The Occupational Skills Awards and Certificates in the Computer Information Systems and Networking program are designed to provide students with skills needed in various aspects of information technology. Certificates are offered in the areas of programming, data base administration, and computer maintenance and networking.

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedules

Occupational Skills Award - SQL Server Database Fundamentals

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

The SQL Server Database Fundamentals Occupational Skills Award teaches the student the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server database administration. Upon completion of this award, the student will be equipped to pass the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) SQL Server Database Fundamentals Certification Exam.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours9

Certificate1 - Programming

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Computer Programming Certificate provides the student with a solid background in software development processes and the object-oriented model. The students learn several programming languages. This certificate equips students with the skills needed for entry-level programming, and augments the skills taught in other CIS certificates.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #2
ITSE 2309 Database Programming 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
COSC 1337 Programming Fundamentals II 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester #3
COSC 2336 Programming Fundamentals III 3
ITSE 1480 Cooperative Education - Computer Programming/Programmer, General 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
 Total Semester Credit Hours28
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate. 

Part-Time Schedules

Occupational Skills Award - SQL Server Database Fundamentals

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours9

Certificate1 - Programming

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Fall)
ITSE 2309 Database Programming 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Spring)
COSC 1337 Programming Fundamentals II 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Fall)
COSC 2336 Programming Fundamentals III 3
ITSE 1480 Cooperative Education - Computer Programming/Programmer, General 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
 Total Semester Credit Hours28
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.