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Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR AND SUPPORT

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Offered on all campuses
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

This associate degree program provides education and training for individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as networking professionals.

Students may receive the Network Administrator and Support A.A.S. degree for only ONE specialization in either the CCNA Specialization or the Microsoft Server Infrastructure Specialization.

This unique opportunity also provides preparatory training for a variety of industry recognized certification exams. Credit may be earned, and course substitutions are permitted for those who have acquired vendor certifications related to courses listed in the degree.

A student must complete all courses in ONE specialization CCNA SPECIALIZATION or MICROSOFT SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIZATION to be awarded the AAS in Network Administrator and Support.

CCNA SPECIALIZATION

AAS.CIT.NS.CCNA.14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1309 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing 3
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITCC 1344 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITCC 2320 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 3
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux 3
ITCC 2343 Network Security 3
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
ITNW 2350 Enterprise Network OR 3
ITNW 1364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (3)
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

MICROSOFT SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIZATION

AAS.CIT.NS.MSI
Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITMT 1370 PowerShell Scripting 3
ITMT 2305 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITSE 1303 Introduction to MySQL 3
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux OR 3
ITNW 1309 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing (3)
ITNW 2352 Administering SQL Server 3
ITNW 2350 Enterprise Network OR 3
ITNW 1364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (3)
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++SPCH Elective - must be selected from the following:
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING SUPPORT

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland 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: C1.CIT.NTWRK.SUPP

This certificate offers courses to prepare networking systems engineers, database administrators, and systems administrators for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) IT Infrastructure certification exam. The program also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Server Administrator, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Enterprise Administrator, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Database Administrator, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Enterprise Support Technician certification examinations.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1301, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating System 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

Upon completion of this award, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Server+, Security+, and Linux+ exam.

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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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING VIRTUALIZATION

(Skills Achievement Award)

Offered on all campuses

NEW

  • 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: SA.CIT.NWK.VIRT

This certificate will examine introductory to complex virtualization concepts and configurations and troubleshooting tools. Upon completion of each course, the student will have acquired skills needed to prepare for certification exams to become VMWare VCP certified.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3
ITNW 2355 Server Virtualization 3
Semester Total 6
Minimum Hours Required 6

Upon completion of each course, the student is eligible to take the appropriate VCP (VMWare Certified Professional) credentialing exam.

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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