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(Level I Certificate)

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  • 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.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 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.



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


EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)
Minimum Hours Required 20-24

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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