2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Information Technology (PC Support Awards)



COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- HELP DESK/USER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, 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.HELP.DESK.11

This certificate is designed to provide lower level tech support skills needed to assist customers, clients, or members of a firm or organization. Graduates field telephone calls, and email messages from customers seeking guidance on technical problems. They diagnose the problem patiently and walk the customer through the problem-solving steps. Strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills are needed.

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

Prerequisite: Keyboarding Skills

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing (4)
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
12

SEMESTER II

ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 4
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 -- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST I

(Marketable Skills Achievement Award)

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: MSA.CIT.SUPP.I.08

This award is designed to provide training for those individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as application software professionals, with an emphasis in preparation for Microsoft Office certification examinations.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers 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

Select any three of the following courses:

ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing 4
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications I 4
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software 4
12
Minimum Hours Required 12

The Information Technology Support Specialist I Marketable Skills Achievement Award will help to prepare students at an introductory level for Microsoft Office certification exams.

Students who previously passed specific Microsoft Office certification exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivilent ITSW and ITSC courses.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST II

(Marketable Skills Achievement Award)

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: MSA.CIT.SUPP.II.08

This award is designed to provide training for those individuals continuing to develop their knowledge and skills as application software professionals using Microsoft Office, and continuing their preparation for Microsoft Office certification exams.

Prerequisite: Students must be able to demonstrate mastery of Introductory level Microsoft Office as well as basic understanding of personal computers 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

Select any three of the following courses:

ITSC 2421 Integrated Software Applications II 4
ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets 4
ITSW 2437 Advanced Database 4
ITSC 2431 Integrated Software Applications III 4
12
Minimum Hours Required 12

The Information Technology Support Specialist II Marketable Skills Achievement Award will help to prepare students at at a more advanced level for Microsoft Office certification exams.

Students who previously passed specific Microsoft Office certification exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivilent ITSW and ITSC courses.

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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- PERSONAL COMPUTER SPECIALIST

(Level II Certificate)

Offered by all colleges

  • 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.PC.SPEC.13

This certificate option is designed to provide in-depth training in suite package software, operating systems, hardware, networking, and Internet/web page development. The graduate will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions in a PC-oriented environment.

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)
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing OR 4
ITSC 2421 Integrated Software Applications II OR (4)
POFI 2440 Advanced Word Processing (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design OR 4
ITSC 1415 Project Management Software (4)
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware OR 4
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (4)
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets OR 4
ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
15-19

SEMESTER III

ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database OR 4
ITSW 2437 Advanced Database (4)
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications I (4)
ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 4
Elective Any CPMT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course 3-4
15-16
Minimum Hours Required 45-50

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 -- PERSONAL COMPUTER SUPPORT

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Offered at all colleges.

  • 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: AAS.CIT.PC.SUPP.13

This associate degree program trains the student to troubleshoot software and hardware problems, implementing corrections where possible; to evaluate new software and hardware; to install hardware and software, including equipment assembly and diagnostics; and to assist in the development and presentation of training courses for users. The graduate will be qualified to provide support for personal computer users in a corporate environment.

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)
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing OR 4
ITSC 2421 Integrated Software Applications II OR (4)
POFI 2440 Advanced Word Processing (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design OR 4
ITSC 1415 Project Managment Software (4)
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware OR 4
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (4)
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets OR 4
ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets (4)
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR (3)
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
15-20

SEMESTER III

ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database OR 4
ITSW 2437 Advanced Database (4)
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
Elective Any CPMT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course 3-4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
+Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
17-18

SEMESTER IV

ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications I (4)
ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 4
ITSC 1X8X Cooperative Education OR 3-4
Elective Any CPMT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course (3-4)
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
14-15
Minimum Hours Required 61-68

+Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavorial 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 -- PERSONAL COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND A+ CERTIFICATION

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven 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.PC/A+CERT.08

This sequence is for students interested in A+ Certification or in learning what goes on "under the cover" of a modern IBM-type personal computer. Completers will learn how a PC works and will also be able to write specifications for PCs, perform routine maintenance and be able to troubleshoot and repair simple problems. It also covers all topics in the industry standard CompTIA A+ certification for computer professionals, and will help prepare students for the A+ 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 personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
4

SEMESTER II

ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
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 -- PERSONAL COMPUTER USER

(Level I Certificate)

Offered at all 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.PC.USER.08

This certificate option is designed to provide training for those wishing to have a basic understanding of word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics, and PC operating systems. The graduate will be qualified to use software applications at a level required for appropriate certification.

Course(s) may be substituted for ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 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)
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing OR 4
ITSC 2421 Integrated Software Applications II OR (4)
POFI 2440 Advanced Word Processing (4)
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets OR 4
ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets (4)
12

SEMESTER II

ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database OR 4
ITSW 2437 Advanced Database (4)
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications I OR (4)
ITSC 2431 Integrated Software Applications III (4)
8
Minimum Hours Required 20

The Personal Computer User Certificate will help to prepare students for individual Microsoft Office certifications exams.

Students who previously passed specific Microsoft Office certification exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivalent ITSW and ITSC courses.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow the version on this page.

Show me the May 28, 2013, web published version.
Show me what changed in 2013-2014.


COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

(Level I Certificate)

Offered at all 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.TECHSUPPT.13

The Technology Support Certificate serves as an "entry-career ladder" which provides a foundation for all Computer Information Technology programs and awards or other programs in related fields.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing (4)
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITNW 1458 Network+ (4)
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design OR 4
ITSC 1415 Project Management Software (4)
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware OR 4
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software OR (4)
IMED 1416 Web Design I (4)
16
Minimum Hours Required 16

NOTE: Students can obtain the Technology Support Certificate as an "entry-career ladder" which provides a foundation for all Computer Information Technology programs and awards or other programs in related fields.

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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