2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Networking Specialization - Microsoft Program

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The Computer Information Technology (CIT) department offers educational programs designed to provide students with current technological skills needed for the work-place. Working closely with local business and community leaders, several certificates and degrees have been developed for many workforce needs, including advancing career or college transfer goals. The CIT program provides leading-edge technology to promote relevant job skills in CISCO, Microsoft, Programming, Mobile Application Development, Cybersecurity, and more. The CIT program is suitable for:

  • First time computer users
  • High school graduates with some computer training
  • Professionals seeking cross-training or updated/new skills

The CIT certificates and degrees are designed for students with no experience as well as students with industry experience and/or prior degrees.

The specialty certificates designed for those who want advanced skills include:

  • Microsoft Networking
  • Cisco internetworking
  • Programming

Some of the job market titles addressed by these certificates and degrees are:

  • Network Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer/Designer
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Programmer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Security Operations Specialist

Students seeking degrees in computer information technology may follow a plan that adds academic courses to the two levels of certificates.

Students will find coursework, taught by certified instructors, in our certificate and degree programs that lead to professional certification from vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco, ITIL, and CompTIA.

Some courses may transfer to other institutions. Students should contact the transferring institution for details.

Students transferring to a bachelor’s program in computer science should consider completing the Associate of Science in Computer Science . See the academic transfer section of the catalog for details.

By completing the program, students will earn two awards:

  1. Computer Networking Specialization - Microsoft, AAS

Network & System Support, Level 1 Certificate

[C1_NSS1 certificate offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, and LSC-North Harris]

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 21

Level 1 Certificate Completed

Computer Networking Specialization - Microsoft, AAS

[AAS_CNMS Degree offers at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris]

Prerequisite: Completion of Network & System Support, Level 1 Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 60


1 Select Technical Electives from courses

  • ITMT
  • ITCA
  • ITCC
  • ITNW
  • ITSE
  • COSC (except 1301)
  • ITSW 1304
  • ITSW 1307

2 Recommended Math courses

  • MATH 1314
  • MATH 1316
  • MATH 2412
  • MATH 2413
  • MATH 2305
  • MATH 2414
  • MATH 2318
  • MATH 2415
AAS Complete