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The Computer Networking Specialization Microsoft AAS degree is offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. 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.

Program Plan

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITSC 1371 IT Essentials 3
ITSC 1372 IT Foundations 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITMT 1370 Windows 7 Client Configuration 70-680 3
ITMT 2371 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 3
Elective1   Technical Elective 3
Elective1   Technical Elective 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

15

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective2   Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Elective2   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITMT 2372 Administering Windows Server 2012 3
ITMT 2373 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 3
Elective3   Math Elective 3
Elective1   Technical Elective 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

15

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3
Elective1   Technical Elective 3
ITSC4 2372 Technical Skills Portfolio OR 3
ITSC4 2380 Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences  

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Computer Networking Specialization Microsoft AAS degree :

60

  1. Tecnical Elective--Choose from: ITMT, ITCC, ITNW, ITSE, COSC, ITSW 1304, ITSW 1307, ITSW 2xxx, (ITSC 1301 or COSC 1301 may NOT be taken as a technical elective).
  2. Choose from the AAS Core
  3. MATH 1314 or higher
  4. Capstone Course