2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CISCO NETWORKING ASSISTANT

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven, El Centro and North Lake 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.ASST.16

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 1301 or equivalent experiences and basic understanding of local area networks design and protocols and basic router configuration obtained in Cisco 1 or Cisco 2 or equivalent experiences approved by designated information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2420 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration OR 4
ITSE 1402 Computer Programming (4)
Semester Total 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

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven, 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.INTN.16

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 1301 or equivalent experiences approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1444 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 4
Semester Total 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

(Level 1 Certificate)

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: C1.CIT.CONV.INTN.16

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, operating systems, and security are developed.

A graduate will be qualified to enter the small, medium and enterprise information technology work 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 1301 and ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR 4
ITNW 1435 Information Storage and Management (4)
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 20

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

(Level 2 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

  • 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: C2.CIT.CONVTECH.16

This certificate builds on basic skills obtained in the Convergence Technology Intern certificate including basic switching and routing concepts, hardware and operating systems, virtualization, storage and security. 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 1301 and ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1444 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 4
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR 4
ITNW 1435 Information Storage and Management (4)
EECT 1407 Converegence Technologies 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems OR 4
ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System (4)
ITMT 2405 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 4
+Elective SPCH Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 14
Minimum Hours Required 38

+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

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)

Brookhaven, Eastfield and 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: 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
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
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing OR 4
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures (4)
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
ITSY 1491 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security OR 4
ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices OR (4)
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics (4)
Semester Total 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

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven and 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: 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 1301 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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)
Semester Total 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 -- LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

(Level 1 Certificate)

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.LINUX.ADMIN

This certificate is designed to provide a basic understanding of the duties associated with a LINUX System Administrator. Students must complete the following courses in sequence: ITSC 1416, ITSC 2425 or ITSC 1458, ITNW 1413 or ITSC 1447.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of terminology and operating systems used with computers as obtained in ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1301 or equivalent experiences approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (4)
Prerequisities Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux OR 4
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration 1 (4)
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration 2 (4)
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 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 -- LINUX/OPEN SOURCE

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven 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.LINUX.OPEN

This sequence is for students interested in learning the LINUX Operating System up to an intermediate level and the basics of Open Source software. LINUX topics covered include LINUX commands, file system structure, system editors and simple shell programming. Open Source topics include LINUX installation.

Prerequisite: 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 personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
Semester Total 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux OR 4
ITNW 2454 Internet/Intranet Server (4)
Semester Total 4
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 -- MOBILE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER

(Level 1 Certificate)

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: C1.CIT.MOB.APP

This one-semester certificate option is designed to provide training for persons wanting to develop Android mobile applications from design to deployment. Topics include web application design and responsive layout using HTML5/CSS3, native application design and development using Java and Android Studio core functionality and hybrid development using industry accepted tools, processes and procedures. Graduates will be qualified to enter the workforce as an entry-level Android Mobile applications developer.

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
IMED 1416 Web Design 1 4
ITSE 2417 Java Programming OR 4
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals 1 (4)
ARTV 2470 Handheld Device Web Application Development 4
ARTV 2471 Android Application Programming 4
Semester Total 16
Minimum Hours Required 16

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 -- MULTI-PLATFORM APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER

(Level 1 Certificate)

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: C1.CIT.MULT.APP

This one-year certificate option focuses on training for multi-level Android, iOS and Windows Phone platform devices. Topics include web application design and responsive layout using HTML5/CSS3, native application design and development using Java and Android Studio, core functionality and hybrid development for iOS using Objective C or Swift and Windows Phone using C# or Visual Basic. Graduates will be qualified to enter the business environment as a diverse multi-platform Mobile applications developer.

Prerequisite: 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1416 Web Design 1 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ARTV 2470 Handheld Device Web Application Development 4
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTV 2471 Android Application Programming 4
ITSE 2410 iOS Application Programming 4
INEW 2434 Advanced Web Programming OR 4
INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming OR (4)
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 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 -- 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

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.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

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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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- SQL SERVER

(Level 1 Certificate)

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.SQL.14

This certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot the client-server database management system of Microsoft SQL Server, and the preparatory training for the Microsoft Certified IT Professional Database Administrator exam.

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems (4)
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 20

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 -- UNIX ADMINISTRATOR/CLOUD COMPUTING

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven 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.CLOUD.9/14

This certificate option prepares the student to be a UNIX system administrator. Students will learn basic and advanced hands-on skills associated with the UNIX user interface environment, file system structure, account setup and maintenance, system security, shell scripting, and other general tasks associated with day-to-day UNIX management operations in both standalone and networked systems. Multiple versions of UNIX such as Solaris and/or Linux may be presented to better enable student success in varying commercial environments.

Course(s) may be substituted for ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1301 for those who demonstrate current computer literary.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (4)
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System 1 OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System 2 OR 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux OR (4)
ITCC 1444 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (4)
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming OR 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration 1 OR 4
ITNW 2471 Server Virtualization: Optimize and Scale OR (4)
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)
Semester Total 4
Minimum Hours Required 20

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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