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

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses

  • 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: 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 1301 for those who demonstrate current computer literacy.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing AND (3)
+Elective Technical Elective (1)
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing 4
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications 1 (4)
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 20

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1191 Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSE 1191 Special Topics in Computer Programming 1
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITSY 1191 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 1
ITSC 1171 Introduction to Computers 1
IMED 1191 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 1

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.