Network and Computer System Administrator Basic Certificate
- One year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball
- Partial program offered at LSC-Online
- Computer Information Technology Department
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.
Please contact the Computer Information Technology Department 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 Networks1||3|
|Network and Computer System Administrator Basic Certificate Program Total||27 Credits|
Median wage: $78,4361
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- IT Manager2
- IT Project Manager2
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