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Program: Computer Information Technology (PC Support Awards)

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- PERSONAL COMPUTER SPECIALIST

(Level 2 Certificate)

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.

Degree Plan Code: C2.CIT.PC.SPEC.16

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 1301 for those who demonstrate current computer literacy.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing AND (3)
++Elective Technical Elective (one course) (1)
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITNW 1458 Network + (4)
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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 4
+Elective Speech Elective 3
Semester Total 11-15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications 1 (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
Semester Total 15-16
Minimum Hours Required 41-46

+Speech 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

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1191 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 1
ITCC 1191 Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1
ITSC 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSC 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 1
ITSC 1171 Introduction to Computers 1
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSE 1191 Special Topics in Computer Programming 1
ITNW 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITSY 1191 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 1

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 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.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.PC.SUPP.14

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 1301 for those who demonstrate current computer literacy.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing AND (3)
+++++Elective Technical Elective (one course) (1)
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITNW 1458 Network + (4)
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
IMED 1416 Web Design 1 4
+++++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 1
++Elective Speech Elective 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 4
Elective Any CPMT, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course 4
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

++Speech 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/Behavorial Science.

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

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1191 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 1
ITCC 1191 Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1
ITNW 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITSY 1191 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 1
ITSC 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSC 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 1
ITSC 1171 Introduction to Computers 1
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSE 1191 Special Topics in Computer Programming 1

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 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.PC.USER.16

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 1301 for those who demonstrate current computer literacy.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing AND (3)
+Elective Technical Elective (1)
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing 4
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications 1 (4)
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 20

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1191 Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSE 1191 Special Topics in Computer Programming 1
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITSY 1191 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 1
ITSC 1171 Introduction to Computers 1
IMED 1191 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 1

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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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

(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.TECHSUPPT.16

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing AND (3)
+Elective Technical Elective (1)
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 OR (4)
IMED 1416 Web Design 1 (4)
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware OR 4
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software OR (4)
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems (4)
Semester Total 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.

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1191 Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSE 1191 Special Topics in Computer Programming 1
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITSY 1191 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 1
ITSC 1171 Introduction to Computers 1
IMED 1191 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 1

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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