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Computer Science AA Network Administration 

Simulation and Game Development

Digital Media

Network Support Tech


Computer Science AA Degree

Computer Science AA Degree

The Computer Science AA degree program is a recommended course of study for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science at a four-year institution of higher education in Texas. Students who fully complete this course of study will be eligible to apply for the Associate of Arts degree at WCJC. Courses in this program are offered at the main campus in Wharton, the Sugar Land campus, and at the Richmond campus.


Network Administration

Network Administration

The Network Administration AAS degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in the networking field. Students enrolled in the AAS degree complete computer systems core coursework during the first two semesters and then select a specialty track to complete program. Specialty tracks are offered in Network and Computer Systems Administrator, Information Security Analyst, and Cisco Network Administrator. Students must choose only one specialty track and may only obtain one AAS degree in Network Administration. Classes offered in the Network Support Technician certificate program can also be applied toward the AAS in Network Administration degree.

Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+ test, CompTIA Security+ Certification test, CompTIA Network + Certification test, Microsoft's MCP Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Certification (98-365) test, Microsoft's MCP Networking Fundamentals Certification test (98-366), Microsoft's MCP Security Fundamentals Certification test (98-367), and ETA's Fiber Optic Technician Certification test.

Cisco Network Administrator Specialty

The Cisco Network Administrator specialty is designed to teach individuals network skills through a partnership with the Cisco Systems Networking Academy.  The Program is designed for individuals to work with predominantly Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) routers and LAN switches. The Cisco Router Networking program is offered in full at the Richmond campus, while several courses are also offered at the main campus in Wharton and online.  Many of the classes offered in the PC Technical Support certificate program can also be applied toward this AAS.

Information Security Analyst Specialty

The Information Security Analyst specialty is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in IT security and CyberSecurity.  Courses offered with this specialty will include data recovery and data loss prevention, as well as network security.  The Information Security Analyst specialty can benefit virtually every aspect of information technology in addition to other fields including; health care, law enforcement, military, manufacturing plants, and other industries.  This  program is currently offered in full at the Richmond campus, while several courses are also offered at the main campus in Wharton or online.  Many of the classes offered in the PC Technical Support certificate program can also be applied toward this AAS. 

Network and Systems Administrator Specialty

The Network and Systems Administrator specialty is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in network administration and system administration. This program is currently offered in full at the Richmond campus, while several courses are also offered at the main campus in Wharton.  Many of the classes offered in the PC Technical Support certificate program can also be applied toward this AAS.

Network and System Virtualization Analyst Specialty (Pending THECB Approval)

The Network Administration AAS degree: Network and System Virtualization Analyst Specialty program is designed to prepare students for positions in the networking, cloud, and virtualization field.  The program curriculum covers planning, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting a network infrastructure.  Topics include Microsoft client & server operating systems, Linux client & server operating systems, PC hardware, network hardware, routing, security, and server applications.

 


Simulation and Game Development

Simulation and Game Development

The Computer Simulation and Game Development AAS program at WCJC provides state-of-the-art career training leading to entry-level employment in the gaming and simulation industry, which benefits healthcare, law enforcement, military, and other industries by providing simulated training environments. The program was developed in partnership with University of Houston Victoria.

The focus of this degree is to give the students a solid understanding of the core concepts needed in computer gaming and computer simulations. Additionally, this degree provides basic understanding of other computer fields that require mathematical and graphic intensive computing.


Digital Media

Digital Media

The Digital Media degree prepares students to create, develop, produce, and disseminate products and ideas utilizing or incorporating words, images, or video to convey information, concepts, and feelings. Digital Media includes the family of market segments embracing the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries; they are often referred to as the graphic arts, print, or imaging industries. Digital Media also includes as a branch time based media that involves video, sound, interactive video, 2-D animation, and 3-D or computer animation and the surrounding fields.

Digital Media Certificate (Pending THECB Approval)

The Digital Media certificate program is designed to prepare students for positions dealing with digital media, and digital advertising entry level positions.  The curriculum of the program includes learning basic digital media applications, graphic design, and other imaging technologies. The digital media certificate will prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Expert certification test and the IC3 certification test.

Digital Media AAS Degree 

Digital Media prepares students to create, develop, produce, and disseminate products utilizing or incorporating words or pictorial images to convey information, ideas, and feelings. Digital Media includes the family of market segments embracing the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries; they are often referred to as the graphic arts, print, or imaging industries. This program is currently offered at the at the, Sugar Land campus or  the Richmond campus. The program was developed in partnership with University of Houston Main at the Sugar Land Campus.


 Network Support Tech

Network Support Tech

The Network Support Technician certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level support positions. Typical job duties may include providing hardware and software technical assistance to end users, resolving basic computer and network problems, installing or repairing hardware and software, and training end users. The curriculum of the program includes PC operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Linux, PC and Network hardware, end-user application software, troubleshooting techniques, customer service skills, and basic networking techniques.

Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+ Certificate test, CompTIA Security+ Certification test, CompTIA Network + Certification test, Microsoft's MCP Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Certification (98-365) Test, Microsoft's MCP Networking Fundamentals Certification Test (98-366), Microsoft's MCP Security Fundamentals Certification Test (98-367), and ETA's Fiber Optic Technician Certification test.

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