Network & Computer System Administrator AAS

The Network & Computer System Administrator AAS degree (AAS_ITEC) 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.

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

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITCC1 1375 Introduction to Networks 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITCC1 1376 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
ITCC1 2378 Scaling Networks 3
ITCC1 2379 Connecting Networks 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Techniques 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1316 LInux Installation and Configuration 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ITMT1 1370 Windows 7 Client Configuration 70-680 3
ITMT1 1371 Windows Server 2008 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITMT1 1372 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643 OR 3
ITMT1 1373 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure 70-642  
ITMT 2370 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 70-630 3
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
HUMA 1301 Humanities I Prehistory to Gothic 3
ITSC2 1315 Project Management Software 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Network & Computer System Administrator AAS:

60

  1. Students should choose either the 12 hour block of Cisco courses or the 12 hour block of Microsoft courses the first year. In the 2nd year, students should take the block not previously completed.
  2. Capstone course