2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)



COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CISCO NETWORKING ASSISTANT

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven, El Centro and North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: SA.CIT.CISCO.ASST.10

This sequence is for students who wish to develop skills in managing traffic and networking devices in local area networks (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) services, wireless communication, and management. Upon completion, the student will have acquired skills needed to prepare for certification as a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA).

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experiences and basic understanding of local area networks design and protocols and basic router configuration obtained in ITCC 1401 or ITCC 1404 or equivalent experiences approved by designated information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4
8
Minimum Hours Required 8

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CISCO NETWORKING INTERN

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: SA.CIT.CISCO.INTN.10

This sequence is for students who wish to learn about design and installation of local area networks, and basic router configuration. Upon completion, the student will have acquired the skills needed for employment in the networking industry as an intern.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
8
Minimum Hours Required 8

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY INTERN

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

NLC-Deactivated January 1, 2013, pending SACSCOC approval.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.CONV.INTN.13

This one-year certificate option is designed to provide training for any student wishing to enter the convergence technology field as an intern. Skills and knowledge of basic networking concepts, hardware and operating systems, security or home technology integration are developed.

A graduate will be qualified to enter the small office home office (SOHO) environment as an intern.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computer terminology, problem solving, and logic structures used with computers as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 and ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software OR 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND (4)
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware (4)
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
12-16

SEMESTER II

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
CPMT 2302 Home Technology Integration OR 3
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR (4)
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)
7-8
Minimum Hours Required 19-24

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN

(Level II Certificate)

El Centro and North Lake only

NLC-Deactivated January 1, 2013, pending SACSCOC approval.

  • 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.CONVTECH.12

This certificate builds on basic skills obtained in the Convergence Technology Intern certificate including basic switching and routing concepts, hardware and operating systems, voice over IP (VoIP), security or digital and home technology integration. More advanced networking concepts are developed with client and server operating systems and security.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computer terminology, problem solving, and logic structures used with computers as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 and ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software OR 4
CPMT 1405 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software OR (4)
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND (4)
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware (4)
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
16-20

SEMESTER II

CPMT 2302 Home Technology Integration OR 3
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR (4)
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)
ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
15-16

SEMESTER III

ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems OR (4)
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
18
Minimum Hours Required 49-54

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- INFORMATION SECURITY

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, and North Lake Colleges

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.INFO.SECUR.13

This certificate provides hands-on, in-depth training to meet industry demands and concerns in protecting critical information infrastructures against cyber threats. The graduate will be qualified for entry-level positions in a network environment dealing with security challenges.

Prerequisites: Extensive knowledge of the computer field is required including basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401, as well as strong networking concepts obtained in Cisco and/or Microsoft networking courses or equivalent experiences approved by designated Information Technology personnel. It is further recommended that you have one or more of the following: Certificate and/or AAS in networking, BS or BA in Computer Science, or Cisco CCNA, Novell CNE, Microsoft MCSA and/or MCSE, A+ and Network+, SCSA, UNIX/Linux certification, or other vendor specific certifications. It is recommended that you discuss your computer knowledge with one of the instructors teaching the courses to insure you have the required foundation to succeed.

SEMESTER I

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security OR 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security (4)
16

SEMESTER II

ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing OR 4
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures (4)
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling OR 4
ITSY 2430 Intrusion Detection (4)
ITSY 1491 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security OR 4
ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices OR (4)
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics (4)
12
Minimum Hours Required 28

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- INFORMATION SECURITY

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: SA.CIT.INFO.SECUR

This sequence is for students interested in learning about solutions to safeguard information systems and networks from various forms of cyber threats. It includes courses covering security theory and preventative measures, as well as attack detection and defense. Industry standard methods are reinforced with hands-on lab applications to provide the student with practical security maintenance experience.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
4

SEMESTER II

ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
4

SEMESTER III

ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
4
Minimum Hours Required 12

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- IT SECURITY

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven and El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: SA.CIT.SECUR.06

This award is designed to provide an introductory background for students interested in learning about protecting information systems and networks from security threats. Security terminology and theory, administrative controls, protection from viruses, firewall design, and incident postmortem reporting is introduced. The award also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the Security+ certification exam.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 2400 Operating Systems Security OR 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security (4)
12
Minimum Hours Required 12

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR AND SUPPORT

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland only

CVC-Reactivated January 1, 2013.

