Computer Programmer Certificate Level I
- One year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-University Park and LSC-Online
- Computer Information Technology Department
Successful organizations need people that know how to use technology to find solutions to business challenges. Individuals who understand how to contribute to productivity using technology are valued employees.
The Associate of Science in Information Technology (AAS) curriculum includes a common core and two levels of certificates. The AAS core provides a strong foundation in the key information technology areas of programming logic and structure, language implementation and ethics. This core provides a foundation that can be used to build a knowledge base for a variety of information technology careers. Students who have technology degrees or who have articulated courses from high school may receive advanced training in a specific programming language or languages.
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.
Programming students interested in transferring to a bachelor’s program in computer science should consider completing the AS degree with a field of study in computer science. See the academic transfer section of this catalog for details.
|First Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301||Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers||3|
|ITSC 1371-or-ITSC 1316||IT Essentials-or-Linux Installation and Configuration||3|
|ITSE 1302-or-COSC 1315||Computer Programming-or-Introduction to Computer Programming||3|
|Second Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|Elective||Programming Elective1, 2||3|
|ITSC 1315||Project Management Software||3|
|ITSE 1303-or-ITSE 1311||Introduction to MySQL-or-Beginning Web Programming||3|
|Computer Programmer Certificate Program Total||18 Credits|
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Median wage: $79,4831
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Analyst Programmer2
- Applications Developer2
- Computer Programmer2
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Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.