Computer Networking Specialization - Cisco AAS Degree

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The Cisco Networking Academy teaches students both the fundamentals and advanced techniques of Cisco networking. Through Lone Star College’s Cisco programs, students also learn collaboration and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities and network simulations. Upon completion of these programs, students have the practical knowledge they need to enter the workforce and be successful in a number of global industries.

Some students are recent high school graduates who want to turn their interest in computers into a career. Others already have careers in information technology but want to earn a Cisco certification or add to their current desktop, application or server skills by learning more about networking. There are also students who are turning unemployment into an opportunity to learn new skills to reenter the workforce. No matter what your background is, the Cisco Networking Academy is a great fit for anyone interested in information technology.

The computer networking specialization – Cisco Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in the degree plan. Certificates are available which provide an opportunity to acquire technical skills in two to three semesters.

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Please contact Donna Ivey at Donna.Ivey@lonestar.edu or call 346.275.6026 for more information.


Please contact Lisa Hall at Lisa.M.Hall@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1773 for more information.

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Please contact Terry Bryant at Terry.Bryant@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5623 for more information.


Please contact Antonio Lopez at Antonio.D.Lopez@LoneStar.edu or call 832.761.6634 for more information.

Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Cisco Network Analyst Certificate Level I and Cisco Network Administrator Certificate Level II programs may be applied to this degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301 -or- BCIS 1305 Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers -or- Business Computer Applications 3
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITCC 1340 CCNA 2: Routing and Swithing 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
ITCC 2312 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 3
ITCC 2313 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 3
ITSC 1317 IT Essentials 3
Elective Technical Elective2 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
POFT 1301 Business English 3
Elective Technical Elective2 3
Elective Technical Elective2 3
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3
Third Semester Courses 12 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective  Math1 3
Elective Technical Elective2 3
Elective Technical Elective2 3
Fourth Semester Courses 9 Credits
Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Elective Creative Arts of Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
ITSC 2372-or-ITSC 2380 Technical Skills Portfolio3-or-Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences3 3
Computer Networking AAS (Cisco Track) Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Choose from AAS Core
  2. Choose Technical Elective from ITMT, ITCA, ITCC, ITSC, ITSW 1304, ITSW 1307, ITSW 2XXX, ITNW. (ITSC 1301 or COSC 1301 may not be taken as a technical elective).
  3. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $82,5951

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

  • Computer Network Technician2
  • Network Analyst2
  • Network Administrator (CCNA R&S)2

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, 2016
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

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