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Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (PC Support Awards) - Personal Computer Specialist Certificate (Archived)

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- PERSONAL COMPUTER SPECIALIST

(Level II Certificate)

Offered by all DCCCD colleges

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C2.CIT.PC.SPEC.11

This certificate option is designed to provide in-depth training in suite package software, operating systems, hardware, networking, and Internet/web page development. The graduate will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions in a PC-oriented environment.

Course(s) may be substituted for ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 for those who demonstrate current computer literacy.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications (4)
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing OR 4
ITSC 2421 Integrated Software Applications II OR (4)
POFI 2440 Advanced Word Processing (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design OR 4
ITSC 1415 Project Management Software (4)
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware OR 4
CPMT 1405 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software (4)
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets OR 4
ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
15-19

SEMESTER III

ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database OR 4
ITSW 2437 Advanced Database (4)
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications I (4)
ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 4
Elective Any ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITSE, ITNW, ITMC, ITMT, ITSC, ITSY, ITSW course 3-4
15-16
Minimum Hours Required 45-50

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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