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2021 - 2022 Dallas College Catalog

2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (PC Support Awards)
Degree Plan: Information Technology Support Specialist 2 Occupational Skills Award

(Occupational Skills Award)

El Centro campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: MSA.CIT.SUPP.II.08

This award is designed to provide training for those individuals continuing to develop their knowledge and skills as application software professionals using Microsoft Office, and continuing their preparation for Microsoft Office certification exams.

Prerequisite: Students must be able to demonstrate mastery of Introductory level Microsoft Office as well as basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1301 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Select any three of the following courses:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2421 Integrated Software Applications 2 4
ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets 4
ITSW 2437 Advanced Database 4
ITSC 2431 Integrated Software Applications 3 4
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 12

The Information Technology Support Specialist II Marketable Skills Achievement Award will help to prepare students at at a more advanced level for Microsoft Office certification exams.

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