  • 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: Individual degree plan codes(s) have been assigned to a specific track(s) within this degree plan.

This associate degree program provides education and training for individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as networking professionals.

Specialization tracks are offered only at the colleges listed below:

  • Brookhaven: CCNA, Unix/Linux, Microsoft, CCNA
  • Cedar Valley: Microsoft
  • El Centro: Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Microsoft
  • Mountain View: CCNA, Convergence Technology, CCNA, Microsoft
  • North Lake: CCNA, Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Unix/Linux, Microsoft
  • Richland: CCNA, CCNP, Microsoft

The program also provides preparatory training for a variety of industry certification examinations. Credit may be given and course substitutions made for those who have acquired A+ and/or Network+ certification.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

Primary Specialization Semester I (one or two courses) 4-8
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware OR 4
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software OR (4)
CPMT 1405 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software AND (4)
Elective Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15-19

SEMESTER II

Primary Specialization Semester II (two or three courses - see track list) 8-12
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics OR (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
14-18

NOTE: Students pursuing CCNA, CCNP, or MCITP (Database Administrator, Enterprise Administrator, and Server Administrator) tracks must select and complete one secondary specialty track (see Secondary Track listing) in Semesters III and/or IV to be considered as having met the requirements for this award.

SEMESTER III

Primary/Secondary Specialization Semester III (two courses - see track list) 7-8
Elective Any 3-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 3
+Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16-17

SEMESTER IV

Primary/Secondary Specialization Semester IV (four or five courses-see track list) 15-16
15-16
Minimum Hours Required 60-70

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

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD 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.

PRIMARY SPECIALIZATION
Select one track

CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CONV.12)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4

SEMESTER II (Three Courses)

ITCC 2408 Cisco Exploration 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

CPMT 2302 Home Technology Integration OR 3
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR (4)
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Three Courses from below:

ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 4
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 4
CPMT 2434 Network Security 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4

One Course from below:

ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
ITNW 2450 Enterprise Network 4
ITCC 2459 Advanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4

CCNA TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CCNA.12)

SEMESTER I (One Course)

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4
One Course from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing Convergence Technology, CCNP, Security, UNIX/Linux/Solaris, OR Microsoft 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Four Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNP, Security, UNIX/Linux/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 16

CCNP TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CCNP.12)

SEMESTER I (One Course)

ITCC 2454 CCNP Routing - Implementing IP Routing 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITCC 2455 CCNP Switch - Implementing IP Switching 4
ITCC 2456 CCNP TSHOOT - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4
One Course from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, Security, UNIX/Linux/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Four Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, Security, UNIX/Linux/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 16

UNIX/LINUX TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.UNIX.12)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Newtworking Technologies 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration II OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
Any two 3- or 4-credit hour course from CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 6-8

MCITP DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.DATA.12)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems OR (4)
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Two Courses from MCITP Database Administrator Electives requirement:

ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
ITSE 2434 Advanced Visual Basic.NET Programming 4
ITSE 2453 Advanced C# Programming 4
ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET 4
ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET 4
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator 4
Two Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Security, UNIX/LINUX/ Solaris, OR Microsoft) 8

MCITP ENTERPRISE ADMINISTRATOR TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.ENTPRS.12)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR (4)
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Four Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Security, UNIX/LINUX/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 16

MCITP SERVER ADMINISTRATOR TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.SERVER.12)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR (4)
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator 4
Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Four Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Security, UNIX/LINUX/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 16

