2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Information Technology (PC Support Awards)
Degree Plan: Personal Computer User Certificate

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow the version on this page.

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(Level I Certificate)

Offered at all colleges

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.PC.USER.16

This certificate option is designed to provide training for those wishing to have a basic understanding of word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics, and PC operating systems. The graduate will be qualified to use software applications at a level required for appropriate certification.

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



ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing (4)
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing OR 4
ITSC 2421 Integrated Software Applications II OR (4)
POFI 2440 Advanced Word Processing (4)
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets OR 4
ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets (4)


ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database OR 4
ITSW 2437 Advanced Database (4)
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 2431 Integrated Software Applications III (4)
Minimum Hours Required 20

The Personal Computer User Certificate will help to prepare students for individual Microsoft Office certifications exams.

Students who previously passed specific Microsoft Office certification exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivalent ITSW and ITSC courses.

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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