PC Desktop Specialist Certificate

The PC Desktop Specialist Certificate (C1_PCDS) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball. It can also be earned completely online through LSC-Online. For more information, please contact the Computer Information Technology Department.

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De-activated Fall 2013

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

First Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computers  
BMGT 1309 Information & Project Management 3
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Netwkg Technlgs OR 4
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration1-Network Fundamentals
ITSC 1405 Intro to PC Operating Systems 4
POFT 1301 Business English 3
ITSW 1301 Intro to Word Processing 3
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
POFT1 2331 Administrative Systems 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3

TOTAL Credits for PC Desktop Specialist Certificate:


  1. Capstone course
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