Computer Information Technology - A.S. Degree/A.A.S. Degree/Certificate

Fuel Your Passion for Computer Technology

Computer technology is evolving faster than ever before and demand for computer professionals with the right qualifications is at an all-time high. IT professionals are involved with designing, developing, supporting and managing computer software, hardware and information networks. ACC offers programs in Networking, Programming and Systems in the Houston, Gulf Coast area of Texas, providing a wide range of options to help you gain entry into this high paying, in demand career path.

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Career Opportunities

The field of computer information technology offers some of the most well-paying and sought after careers in today’s job market.

The Computer Information Technology field employs people in many different roles including:

  • Application Programmer
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Programmer/Administrator
  • Help Desk Clerk
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • and more!

For more information on career opportunities in Computer Information Technology, please visit Career Coach where you can explore the local job market, take a career assessment, and build a resumé.

What Will I Study?

The Computer Science Networking Degree/Certificate program prepares you for careers in many areas of  LAN/WAN administration and design. The program  will train you for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and/or Microsoft Certified  Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification exams as well  as other exams such as CompTIA’s Network+, A+, and Security+. 

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS
(A.S.) 60 credit hours
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

ΔCOSC 1436 - Programming Fundamentals I - C++

4

+ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3

+Select from Mathematics Core Curriculum

3

+Select from Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum

3
SECOND SEMESTER

+ENGL 1302 - Composition II

3

Δ+MATH 2413 - Calculus I

4

+GOVT 2306 - Texas Government

3

ΔCOSC 1437 - Programming Fundamentals II - JAVA

4

ΔCOSC 2325 - Computer Organization & Machine Language

3
THIRD SEMESTER

Δ+MATH 2414 - Calculus II

4
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER  

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

Δ*COSC 2336 - Programming Fundamentals III - Data Structures

3

+Select from Creative Arts Core Curriculum

3

Δ+PHYS 2425 - College Physics I

4
 SECOND SEMESTER 

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

+GOVT 2305 - Federal Government

3

+Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum

3

Δ+PHYS 2426 - College Physics II

4
COMPUTER SCIENCE
(A.S.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS
 60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.
*Capstone Course
ΔField of Study

COMPUTER NETWORKING
Associate of Applied Science – 60 credit hours
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS
+ENGL 1301 - Composition 1 3
ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITMT 1358 - Windows Client Operating System 3
ITNW 1325 - Fundamentals of Networking 3
SECOND SEMESTER
ITMT 1357 - Administering Windows Server OS 3
ITNW 1313 - Computer Virtualization 3
ITSC 1316 - Linux Installation & Configuration 3
+MATH 1332 - Quantitative Reasoning 3
THIRD SEMESTER 
ITNW 1358 - Network+ 3
+SPCH 1318 - Interpersonal Communication 3
SECOND YEAR FIRST SEMESTER  

ITNW 1353 - Supporting Network Server Infrastructure

3
ITNW 1354 - Implementing & Support Services 3
ITSY 1342 - Information Technology Security 3
ITSY 2300 - Operating System Security 3
+COMM 1307 - Introduction to Communications 3
SECOND SEMESTER  

+ECON 2301 - Principle of Macroeconomics

3

ITMT 2305 - Designing & Implementing Server Infrastructure

3

ITNW 2321 - Networking with TCP/IP 3

3

*ITNW 2380 - Cooperative Education Computer Systems
Networking & Telecommunications or
*ITNW 2335 - Network Troubleshooting & Support

3

ITSY 2330 - Intrusion Detection

3
COMPUTER NETWORKING
(A.A.S.) DEGREE
 60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.
*Capstone Course 

COMPUTER NETWORKING
Certificate 2 – 45 credit hours
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS
ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3

ITMT 1358 - Windows Client Operating System

3

ITNW 1325 - Fundamentals of Networking

3
SECOND SEMESTER

ITMT 1357 - Administering a Windows Server OS

3

ITNW 1313 - Computer Virtualization

3

ITSC 1316 - Linux Installation & Configuration

3

THIRD SEMESTER 

ITNW 1358 - Networking+

3

SECOND YEAR FIRST SEMESTER

ITNW 1353 - Supporting Network Server Infrastructure

3

ITNW 1354 - Implementing & Supporting Servers

3

ITSY 1342 - Information Technology Security

3

ITSY 2300 - Operating System Security

3

SECOND SEMESTER

ITMT 2305 - Designing & Implementing Server Infrastructure

3

ITNW 2321 - Networking with TCP/IP

3

*ITNW 2380 - Cooperative Education-Computer Systems
Networking & Telecommunications or
*ITNW 2335 - Network Troubleshooting & Support 

3

ITSY 2330 - Intrusion Detection

3
COMPUTER NETWORKING
CERTIFICATE 2
 45
+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.
* Capstone Course
COMPUTER NETWORKING
Certificate 1 – 21 credit hours
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems

3

ITMT 1358 - Windows Client Operating System

3

ITNW 1325 - Fundamentals of Networking

3
SECOND SEMESTER

ITMT 1357 - Administering a Windows Server OS

3

ITNW 1313 - Computer Virtualization

3

ITSC 1316 - Linux Installation & Configuration

3

THIRD SEMESTER 

 

ITNW 1358 - Networking+

3
COMPUTER NETWORKING
CERTIFICATE 1
21

+ Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection. 
* Capstone Course

 

A degree from ACC in Computer Information Technology can help you transfer to universities to complete your BS in Information Technology.

Computer Science – (A.S. Degree) This is a recommended course of study for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree or higher in Computer Information Systems, Digital Gaming & Simulation, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Game Development, Computer Science, Digital Media, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Graphic Communications, and other computer technology fields. This degree has a 2+2 agreement with other universities.

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Yearly costs for the A.S. Degree program are approximately $4,200 for in-district students and $6,960 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition and fees.

Approximate yearly costs for the A.A.S. Degree programs are approximately $3,996 for in-district students and $6,756 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition and fees.

Costs for the Networking Certificate program are approximately $1,680 for in-district students and $2,784 for those out-of-district per year including tuition and fees.

Additional fees for books and supplies may vary according the the degree/certificate plan.

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

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