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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (PC Support Awards)
Degree Plan: Information Technology Support Specialist 1 Occupational Skills Award


(Occupational Skills Award)

El Centro 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: MSA.CIT.SUPP.I.08

This award is designed to provide training for those individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as application software professionals, with an emphasis in preparation for Microsoft Office certification examinations.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1301 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Select any three of the following courses:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing 4
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications 1 4
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software 4
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 12

The Information Technology Support Specialist I Marketable Skills Achievement Award will help to prepare students at an introductory level for Microsoft Office certification exams.

Students who previously passed specific Microsoft Office certification exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivilent ITSW and ITSC courses.