Computer and Advanced Technologies

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Specialist

Certificate

In this specialization, students will learn cloud computing skills, which include installation, maintenance, and support for computer systems as well as traditional, wireless and cloud-based networks. Students will take courses to learn how to properly install, maintain and troubleshoot computer systems, software, wired networks, wireless networks and cloud-based systems.

Computer and Internet Specialist

Certificate

This one-semester specialization will provide students with the foundation required in the use of computers and the Internet. The student will learn entry-level skills needed to effectively use the latest computer and Internet technologies in a business environment. Graduates will have knowledge in the areas of technology including computer hardware, software, operating systems, networking, Internet and electronic mail concepts, word processing applications, and presentation media.

Specialization: Computer Maintenance Technology

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

Students who graduate from this specialization will gain skills necessary to compete in the computer maintenance industry. They will learn skills such as computing architecture, computer installation, maintenance, peripheral installation and troubleshooting, as well as provide hardware and software support for users within their organization.

Specialization: Computer Support and Telecommunication Specialist

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

In this specialization, students will learn computer support and telecommunication skills, which include installation, maintenance, and support for computer systems, computer networks and cabling infrastructure. Students will take courses to learn how to properly install, maintain and troubleshoot computer systems, software, peripherals, and networks as well as provide technical support for users within their organization.

Mechatronics Technology Specialist

Certificate

This specialization is a blend of mechanics and electronics. Mechatronics implements techniques in robotics, controls theory, computing architecture and electronics technology. This program will prepare students with the hands-on training they need to work in this industry. Graduates may find employment as technicians assisting engineers.

Telecommunication Support Specialist

Certificate

Students who graduate from this specialization will gain skills necessary to compete in the telecommunication support industry. The courses are aligned to the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) entry-level Electronic Systems Technicians (ESTs) industry certification. Students will learn advanced installation and troubleshooting of telecommunication systems such as telephony, broadband as well as copper and fiber optic structured cabling systems to deliver voice, data, Internet and video/web services to end users.

Voice and Data Technician

Certificate

This one-semester specialization will provide students with the foundation skills in the telecommunication industry. The courses are aligned to the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) entry-level Electronic Systems Technicians (ESTs) industry certification. Students will learn traditional telecommunication systems such as telephony, broadband as well as copper and fiber optic structured cabling systems to deliver voice, data, Internet and video/web services to end users.

Jose Lucio Gonzalez, Computer Services Engineer, South Texas College
Jaime Hinojosa, Information Technology Officer, Elsa State Bank
Eric Rodriguez, Owner, PC Station
Marciano Garza, IT Coordinator, Safeguard Insurance
Michael Murphy, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Hewlett Packard
Michael Sauceda, IT Support Specialist, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

Certificates

Associates Degrees

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology 4
CPMT 1411 Introduction to Computer Maintenance 4
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 4
CPMT 1445 Computer Systems Maintenance 4
CPMT 1167 CAPSTONE: Practicum-Computer Installation 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours25 Credit Hours

Computer and Internet Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
CPMT 1404 Microcomputer System Software 4
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
CPMT 1411 Introduction to Computer Maintenance 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours16 Credit Hours

Computer Maintenance Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
CPMT 1404 Microcomputer System Software 4
CPMT 1411 Introduction to Computer Maintenance 4
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CPMT 1445 Computer Systems Maintenance 4
CPMT 1447 Computer System Peripherals 4
CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology 4
CPMT 1166 CAPSTONE: Computer Systems Technology Practicum 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours29 Credit Hours

Mechatronics Technology Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
RBTC 1405 Robotic Fundamentals 4
CETT 1409 DC/AC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power 4
RBTC 1401 Programmable Logic Controllers 4
RBTC 1447 Electromechanical Devices 4
CETT 2189 CAPSTONE: Internship 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours29 Credit Hours

Telecommunication Support Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CETT 1409 DC/AC Circuits 4
EECT 1403 Introduction to Telecommunications 4
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
EECT 1440 Telecommunications Transmission Media 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
CPMT 1411 Introduction to Computer Maintenance 4
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
EECT 2188 Capstone: Communications Engineering Technology 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours29 Credit Hours

Voice and Data Technician Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CETT 1409 DC/AC Circuits 4
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
EECT 1403 Introduction to Telecommunications 4
EECT 1440 Telecommunications Transmission Media 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours16 Credit Hours

Computer and Advanced Technologies

Specialization: Computer Maintenance Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
CPMT 1404 Microcomputer System Software 4
CPMT 1411 Introduction to Computer Maintenance 4
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CPMT 1445 Computer Systems Maintenance 4
CPMT 1447 Computer System Peripherals 4
CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology 4
 Credit Hours12
Summer Session I
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Third Semester
CPMT 2433 Computer Integration 4
CPMT 2445 Computer System Troubleshooting 4
CPMT 2449 Advanced Computer Networking Technology 4
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Semester
CPMT 2350 Industry Certification Preparation 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
Math Elective 1 4
CPMT 2166 CAPSTONE: Computer Systems Technology Practicum 1
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
1

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement

Computer and Advanced Technologies

Specialization: Computer Support and Telecommunication Specialist Associate of Applied Science

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CETT 1409 DC/AC Circuits 4
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
EECT 1440 Telecommunications Transmission Media 4
EECT 1403 Introduction to Telecommunications 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
CPMT 1411 Introduction to Computer Maintenance 4
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology 4
 Credit Hours16
Summer Session I
Math Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours3
Third Semester
CPMT 1445 Computer Systems Maintenance 4
CPMT 2402 Home Technology Integration 4
CPMT 2449 Advanced Computer Networking Technology 4
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 1 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
CPMT 2188 CAPSTONE: Internship-Computer Installation 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
1

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement