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Overview

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.

Contact

Please e-mail NPrejean@LoneStar.edu, call 936.273.7060 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 9 Credits
ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers 3
ITSW 1301 Intro to Word Processing 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
Second Semester Courses 9 Credits
ITSC 2331 Integrated Software Applications III1-or-Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences1 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Databases 3
Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate Program Total 18 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

No wage data available at this time1

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.