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.

Prerequisite Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  

TOTAL Prerequisite Semester Credits:


First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 3-4
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1-Network Fundamentals  
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
COSC 1309 Logic Design OR 3
ITSE 1302 Computer Programming  

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective1   Technical Elective OR 3-4
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware  
ITSC2 2372 Technical Skills Portfolio OR 3
ITSC2 2380 Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences  
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for PC Support Specialist Certificate:


  2. Capstone course