*SECONDARY SPECIALTY TRACKS LISTING
Select one Secondary Specialty Track

Convergence Technology

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 4
CPMT 2434 Network Security 4
CPMT 2402 Home Technology Integration 4
ITNW 2450 Enterprise Network 4
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
ITCC 2459 Advanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

CCNA

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

CCNP

ITCC 2454 CCNP Routing - Implementing IP Routing 4
ITCC 2455 CCNP Switch - Implementing IP Switching 4
ITCC 2456 CCNP TSHOOT - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 4
Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

Security

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security 4
ITSY 2430 Intrusion Detection 4
ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices 4
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics 4
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing 4
ITSY 1491 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 4
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

UNIX/Linux/Solaris

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSC 1429 Fundamentals of Solaris Operating Environment (SA) 4
ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
ITSC 1452 Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations II (SA) 4
ITSC 1454 Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations I (SA) 4
ITSC 1456 Solaris Shell Programming (SL) 4
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration II 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux 4
Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

MICROSOFT

ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator 4
ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration 4
ITMT 1474 Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support 4
Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

This is a Tech Prep program. Students interested in pursuing the Tech Prep Associate degree need to consult with their advisor.

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING ASSOCIATE

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.NWK.ASSOC.10

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 1401 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
8

SEMESTER II

ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN* 4
8
Minimum Hours Required 16

* Upon completion of ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN, the student is eligible to take the CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) credentialing exam.

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING PROFESSIONAL

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro, North Lake and Richland only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.NWKPROG.12

This certificate will examine complex networking concepts using troubleshooting tools and more sophisticated configurations. Upon completion of each course, the student will have acquired skills needed to prepare for certification exams to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel, as well as CCNA certification and successful completion of skills-based exam or completion of CCNA 4 (ITCC 2410).

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITCC 2454 CCNP Routing-Implementing IP Routing 4
ITCC 2455 CCNP Switch-Implementing IP Switching 4
8

SEMESTER II

ITCC 2456 CCNP TSHOOT-Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 4
Elective Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course 4
8
Minimum Hours Required 16

Upon completion of each course, the student is eligible to take the appropriate CCNP (Cisco Certified Networking Professional) credentialing exam.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING SUPPORT

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland only

CVC-Reactivated January 1, 2013.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: Individual degree plan codes(s) have been assigned to a specific track(s) within this degree plan.

This certificate offers multiple specialty options for networking systems engineers, database administrators and systems administrators. The program also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the MCITP Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, MCITP Database Administrator, and MCITP Enterprise Support Technician certification examinations. NOTE: Students must select and complete one specialty track to be considered as having met the requirement for this award.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MCITP Database Administrator Track (Three Courses) OR 12
MCITP Enterprise Administrator Track (Three Courses) OR (12)
MCITP Server Administrator Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCITP Enterprise Support Technician Track (Two Courses) (8)
8-12

SEMESTER II

MCITP Database Administrator Track (Two Courses) OR 8
MCITP Enterprise Administrator Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCITP Server Administrator Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCITP Enterprise Support Technician Track (Two Courses) (8)
8

SEMESTER III

MCITP Database Administrator Track (One Course) OR 4
MCITP Enterprise Administrator Track (One Course) OR (4)
MCITP Server Administrator Track (One Course) OR (4)
MCITP Enterprise Support Technician Track (One Course) (4)
4
Minimum Hours Required 20-24

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.DATA.13)

SEMESTER I (Three Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR (4)
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database OR 4
ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET OR (4)
ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET (4)

MCITP ENTERPRISE ADMINISTRATOR TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.ENTPRS.13)

SEMESTER I (Three Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR (4)
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator 4

MCITP SERVER ADMINISTRATOR TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.SERVER.13)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR (4)
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4

SEMESTER III (One Courses)

ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator 4

MCITP ENTERPRISE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.MICRSFT.13)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR (4)
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 1474 Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support 4
Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

Any 4-credit hour CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- SQL SERVER

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, North Lake and Richland only

CVC-Closed June 1, 2012.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.SQL.12

This certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot the client-server database management system of Microsoft SQL Server, and the preparatory training for the Microsoft Certified IT Professional Database Administrator exam.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 and ITSC 1405, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designed Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems (4)
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration (4)
ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4
16

SEMESTER II

ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
12
Minimum Hours Required 28

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- SYSTEM i DEVELOPER ASSISTANT

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.SYSTI/ASST.13

This one-year certificate option focuses on server side development of basic skills and knowledge using SQL Server, ASP.NET, SharePoint, and PHP applications on IBM i Systems. Graduates will be qualified to enter the business environment as an entry-level applications developer assistant.

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)
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITSC 1411 AS/400 Operating System I 4
16

SEMESTER II

Database Course - List A (1 course) 3-4
INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming 4
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
11-12
Minimum Hours Required 27-28

List A - Database Courses

ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
ITSE 1445 Introduction to Oracle SQL 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- SYSTEM i DEVELOPER

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.SYSTI.DEVL.13

This one-semester certificate option is designed to provide training primarily for persons with previous computer experiences who want to retrain quickly for server-side IBM technologies. Topics include SQL Server, ASP.NET, SharePoint and PHP. Graduates will be qualified to enter the business environment as an entry-level applications developer.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 and ITSC 1405, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429, as well as a fundamental knowledge of networking as obtained in an introductory networking course, or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
Database Course - List A (2 courses) 6-8
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
ITSC 1411 AS/400 Operating System I OR 4
INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming (4)
18-20
Minimum Hours Required 18-20

List A - Database Courses

ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
ITSE 1445 Introduction to Oracle SQL 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- UNIX ADMINISTRATOR

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven and North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.UNIXADMIN.11

This certificate option prepares the student to be a UNIX system administrator. Students will learn basic and advanced hands-on skills associated with the UNIX user interface environment, file system structure, account setup and maintenance, system security, shell scripting, and other general tasks associated with day-to-day UNIX management operations in both standalone and networked systems. Multiple versions of UNIX such as Solaris and/or Linux may be presented to better enable student success in varying commercial environments.

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

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing (4)
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
12

SEMESTER I

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4
4

SEMESTER II

ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
8

SEMESTER III

ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
4
Minimum Hours Required 28

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- UNIX/OPEN SOURCE

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: SA.CIT.UNIX.OPEN.08

This sequence is for students interested in learning the UNIX Operating System up to an intermediate level and the basics of Open Source software. UNIX topics covered include UNIX commands, file system structure, system editors and simple shell programming. Open Source topics include LINUX installation and configuration and Apache installation, configuration and utilization.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
4

SEMESTER II

ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II OR 4
ITNW 2454 Internet/Intranet Server (4)
4
Minimum Hours Required 8

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.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

(Level I Certificate)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CIT.UNIX.RLC.12

This certificate is designed to provide a basic understanding of the duties associated with an UNIX System Administrator. Courses will assist the graduate in preparation for the Sun Certified System Administrator credential (SCSA). Students must complete the following Solaris courses in sequence: ITSC 1429, ITSC 1456, ITSC 1454, and ITSC 1452.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of terminology and operating systems used with computers as obtained in ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 or equivalent experiences approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITIES

ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design OR 4
ITSC 1415 Project Management Software (4)
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
8

SEMESTER I

ITSC 1429 Fundamentals of Solaris Operating Environment (SA) 4
ITSC 1456 Shell Programming (SL) 4
8

SEMESTER II

ITSC 1454 Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations I (SA) 4
4

SEMESTER III

ITSC 1452 Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations II (SA) 4
Elective Any CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSW, or ITSY course 3-4
7-8
Minimum Hours Required 27-28

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.

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