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Degree Plans - Electronics Technology - Computer Hardware Technician Certificate (Archived)

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(Level I Certificate)

MVC-Deactivated January 1, 2011.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ELEC.COMHRDWRE.08

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must complete 25% of the degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.

This is a one-year program designed to provide the skills and related information needed for an entry-level computer technician to perform on the job and to obtain the industry certifications expected of a technician with this specialty. The curriculum emphasizes skills used in the repair and maintenance of computer hardware and includes enough software training for the technician to insure that the software and hardware systems function appropriately in the office, business, and industry environment. Courses in the program include topics related to certifications in A+, Server +, Linux, wireless networking, and network cabling. In completing this certificate program, the student will also obtain a technical platform certificate and most of the courses are applicable to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Electronics Technology and Electronics/Computer Technology. Certification training only is provided. Certification training materials used in the program are developed and approved by various industry sponsors. Certification testing is the responsibility of the student.




CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology OR 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
CPMT 1405 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software OR 4
CPMT 2445 Computer System Troubleshooting (4)
+Elective Technical Elective 3-4


CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CPMT 1409 IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems OR 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems (4)
+Elective Technical Elective 3-4



CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
Minimum Hours Required 30-32

+Technical Electives - must be selected from the following with the approval of an Electronics Technology professor:

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology (4)
EECT 1391 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2380 Cooperative Education - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 1440 Telecommunications Transmission Media 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs OR 4
EECT 2437 Wireless Telephony Systems (4)
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4

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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