Information Technology Core Certificate

The Information Technology Core Certificate (C1_CIT1) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park. It can also be earned completely online through LSC-Online. For more information, please contact the Computer Information Technology Department.

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Program Description

The information technology core is designed for those with little or minimal computer training and allows students to choose an area of concentration from the more advanced specialty certificates. The computer core courses allow students to explore technology software, hardware and telecommunications before deciding on an area of specialization. The specialty certificates designed for those who want advanced skills include:

Program Plan

First Semester Credit

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications  
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 3-4
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Networking Fundamentals  

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

9-10

Second Semester Credit

Course Number Title Credits
POFT 1301 Business English 3
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
COSC 1309 Logic Design OR 3
ITSE 1302 Computer Programming  
ITSC1 1315 Project Management Software 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Information Technology Core:

21-22

  1. Capstone course