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The Network & Computer System Administrator AAS degree (AAS_ITEC) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery 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.

Students must complete courses from the Cisco Course Block (12 credit hours) to be taken in either the 1st year or 2nd year, AND courses from the Microsoft Course Block (12 credit hours) to be taken in the opposite year from the Cisco Course Block.

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 1372 IT Foundations 3
ITSC 1371 IT Essentials 3
ITCC 1375 Introduction to Networks 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

15

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science 3
ITCC 1376 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
ITCC 2378 Scaling Networks 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective1   Creative Arts/Language, Philosphy & Culture 3
ITCC 2379 Connecting Networks 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITMT 1370 Windows 7 Client Configuration 70-680 3
ITMT 2371 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective2   Math Elective 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

15

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITMT 2372 Administering Windows Server 2012 3
ITMT 2373 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
ITSC3 1315 Project Management Software 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Network & Computer System Administrator AAS:

60

  1. Choose from AAS Core
  2. Math 1314 or higher level course
  3. Capstone course