2021 - 2022 Dallas College Catalog

2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Internet Development Technologies
Degree Plan: Information Systems Administration Foundations Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

ECC-New September 1, 2021

  • 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.IDT.INFO.FND

This level-one certificate is designed to provide the student with the foundation skills in information technology systems necessary to obtain employment as Network Administrators, Network Operations Center (NOC), Systems Engineer, Network Technician, Network Engineer, and Help Desk. 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: A+, Network+, Linux LPI-1, Google IT Professional Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist Spreadsheet, and any other certifications related to courses listed in the degree.

This certificate is a building block towards the Information Systems Administration Specialist Level I Certificate and/or the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Internet Development Technologies.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR 4
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets (4)
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software 4
ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 4
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1309 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing OR 3
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR (4)
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
ITSC 1380 Cooperative Education-Computer and Information Sciences, General OR 3
ITNW 2350 Enterprise Network (3)
Semester Total 6-7
Minimum Hours Required 18-19

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.