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Convergence Technology
2014 - 2015 Convergence Technology

Program Options:

AAS – Convergence Technology
Certificate – Convergence Technology

Collin’s Convergence Technology program introduces the “triple play” combining voice, video and integrated data over an IP network. The program focuses on key content in all three areas and gives students experience in solving real-world problems through case study courses. The two novel case study courses address contemporary Small Office Home Office (SOHO) and the Enterprise network business situations, allowing students to utilize the college’s state-of-the-art Convergence Lab to build a portfolio of completed projects prior to entering the workforce. The student’s ability to design and maintain those networks will give them excellent marketability in this future high-demand, fast-paced industry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as described by the Texas Workforce Commission and Career Development Resources.

Convergence is:

  • The blending or integration of voice, video, and data into a single but flexible global communications network.
  • The merging together of products and capabilities of multiple vendors to create an integrated solution for the customer.

With curriculum designed by industry area experts and taught by experienced professionals, the Convergence Technology program at Collin gives students extensive hands-on training and prepares students for the workforce and for professional certification exams including CCNA, MCSA, A+, Network +, Security +, Linux +, HTI+, and others.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with a Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program.

 

 

AAS – Convergence Technology
60 credit hours

 

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

CPMT 1305 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
ITCC 1371 CCNA 1 Cisco - Introduction to Networks
ITCC 1374 CCNA 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials
ITNW 1370 Cloud+ Computing Fundamentals
MATH 1314 College Algebra 1

Second Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I
ITMT 1370 Configuring and Supporting Microsoft Windows 7
ITMT 2351 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator
ELECTIVE*
ELECTIVE*

 

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics  (See other Social / Behavioral Sciences Options)
EECT 2337 Wireless Telephony Systems
ITMT 2301 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
ITSY 2300 Operating System Security
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication  (See other Speech Options)

Second Semester
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I  (Other Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
ITNW 2373 Information Storage Management (EMC)
ITNW 2374 Advanced Computer Networking Case Study (Capstone) 2
ITNW 2375 VMWare vSphere: Installation, Configuration and Management
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration

 

1. May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417, or MATH-2419

* Electives (6 credit hours): EECT 1371 (recommended), ITCC 2371 (recommended in combination with ITCC 2372), ITCC 2372, ITMT 2302 (recommended), EECT 1348, ITSY 1300 (recommended), or any ITSY course, or one of the following Cooperative Education courses: EECT 2380 (with consent of Program Director), or ITNW 2380 (with consent of Program Director)

Note: Many CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW (except ITNW-2374), and ITSY courses are offered in eight-week express sessions.

 


Certificate – Convergence Technology
30 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ITCC 1371 CCNA 1 Cisco - Introduction to Networks
ITCC 1374 CCNA 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials
ITMT 1370 Configuring and Supporting Microsoft Windows 7
ITMT 2301 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
ITNW 1370 Cloud+ Computing Fundamentals

Second Semester
EECT 2337 Wireless Telephony Systems (Capstone)
ITNW 2373 Information Storage Management (EMC)
ITNW 2375 VMWare vSphere: Installation, Configuration and Management
ELECTIVE *
ELECTIVE*

 

* Electives (6 credit hours): EECT 1371 (recommended), ITCC 2371 (recommended in combination with ITCC 2372), ITCC 2372, ITMT 2302 (recommended), EECT 1348, ITSY 1300 (recommended), or any ITSY course, or one of the following Cooperative Education courses: EECT 2380 (with consent of Program Director), or ITNW 2380 (with consent of Program Director)

Note: Many CPMT, EECT, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW (except ITNW-2374), and ITSY courses are offered in eight-week express sessions.


 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Director:
Dave Galley
PRC-H213
972.377.1676

Faculty Advisor:
Pete Brierley
PRC-H230E
972.377.1686

Academic Advisor:
Catherine Smith
PRC – F134
972.377.1780


Convergence Technology
Center Website:

www.convergencetechnologycenter.org