Computer Networking AAS: Microsoft Track

The Computer Networking Specialization AAS: Microsoft Track degree is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball. 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.

Program Plan

Prerequisite Semester

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3-4
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR  
CPMT 1403 Intro. to Computer Technology  

TOTAL Prerequisite Credits:

3-4

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1305 Intro to PC Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITMT 1370 Windows 7 Client Configuration 70-680 3
ITMT 1371 Windows Server 2008 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Hour Physical Activity Course  
POFT 1301 Business English OR 3
BUSI1 2304 Business Writing & Correspondence  

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

10

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective2   Social/Behavioral Science 3
Elective2   Humanities/Fine Arts 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective3   Math/Natural Science  3-4
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITMT 1372 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643 OR 3
ITMT 1373 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure 70-642  
ITMT 2370 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 70-630 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12-13

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective3   General Education 3
Elective4   Technical Elective 3-4
Elective4   Technical Elective 3-4
ITSC5 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support OR 3-4
ITSC5 2380 Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Services  

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12-15

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Computer Networking Specialization AAS (Cisco Track):

55-60

  1. Course meets speech competency
  2. Choose from the AAS Core
  3. Choose elective from general education requirements
  4. Choose Technical Elective from ITMT 1XXX, ITMT 2xxx, ITCC 2xxx, ITSC, ITSW, ITSY, ITNW, IMED, GRPH, or CPMT
  5. Capstone Course
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