2015 - 2016 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (PC Support Awards)
Degree Plan: Personal Computer Support AAS

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Offered at 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: AAS.CIT.PC.SUPP.14

This associate degree program trains the student to troubleshoot software and hardware problems, implementing corrections where possible; to evaluate new software and hardware; to install hardware and software, including equipment assembly and diagnostics; and to assist in the development and presentation of training courses for users. The graduate will be qualified to provide support for personal computer users in a corporate environment.

Course(s) may be substituted for ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 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 1401 Introduction to Computing (4)
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 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
+Elective MATH Elective 3
15

SEMESTER III

ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
15

SEMESTER IV

ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4
ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 4
Elective Any CPMT, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course 4
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++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

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavorial Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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.