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The Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate (C1_MS01) 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.

First Year Credit

First Semester Credit

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  
ITSW 1301 Intro to Word Processing 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester


Second Semester Credit

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC1 2331 Integrated Software Applications III OR 3
ITSC1 2380 Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences  
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Databases 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate:



  1. Capstone course