Network Engineer Certificate: CCNP
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball
- Partial program offered at LSC-Montgomery
- Computer Information Technology Department
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.
The Cisco Networking Academy teaches students both the fundamentals and advanced techniques of Cisco networking. Through Lone Star College’s Cisco programs, students also learn collaboration and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities and network simulations. Upon completion of these programs, students have the practical knowledge they need to enter the workforce and be successful in a number of global industries.
Some students are recent high school graduates who want to turn their interest in computers into a career. Others already have careers in information technology but want to earn a Cisco certification or add to their current desktop, application or server skills by learning more about networking. There are also students who are turning unemployment into an opportunity to learn new skills to reenter the workforce. No matter what your background is, the Cisco Networking Academy is a great fit for anyone interested in information technology.
The computer networking specialization – Cisco Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in the degree plan. Certificates are available which provide an opportunity to acquire technical skills in two to three semesters.
Please contact Donna Ivey at Donna.Ivey@lonestar.edu or call 281.290.3468 for more information.
Please contact Lisa Hall at Lisa.M.Hall@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1773 for more information.
Please contact Terry Bryant at Terry.Bryant@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5623 for more information.
|Prerequisite Courses||3 Credits|
|ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301||Introduction to Computers -or-Introduction to Computers||3|
|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|
|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|
Median wage: $80,3361
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Computer Network Technician2
- Network Analyst2
- Network Administrator (CCNA R&S)2
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