El Centro College - Program - Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
El Centro 2015 - 2016 Catalog
Program - Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CISCO NETWORKING ASSISTANT

Gainful Employment Information

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven, El Centro and North Lake only

  • 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: SA.CIT.CISCO.ASST.14

This sequence is for students who wish to develop skills in managing traffic and networking devices in local area networks (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) services, wireless communication, and management. Upon completion, the student will have acquired skills needed to prepare for certification as a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA).

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experiences and basic understanding of local area networks design and protocols and basic router configuration obtained in ITCC 1401 or ITCC 1404 or equivalent experiences approved by designated information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless OR 4
ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks (4)
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN OR 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks (4)
8
Minimum Hours Required 8

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 -- CISCO NETWORKING INTERN

Gainful Employment Information

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland only

  • 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: SA.CIT.CISCO.INTN.14

This sequence is for students who wish to learn about design and installation of local area networks, and basic router configuration. Upon completion, the student will have acquired the skills needed for employment in the networking industry as an intern.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experiences approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals OR 4
ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks (4)
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts OR 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials (4)
8
Minimum Hours Required 8

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 -- CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY INTERN

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • 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.CONV.INTN.14

This one-year certificate option is designed to provide training for any student wishing to enter the convergence technology field as an intern. Skills and knowledge of basic networking concepts, hardware and operating systems, security or home technology integration are developed.

A graduate will be qualified to enter the small office home office (SOHO) environment as an intern.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software OR 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND (4)
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals OR 4
ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks (4)
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts OR 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials (4)
12-16

SEMESTER II

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
CPMT 2302 Home Technology Integration OR 3
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR (4)
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)
7-8
Minimum Hours Required 19-24

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 -- CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN

Gainful Employment Information

(Level II Certificate)

El Centro only

  • 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.CONVTECH.14

This certificate builds on basic skills obtained in the Convergence Technology Intern certificate including basic switching and routing concepts, hardware and operating systems, voice over IP (VoIP), security or digital and home technology integration. More advanced networking concepts are developed with client and server operating systems and security.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software OR 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND (4)
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware (4)
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals OR 4
ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks (4)
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts OR 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials (4)
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
16-20

SEMESTER II

CPMT 2302 Home Technology Integration OR 3
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR (4)
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)
ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless OR 4
ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks (4)
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN OR 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks (4)
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
15-16

SEMESTER III

ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (4)
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2472 Administering Windows Server 2012 (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
18
Minimum Hours Required 49-54

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 -- INFORMATION SECURITY

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, Eastfield and El Centro 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.INFOSECU.9.14

This certificate provides hands-on, in-depth training to meet industry demands and concerns in protecting critical information infrastructures against cyber threats. The graduate will be qualified for entry-level positions in a network environment dealing with security challenges.

Prerequisites: Extensive knowledge of the computer field is required including basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401, as well as strong networking concepts obtained in Cisco and/or Microsoft networking courses or equivalent experiences approved by designated Information Technology personnel. It is further recommended that you have one or more of the following: Certificate and/or AAS in networking, BS or BA in Computer Science, or Cisco CCNA, Novell CNE, Microsoft MCSA and/or MCSE, A+ and Network+, SCSA, UNIX/Linux certification, or other vendor specific certifications. It is recommended that you discuss your computer knowledge with one of the instructors teaching the courses to insure you have the required foundation to succeed.

SEMESTER I

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security OR 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security (4)
16

SEMESTER II

ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing OR 4
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures (4)
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling OR 4
ITSY 2430 Intrusion Detection (4)
ITSY 1491 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security OR 4
ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices OR (4)
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics (4)
12
Minimum Hours Required 28

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 -- IT SECURITY

Gainful Employment Information

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven and El Centro only

  • 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: SA.CIT.SECUR.06

This award is designed to provide an introductory background for students interested in learning about protecting information systems and networks from security threats. Security terminology and theory, administrative controls, protection from viruses, firewall design, and incident postmortem reporting is introduced. The award also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the Security+ certification exam.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computer and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 2400 Operating Systems Security OR 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security (4)
12
Minimum Hours Required 12

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 -- NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR AND SUPPORT

Gainful Employment Information

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland only

  • 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: Individual degree plan codes(s) have been assigned to a specific track(s) within this degree plan.

