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Converged Technology Advanced Technical Certificate

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The advanced technical certificate (ATC) in converged technology prepares students for working with the cloud, virtualization, backup systems, and storage management.

The shift of enterprise computing to the software defined data center has triggered a need for IT staff that can harness these emerging technologies. This program provides students experience with leading technology providers such as EMC, VMware and RedHat. Since this is an advanced certificate, students in this program should have some computing experience or certification such as CCNA, MCSA or Network+.

This ATC is for students who have already completed a degree in the computer information technology field and who seek additional training in advanced networking concepts, hardware, operating systems, virtualization and storage. Students should speak with the CIT department chair for more information and to determine eligibility.

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Please contact Bruce Caraway at Bruce.E.Caraway@LoneStar.edu or call 281.401.5394 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 9 Credits
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITSC 1391 Information Storage and Management 3
ITSE 1302 Computer Programming 3
Second Semester Courses 10 Credits
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux 3
ITSE 2333 Impl Database on MS SQL Server 3
ITNW 2454 Internet/Intranet Server 4
Third Semester Courses 9 Credits
ITNW 1391 ST: Backup Recovery Systems and Architecture 3
ITNW 1392 Cloud Infrastructure and Services 3
ITSC 2386 Internship - Computer and Information Sciences, General1 3
Converged Technology Advanced Technical Certificate Program Total 28 Credits


  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $80,3361

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • IT Manager2
  • IT Project Manager2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.