2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Title: Information Security Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

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: C1.CIT.INFOSECU.16

This certificate provides hands-on, in-depth training to meet industry demands and concerns in protecting critical information infrastructures against cyber threats. The graduate will be qualified for entry-level positions in a network environment dealing with security challenges.

Prerequisites: Extensive knowledge of the computer field is required including basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1301, as well as strong networking concepts obtained in Cisco and/or Microsoft networking courses or equivalent experiences approved by designated Information Technology personnel. It is further recommended that you have one or more of the following: Certificate and/or AAS in networking, BS or BA in Computer Science, or Cisco CCNA, Novell CNE, Microsoft MCSA and/or MCSE, A+ and Network+, SCSA, UNIX/Linux certification, or other vendor specific certifications. It is recommended that you discuss your computer knowledge with one of the instructors teaching the courses to insure you have the required foundation to succeed.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
ITMT 2305 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

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.