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Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

Offered on all campuses

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  • 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.

Degree Plan Code: ATC.CIT.BC.CRYP

The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Advanced Technical Certificate explores the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency technologies and emerging trends in the field. Statistics, Transacting on the chain, and strategic applications for business use are included topics. Completion results in a Blockchain building project

Course Course Title Credit Hours
INEW 1370 Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 3
INEW 1371 Blockchain Emerging Trends 3
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
INEW 2370 Blockchain Strategic Applications in Business 3
BNKG 1340 Money and Financial Markets 3
INEW 2371 Blockchain Building Projects 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

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 CCNA

(Occupational Skills Award)

Offered on all campuses

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  • 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: OSA.CIT.CCNA

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. The award also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the Cisco CCNA certification exam.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITCC 1344 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2320 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 9

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 -- FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland campus only

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  • 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.FND.IT

This Skills Achievement Award is an introduction to technological avenues or overviews of emerging technologies. This award is intended to allow the student to explore to discover primary degree interests, or as a tech intro for re-training options.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 9

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
INEW 1370 Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 3
ITDF 1300 Introduction to Digital Forensics 3
ITMT 1370 Powershell Scripting 3
ITNW 1309 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3
ITSC 1370 Google IT Support Professional 3
ITSE 1329 Programming Logic and Design 3
ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITSE 1391 Special Topics in Computer Programming 3

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

(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.INFOSECU.16

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 1301, 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
ITMT 2305 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

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

(Occupational Skills Award)

Offered on all campuses

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  • 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: OSA.CIT.INFO.SEC

The Information Security Occupational Skills 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 9

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 -- LINUX

(Skills Achievement Award)

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: SA.CIT.LINUX

This award is for students who wish to learn about Linux commands, file system structure, system editors and simple shell programming. Upon completion, the student will have acquired the skills needed for employment in the networking industry as an entry-level Linux administrator. The award also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the Linux+ or RedHat RHEL certification exam(s).

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
Semester Total 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 6

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

(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 ASSOCIATE

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, 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.NWK.ASSOC.16

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 1301 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITCC 1344 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 3
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2320 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 3
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

Upon completion of ITCC 2320 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation, the student is eligible to take the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification exam, CompTIA Linux+, PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer.

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 CISCO CCNP

(Skills Achievement Award)

El Centro, 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: SA.CIT.CISCO.CCNP

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 1301, POFI 1301, 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 3.

Networking Associate and Networking Professional are the Cisco curriculum courses for Cisco Networking Academy. CCNA-level skills recommended prior to enrollment in this certificate.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2330 CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR) 3
ITCC 2335 CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing (ENARSI) 3
Semester Total 6
Minimum Hours Required 6

Upon completion of each course, the student is eligible to take the appropriate CCNP (Cisco Certified Networking 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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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING PROFESSIONAL

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro, 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.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 1301 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2430 CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR) 4
ITCC 2435 CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing (ENARSI) 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2443 Network Security OR 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux (4)
Elective Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course 4
Semester Total 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

(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
  • 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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