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Overview

Attention Current Students

Students currently enrolled in the Computer Networking Specialization AAS: Cisco Track can finish their current program plan to include ITCC 1401, Cisco Exploration1-Network Fundamentals; ITCC 1404, Cisco Exploration 2-Routing Protocols and Concepts; ITCC 2408, Cisco Exploration 3-LAN Switching and Wireless; and ITCC 2410, Cisco Exploration 4-Accessing the WAN. Beginning Fall 2013, students must complete the program plan listed below.

Description

Students seeking a degree in Cisco Networking may follow a plan that adds academic courses to the certificate. Students who have degrees, articulated courses from high school, or current industry certifications may receive credit for those courses in the degree.

Students will find course work, taught by certified instructors, in our certificate and degree programs that prepare them for industry certification from vendors such as Cisco and CompTIA.

The general education 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 the transferring institution for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Contact

LSC-Kingwood

Please contact Lisa Hall at Lisa.M.Hall@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1773 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please contact Terry Bryant at Terry.Bryant@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5623 for more information.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses 3 Credits
ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers -or-Introduction to Computers 3

First Year

First Semester Courses 6 Credits
ITCC 1375 Introduction to Networks (1st 8 weeks) 3
ITCC 1376 Routing and Switching Essentials (2nd 8 weeks) 3
Second Semester Courses 6 Credits
ITCC 2378 Scaling Networks (1st 8 weeks) 3
ITCC 2379 Connecting Networks (2nd 8 weeks) 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 8 Credits
ITCC 2454 CNPP Routing - Implementing IP Routing (1st 8 weeks) 4
ITCC 2455 CCNP Switch - Implementing IP Switching (2nd 8 weeks) 4
Second Semester Courses 8 Credits
ITCC 2456 CCNP TSHOOT - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 3
Elective Technical Networking Elective (2nd 8 weeks)1 3
Network Engineer Certificate: CCNP Program Total 31-35 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Select Technical Networking Elective from ITNW, ITMT, ITSC, ITCC

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Career Options

Median wage: $78,4361

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Information Technology Manager2
  • Information Technology Specialist2

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.