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Program Details

Eastfield College offers an online Computer Information Technology- Personal Computer Specialist Certificate designed to give in-depth training in suite package software, operating systems, hardware, networking and internet/web page development.  The student upon graduation will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions in PC-oriented environments.

Students must meet required Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards as well as earn 25 percent of the college credits through the college awarding the degree.  If the student plans to transfer to a four-year institution they should consult an advisor to discover the requirements for transferability of the courses offered through Eastfield.

This certificate is a 45- to 50-credit-hour program taught over three semesters.  First semester courses include: Introduction to Computers or Business Computer Applications or Introduction to Computing, Fundamentals of Networking Technologies, Introduction to Word Processing or Integrated Software Applications II or Advanced Word Processing, and Composition I. 

The second semester classes are: Programming Logic and Design or Project Management Software, Introduction to PC Operating Systems and Personal Computer Hardware or IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software or IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software, Introduction to Spreadsheets or Advanced Spreadsheets, and Introduction to Speech Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking. 

Final semester courses are taught in: Introduction to Database or Advanced Database, Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software or Integrated Software Applications I, Personal Computer Help Desk Support, and any Computer Science elective.

Requirements

High school graduate, IBD, or GED

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges