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Network & Computer System Administrator Basic Certificate Level ICertificate

Overview

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Program Pathway

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301-or-BCIS 1305 Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers-orBusiness Computer Applications 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
ITCC 1344 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
ITSC 1372 IT Foundations 3
ITCC 2320 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 3
ITCC 2313 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 3
ITSC 1371 IT Essentials 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3
Network and Computer System Administrator Basic Certificate Program Total 30 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Capstone course

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Network & Computer System Administrator AAS Degree or Network & Computer Administrator Advanced Certificate Level II.

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Program Details

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) department offers educational programs designed to provide students with current technological skills needed for the work-place. Working closely with local business and community leaders, several certificates and degrees have been developed for many workforce needs, including advancing career or college transfer goals. The CIT program provides leading-edge technology to promote relevant job skills in CISCO, Microsoft, Programming, Mobile Application Development, Cybersecurity, and more. The CIT program is suitable for:

  1. First time computer users
  2. High school graduates with some computer training
  3. Professionals seeking cross-training or updated/new skills

The CIT certificates and degrees are designed for students with no experience as well as students with industry experience and/or prior degrees.

The specialty certificates designed for those who want advanced skills include:

  1. Microsoft Networking
  2. Cisco internetworking
  3. Programming

Some of the job market titles addressed by these certificates and degrees are:

  1. Network Technician
  2. Network Administrator
  3. Network Engineer/Designer
  4. Network Security Specialist
  5. Programmer
  6. Mobile Application Developer
  7. Security Operations Specialist

Students seeking degrees in computer information technology may follow a plan that adds academic courses to the two levels of certificates.

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, ITIL, and CompTIA.

Some courses may transfer to other institutions. Students should contact the transferring institution for details.

Students transferring to a bachelorís program in computer science should consider completing the Associate of Science in Computer Science. See the academic transfer section of the catalog for details.

Cisco and Microsoft Course Blocks

Students must complete courses from the Cisco Course Block (12 credit hours) to be taken in either the 1st year or 2nd year, AND courses from the Microsoft Course Block (12 credit hours) to be taken in the opposite year from the Cisco Course Block.

For careers and median salaries, visit Career Star for more information.

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You have questions, we have answers. 

LSC-CyFair

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

LSC-Kingwood

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

LSC-North Harris

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

LSC-Tomball

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



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