Computer Networking Specialization - Microsoft AAS Degree
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in the Network and System Support Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris
- Partial program offered at LSC-Online
- Computer Information Technology Department
Lone Star College launches Microsoft IT Academy Program to help equip students with 21st century skills for success. The Microsoft IT Academy bridges the world of education and work. We are committed to providing our students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills so they can pursue higher education, and secure jobs that contribute to the statewide economy and their communities.
Some students are recent high school graduates who want to turn their interest in computers into a career. Others already have careers in information technology but want to earn Microsoft certification or add to their current desktop, application or server skills by learning more about networking. There are also students who are turning unemployment into an opportunity to learn new skills to reenter the workforce. No matter what your background is, the Microsoft IT Academy is a great fit for anyone interested in information technology.
The computer networking specialization – Microsoft Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in the degree plan. A certificate is available which will provide an opportunity to acquire technical skills in two to three semesters.
Please contact Donna Ivey at Donna.Ivey@lonestar.edu or call 281.290.3468 for more information.
Please contact Lisa Hall at Lisa.M.Hall@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1773 for more information.
Please contact Terry Bryant at Terry.Bryant@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5623 for more information.
Credits earned in the Network and System Support Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301||Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers||3|
|ITNW 1325||Fundamentals of Networking Technologies||3|
|ITSC 1371||IT Essentials||3|
|ITSC 1372||IT Foundations||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|ITMT 1378||Windows Configuration||3|
|ITMT 2371||Installing and Configuring Windows Server||3|
|POFT 1301||Business English||3|
|Third Semester Courses||6 Credits|
|Elective||Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective2||3|
|Elective||Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture2||3|
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|ITMT 2372||Administering Windows Server||3|
|ITMT 2373||Configuring Advanced Windows Server||3|
|SPCH 1321||Business and Professional Communication||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|ITSC 1315||Project Management Software||3|
|ITSC 2372-or-ITSC 2380||Technical Skills Portfolio4-or-Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences4||3|
|Computer Networking AAS, Microsoft Track Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $82,5951
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Information Technology (IT) Manager2
- Network Administrator2
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