Computer Networking Specialization Cisco AAS

The Computer Networking Specialization Cisco AAS degree is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball. For more information, please contact the Computer Information Technology Department.

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Program Description

Students seeking degrees in computer information technology may follow a plan that adds academic courses to the two levels of certificates. Students who have degrees or who have articulated courses from high school may receive additional training in areas such as Visual Basic.NET, C, RPG programming, and Network Security.

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 and Oracle.

The general education core courses, COSC classes, and some technical courses transfer to a variety of universities. Technical AAS degrees transfer in total to some universities. Contact a counselor or advisor at any college for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Students interested in transferring to a bachelor's program in computer science should consider completing the A.A. degree with a field of study in computer science. See the academic transfer section of this catalog for details.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  
ITCC 1375 Introduction to Networks 3
ITCC 1376 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

15

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITCC 2378 Scaling Networks 3
ITCC 2379 Connecting Networks 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
Elective1   General Education Elective 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective1   Math Elective 3
Elective1   General Education Elective 3
Elective2   Technical Elective 3
Elective2   Technical Elective 3
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

15

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3
Elective2   Technical Elective 3
Elective2   Technical Elective 3
ITSC3 2372 Technical Skills Portfolio OR 3
ITSC3 2380 Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences  

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Computer Networking Specialization CISCO AAS:

60

  1. Choose from the AAS Core
  2. Choose Technical Elective from ITMT, ITCC, ITSC, ITSW 1304, ITSW 1307, ITSW 2XXX, ITNW. (ITSC 1301 or COSC 1301 may not be taken as a technical elective).
  3. Capstone Course