Published on: November 22, 2011
Learning how computers work inside and out and gaining knowledge on various software applications and hardware is possible through the Computer Information Technology (CIT) Department at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
High school students, current information technology (IT) professionals and other interested individuals who want to learn or expand their computer knowledge are encouraged to attend CIT’s Microsoft Networking, CISCO, A+ and Net+ Information Session on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. This session will take place in LIB 226.
“This information session will promote the various types of programs that we offer through the CIT Department. Our Networking, CISCO, A+ and Net+ programs are all taught by certified and experienced professionals through hands-on instruction,” said Mary Johnson, professor and department chair of the Computer Information Technology Department. “The demand is growing for skilled IT professionals and this is our way to help meet the community’s need.”
Instructors will give presentations and provide handouts on all available courses and programs.
Individuals are asked to bring their transcripts, placement scores and other applicable documents to be reviewed by a counselor. If approved, they will have an opportunity to register for their program of their choice.
“The CIT Department offers educational programs designed to provide students with current technological skills needed for the workplace,” Johnson said. “Our computer labs are equipped with the latest hardware and software versions based on the degree or certification that the student is pursuing.”
Working closely with local business leaders, several degrees and certificates in CIT have been developed for workforce needs that will aid in advancing a career or transferring to a four-year college or university. These programs are suitable for first-time computer users, high school graduates with some computer training, and professionals seeking cross-training or to update their skills.
Completion of these programs can lead to careers as a computer system analyst, computer software engineer in application, computer support specialist, computer software engineer in system software, network and computer systems administrators, computer programmers, network systems and data communications analysts and computer and information system analyst.
For more information on the Microsoft Networking, CISCO, A+ and Net+ Information Session or on the Computer Information Technology Department, contact Mary Johnson at 281-312-1603 or at m.johnson@LoneStar.edu.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit www.LoneStar.edu.