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

Specialization tracks are offered only at the colleges listed below:

  • Brookhaven: CCNA, Unix/Linux, Microsoft
  • Cedar Valley: Microsoft
  • El Centro: Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Microsoft
  • Mountain View: CCNA, Microsoft
  • North Lake: CCNA, CCNP, Unix/Linux, Microsoft
  • Richland: CCNA, CCNP, Unix/Linux, Microsoft

The program also provides preparatory training for a variety of industry certification examinations. Credit may be given and course substitutions made for those who have acquired A+ and/or Network+ certification.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

Specialization Semester I (TWO courses) 8
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
16

SEMESTER II

Specialization Semester II (TWO courses) 8
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective MATH Elective 3
14

SEMESTER III

Specialization Semester III (TWO courses) 8
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
14

SEMESTER IV

Specialization Semester IV (THREE courses) 12
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

++SPCH Elective - must be selected from the following:

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: Upon completion of this degree, depending on the specialization selected, students are eligible to take the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) credentialing exams.

 

SPECIALIZATIONS
Select ONE specialization area

CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code:AAS.CIT.NS.CONV.14)

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials 4

SEMESTER II

ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks 4

SEMESTER III

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)

SEMESTER IV

ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
IT Electives (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8

CCNA SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CCNA.14)

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials 4

SEMESTER II

ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks 4

SEMESTER III

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks OR (4)
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security (4)
IT Elective (Select ONE course from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4

SEMESTER IV

IT Elective (Select THREE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 12

SECURITY SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CCNP.14)

SEMESTER I

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4

SEMESTER II

ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security 4
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4

SEMESTER III

ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices 4
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics 4
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures 4
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing 4

SEMESTER IV

IT Elective (Select THREE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 12

UNIX/LINUX SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.UNIX.14)

SEMESTER I

ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Newtworking Technologies 4

SEMESTER II

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4

SEMESTER III

ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II OR 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux (4)
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4

SEMESTER IV

ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration II 4
IT Electives (Select ONE course from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4

VIRTUALIZATION AND CLOUD COMPUTING SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CLOUD.14)

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 OR 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II

ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4

SEMESTER III

ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITNW 2471 Server Virtualization: Optimize and Scale OR 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)

SEMESTER IV

ITNW 2472 Virtual Datacenter Design 4
ITNW 2473 Desktop Virtualization 4
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4

MTA (MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE) SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.DATA.14)

SEMESTER I

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks (4)
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4

SEMESTER III

IT Elective (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8

SEMESTER IV

ITMT 2474 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 4
IT Elective (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8

MCSE (MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT) SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.ENTPRS.14)

SEMESTER I

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)

SEMESTER II

ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
ITMT 2472 Administering Windows Server 2012 4

SEMESTER III

ITMT 2473 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 4
IT Elective (Select ONE course from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4

SEMESTER IV

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks (4)
ITMT 2475 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure 4
IT Elective (Select ONE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4

IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST
Select any category other than your primary specialization

CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 4
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software 4
ITNW 2450 Enterprise Network 4
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
ITCC 2459 Advanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4

CCNA SPECIALIZATION

ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4

CCNP SPECIALIZATION

ITCC 2454 CCNP Routing - Implementing IP Routing 4
ITCC 2455 CCNP Switch - Implementing IP Switching 4
ITCC 2456 CCNP TSHOOT - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 4

VIRTUALIZATION / CLOUD SPECIALIZATION

ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITNW 2471 Server Virtualization: Optimize and Scale 4
ITNW 2472 Virtual Datacenter Design 4
ITNW 2473 Desktop Virtualization 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4

SECURITY SPECIALIZATION

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security 4
ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices 4
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics 4
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing 4
ITSY 1491 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 4
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4

UNIX/LINUX SPECIALIZATION

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration II 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux 4

MICROSOFT SPECIALIZATION

ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration 4
ITMT 1474 Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
ITMT 2472 Administering Windows Server 2012 4
ITMT 2473 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4

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 ASSOCIATE

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland only

  • 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.NWK.ASSOC.14

This certificate option will provide education and training for individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as networking professionals with an emphasis on preparation for those wishing to take the CCNA certification examination.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals OR 4
ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks (4)
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts OR 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials (4)
8

SEMESTER II

ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless OR 4
ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks (4)
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN OR 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks (4)
8
Minimum Hours Required 16

Upon completion of ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials, the student is eligible to take the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) credentialing exam. Upon completion of ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks, the student is eligible to take the CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) Routing and Switching 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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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING PROFESSIONAL

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro, North Lake and Richland only

  • 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.NWKPROG.12

This certificate will examine complex networking concepts using troubleshooting tools and more sophisticated configurations. Upon completion of each course, the student will have acquired skills needed to prepare for certification exams to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel, as well as CCNA certification and successful completion of skills-based exam or completion of CCNA 4 (ITCC 2410).

