El Centro College - Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards) - Convergence Technology Technician Certificate
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Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards) - Convergence Technology Technician Certificate

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(Level II Certificate)

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  • 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.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, voice over IP (VoIP), security or digital and home technology integration. 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 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)
ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks 4
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4


ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration OR 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (4)
+Elective SPCH Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Minimum Hours Required 46-50

+SPCH Elective - must be selected from the following:

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.