2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Title: Fundamentals of Information Technology Skills Achievement Award

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland campus only


  • 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: SA.CIT.FND.IT

This Skills Achievement Award is an introduction to technological avenues or overviews of emerging technologies. This award is intended to allow the student to explore to discover primary degree interests, or as a tech intro for re-training options.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 9

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
INEW 1370 Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 3
ITDF 1300 Introduction to Digital Forensics 3
ITMT 1370 Powershell Scripting 3
ITNW 1309 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3
ITSC 1370 Google IT Support Professional 3
ITSE 1329 Programming Logic and Design 3
ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITSE 1391 Special Topics in Computer Programming 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.