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PC Support Specialist Certificate

The PC Support Specialist Certificate (C2_PCSS) 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.

Program Plan

First Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computers  
BMGT 1309 Information & Project Mgmt 3
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Netwkg Technlgs OR  
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration1-Network Fundamentals 4
ITSC 1405 Intro to PC Operating Systems 4
POFT 1301 Business English 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
ITSW 1301 Intro to Word Processing 3
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
POFT 2331 Administrative Systems 3

TOTAL Credits for First Year:

34

Second Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
Elective1   Technical OR 3-4
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I  
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITSC2 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support 3-4
ITSC2 2380 Cooperative Education  
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database 4

TOTAL Credits for Second Year:

16-18

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for PC Support Specialist Certificate:

51-53

  1. Select from ITCC, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, ITNW, ITMT, IMED, GRPH or CPMT
  2. Capstone course

Note: Students must meet math competency (MATH 0308 or higher)

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