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Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards) (Archived)

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  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must complete 25% of the degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C2.CIT.CONV.TECH.09

This certificate builds on basic skills obtained in the Convergence Technology Intern certificate including basic switching and routing concepts, hardware and operating systems, wireless LANS, voice over IP (VoIP) or digital and home technology integration. More advanced networking concepts are developed with client and server operating systems and security.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computer terminology, problem solving, and logic structures used with computers as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 and ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.



CPMT 1305 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software OR 3
CPMT 1405 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software OR (4)
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND (4)
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware (4)
ITCC 1401 Exploration - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4


EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
CPMT 2302 Home Technology Integration OR 3
ITCC 1308 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) OR (3)
EECT 2337 Wireless Telephony Systems (3)
ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4


ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1470 Windows Vista Client Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems (4)
ITMT 1440 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment OR 4
ITMT 1471 Windows Server 2008 (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Minimum Hours Required 44-49

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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