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITCC 2454 CCNP Routing-Implementing IP Routing 4
ITCC 2455 CCNP Switch-Implementing IP Switching 4
8

SEMESTER II

ITCC 2456 CCNP TSHOOT-Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 4
Elective Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course 4
8
Minimum Hours Required 16

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

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING SUPPORT

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland only

  • 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: Individual degree plan codes(s) have been assigned to a specific track(s) within this degree plan.

This certificate offers multiple specialty options for networking systems engineers, database administrators and systems administrators. The program also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the MCITP Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, MCITP Database Administrator, and MCITP Enterprise Support Technician certification examinations. NOTE: Students must select and complete one specialty track to be considered as having met the requirement for this award.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MCITP Database Administrator/MCSA SQL Server Track (Three Courses) OR 12
MCITP Enterprise Administrator/MCSE Server 2012 Infrastructure Track (Three Courses) OR (12)
MCITP Server Administrator/MCSA Windows Server 2012 Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MTA IT Infrastructure/MCSA Windows 8 Track (Two Courses) (8)
8-12

SEMESTER II

MCITP Database Administrator/MCSA SQL Server Track (Two Courses) OR 8
MCITP Enterprise Administrator/MCSE Server 2012 Infrastructure Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCITP Server Administrator/MCSA Windows Server 2012 Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MTA IT Infrastructure/MCSA Windows 8 Track (Two Courses) (8)
8

SEMESTER III

MCITP Database Administrator/MCSA SQL Server Track (One Course) OR 4
MCITP Enterprise Administrator/MCSE Server 2012 Infrastructure Track (One Course) OR (4)
MCITP Server Administrator/MCSA Windows Server 2012 Track (One Course) OR (4)
MTA IT Infrustructure/MCSA Windows 8 Track (One Course) (4)
4
Minimum Hours Required 20-24

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.DATA.14)

SEMESTER I (Three Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database OR 4
ITNW 2406 Populating a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL OR (4)
ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET OR (4)
ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET (4)

SEMESTER I (Three Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2472 Administering Windows Server 2012 (4)
ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2473 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (4)

SEMESTER III (One Course)

ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator OR 4
ITMT 2474 Desiging and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (4)

MCITP SERVER ADMINISTRATOR/MCSA WINDOWS SERVER 2012 TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.SERVER.14)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (4)
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2472 Administering Windows Server 2012 (4)

SEMESTER III (One Courses)

ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator OR 4
ITMT 2473 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (4)

MTA IT INFRASTRUCTURE/MCSA WINDOWS 8 TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.MTAIT/INFRAST)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies1 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems2 OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security3 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications4 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

NOTE: Upon completion of this degree, students are eligible to take the MCITP Database Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, MCITP Server Administrator, MCSA Windows 8, MCSA SQL Server, MCSA Windows Server 2012, or MTA IT Infrastructure certification exams.

1 MTA Networking Fundamentals
2 MTA Windows OS Fundamentals or Configuring Windows 8
3 MTA Security Fundamentals
4 Windows Server Administration Fundamentals or Managing and Maintaining Windows 8

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 -- SYSTEM i DEVELOPER ASSISTANT

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • 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.SYSTI/ASST.14

This one-year certificate option focuses on server side development of basic skills and knowledge using SQL Server, ASP.NET, SharePoint, and PHP applications on IBM i Systems. Graduates will be qualified to enter the business environment as an entry-level applications developer assistant.

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 Introduction to Computing (4)
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
12

SEMESTER II

Database Course - List A (1 course) 3-4
ITSC 1411 AS/400 Operating System I OR 4
INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming (4)
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
11-12
Minimum Hours Required 23-24

List A - Database Courses

ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
ITSE 1445 Introduction to Oracle SQL 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4

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 -- SYSTEM i DEVELOPER

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • 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.SYSTI.DEVL.14

This one-semester certificate option is designed to provide training primarily for persons with previous computer experiences who want to retrain quickly for server-side IBM technologies. Topics include SQL Server, ASP.NET, SharePoint and PHP. Graduates will be qualified to enter the business environment as an entry-level applications developer.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 and ITSC 1405, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429, as well as a fundamental knowledge of networking as obtained in an introductory networking course, or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
Database Course - List A (2 courses) 7-8
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
ITSC 1411 AS/400 Operating System I OR 4
INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming (4)
19-20
Minimum Hours Required 19-20

List A - Database Courses

ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
ITSE 1445 Introduction to Oracle SQL 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4

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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