2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

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

(Occupational Skills Award)

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: OSA.CIT.INFO.SEC

The Information Security Occupational Skills Award is designed to provide an introductory background for students interested in learning about protecting information systems and networks from security threats. Security terminology and theory, administrative controls, protection from viruses, firewall design, and incident postmortem reporting is introduced. The award also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the Security+ certification exam.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 9

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.