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

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland 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: C1.CIT.NWK.ASSOC.16

This certificate option will provide education and training for individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as networking professionals with an emphasis on preparation for those wishing to take the CCNA certification examination.

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITCC 1344 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 3
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2320 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 3
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

Upon completion of ITCC 2320 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation, the student is eligible to take the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification exam, CompTIA Linux+, PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer.

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.