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

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN

El Centro, Mountain View, and North Lake only

(Certificate)

  • 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.08

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), and home technology integration. More advanced networking concepts are developed with client and server operating systems, security, and a problem-based case study capstone course.

The graduate will be qualified to work in the small office home office (SOHO) or the Enterprise environment.

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 ITSC 2435 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
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 1402 CCNA 1: Networking Basics OR 4
ITCC 1401 Exploration - Network Fundamentals (4)
ITCC 1406 CCNA 2: Router and Routing Basics OR 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts (4)
15-20

SEMESTER II

ITNW 1351 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 3
CPMT 2302 Home Technology Integration 3
EECT 2337 Wireless Telephony Systems 3
ITCC 1442 CCNA 3: Switching Basic and Intermediate Routing OR 4
ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless (4)
ITCC 1446 CCNA 4: Wide Area Network (WAN) Technologies OR 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN (4)
17

SEMESTER III

ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems (4)
ITMT 1440 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
15

SEMESTER IV

ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications OR 4
ITNW 2346 Small Office Home Office OR (3)
ITNW 2350 Enterprise Network OR (3)
ITCC 2359 Advanced Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
6-7
Minimum Hours Required 53-59

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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