Network and Computer Administrator Advanced Certificate
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball
- Partial program offered at LSC-Online
- Computer Information Technology Department
The Network and Computer System Administrator Associate of Applied Science degree program combines the best of two worlds, Cisco Networking Academy and Microsoft IT Academy. This program provides students with the skills needed for collaboration, problem-solving, and provides hands-on activities to give students a practical understanding of the latest technology to gain a competitive edge in today’s IT job market. Upon completion, students have the practical knowledge they need to enter the workforce and be successful in a number of global industries.
The Network and Computer System Administrator 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.
Cisco and Microsoft Course Blocks
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.
Please e-mail Lisa Hall at Lisa.M.Hall@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1773 for more information.
Please e-mail Terry Bryant at Terrance.H.Bryant@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5623 for more information.
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|COSC 1301-or-ITSC 1301||Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers||3|
|ITNW 1325||Fundamentals of Networking Technologies||3|
|ITSC 1372||IT Foundations||3|
|ITSC 1371||IT Essentials||3|
|ITCC 1375||Introduction to Networks||3|
|Second Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ITCC 1376||Routing and Switching Essentials||3|
|ITCC 2378||Scaling Networks||3|
|ITNW 1313||Computer Virtualization||3|
|Third Semester Courses||3 Credits|
|ITCC 2379||Connecting Networks||3|
|First Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ITMT 1378||Microsoft Windows 10 Configuration||3|
|ITMT 2371||Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012||3|
|ITSC 1316||Linux Installation and Configuration||3|
|Second Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ITMT 2372||Administering Windows Server 2012||3|
|ITMT 2373||Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services1||3|
|SPCH 1321||Business and Professional Communication||3|
|Network and Computer Administrator Advanced Certificate Program Total||45 Credits|
Median wage: $66,0881
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Computer Network Technician2
- Network Analyst2
- Information Technology (IT) Manager2
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