 2  12 

MAC Classes

Course Number Course Name  Class Hours 
ITS-6720  An Introduction to iWork  40 
ITS-6700  iWorks Pages  12 
ITS-6710  iWorks Keynote  12 

Computer Basics 

Course name  Class Hour 
ITS-7400  Getting Started With Computers 27 
BUS-8280  Keyboarding   16


For more information contact:
Paula Coluzzi
Business and IT
Course Coordinator
Ruena Long
Business and IT
Administrative Assistant/Web Management Specialist

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Interested in Teaching for us?

Do you possess real-world experience, certifications, and a passion to teach and mentor participants to help them advance their career skills?  Do you want to help us add to our product line with knowledge you may have that could benefit the workforce? Center for Corporate Training Applicant Pool - Business and Professional Development