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(Level II Certificate)

Offered by all colleges

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C2.CIT.PC.SPEC.16

This certificate option is designed to provide in-depth training in suite package software, operating systems, hardware, networking, and Internet/web page development. The graduate will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions in a PC-oriented environment.

Course(s) may be substituted for ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1301 for those who demonstrate current computer literacy.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing AND (3)
++Elective Technical Elective (1)
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware OR 4
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (4)
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
+Elective SPCH Elective 3
11-15

SEMESTER III

ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software OR 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications I (4)
ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 4
Elective Any CPMT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course 3-4
15-16
Minimum Hours Required 41-46

+SPCH Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

++Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

ITCC 1191 Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSE 1191 Special Topics in Computer Programming 1
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITSY 1191 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 1
ITSC 1171 Introduction to Computers 1
IMED 1191 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 1

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.