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Programs of Study



Degree Type: AAS

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 15 SCH

ITNW 1325 - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems
ITSC 1325 - Personal Computer Hardware
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework

Second Semester - 15 SCH

IMED 1316 - Web Design I
ITNW 1351 - Fundamentals of Wireless LANs
ITSC 1321 - Intermediate PC Operating Systems
COSC 1301 – Introduction to Computing
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics

Third Semester - 15 SCH

ITNW 1354 - Implementing and Supporting Servers
ITNW 2313 - Networking Hardware
ITSW 1304 - Introduction to Spreadsheets
ITSC 2339 - Personal Computer Help Desk Support
ENGL 1301 - Composition I

Fourth Semester - 15 SCH

ITSW 1307 - Introduction to Database
ITNW 2305 - Network Administration
ITSY 1342 - Information Technology Security
ITSW 2334 - Advanced Spreadsheets
POFT 1313 – Professional Workforce Preparation*

*ITSC 2386 - Internship - Computer and Information Sciences, General may be substituted with approval.

Marketable Skills

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating results to choose the best solution
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Developing computer security policies or procedures
  • Recommend changes to improve computer systems
  • Maintain contingency plans for disaster recovery
  • Monitor the performance of computer networks

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate techniques to design a secure network
  • Ability to evaluate resources and make relevant recommendation for purchase or upgrade of a system
  • Recognize the interaction of stand-alone and network devices, operating systems, and applications.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting techniques for networks and personal computer components.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Additional Educational Opportunities

Students may continue their education through a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science degree.

Career Opportunities

Network administrator; Personal computer technician; Help desk/technical support specialist; Information security specialist; Network technician; Computer support specialist; Information technology support specialists; Network infrastructure support.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $120,000; 10% of workers earn $68,640 or less; 10% of workers earn $170,170 or more.