2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Degree Plan: Convergence Technology Technician Certificate

(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 1440 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching 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.