2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (PC Support Awards)
Title: Information Systems Administration Foundations 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.IS.ADM.FND

This level-one certificate is designed to provide the student with the foundation skills in information technology systems necessary to obtain employment in Computer User/Help Desk Support. Students will acquire hands-on learning experience and troubleshooting skills to serve as Information Technology support professionals.

This award also provides training for a variety of industry-recognized certifications valuable to have in a competitive marketplace. Credit may be earned, and course substitutions are permitted for candidates who have acquired certifications such as: Network+, Google IT Professional Certificate, and any other certifications related to courses listed in the degree.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 3
ITSC 1370 Google IT Support Professional 3
ITSC 2339 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITSC 2335 Application Software Problem Solving 3
ITSC 1364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer and Information Sciences, General OR 3
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software (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.