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The Visual Basic Enhanced Skills Certificate (C3_CVB3) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball.  It can also be earned completely online through LSC-Online. 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.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSE1 1332 Introduction to Visual Basic.Net Programming 3
TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC1 2349 Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3
ITSC1 2359 Advanced Computer Programming 4
TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Visual Basic Enhanced Skills Certificate:


Combined with AAS Degree

AAS Degree with Visual Basic Enhanced Skills Certificate:


  1. Courses used to meet AAS requirements cannot be used to meet requirements in enhanced skills certificate.