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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 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR  
CPMT 1403 Intro. to Computer Technology  

TOTAL Prerequisite Credits:

4

First Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
BMGT 1309 Information & Project Management 3
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science 3
ITSC 1405 Intro to PC Operating Systems 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts  3
ITMT 1470 Windows 7 Client Configuration 70-680 4
ITMT 1471 Windows Server 2008 4
KINE   Any physical activity course  1
POFT 1301 Business English OR 3
BUSI2 2304 Business Writing & Correspondence  

TOTAL Credits for First Year:

32

Second Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective3,6   Math/Natural Science  3-4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITMT 1472 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643 OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure 70-642  
ITMT 2470 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 70-630 4
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  

TOTAL Credits for Second Year:

27-31

Total Credits

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

63-67

  1. To meet multicultural requirement, choose an approved course from either social/behavioral science or humanities/fine art elective
  2. Course meets speech competency
  3. Choose elective from general education requirements
  4. Choose Technical Elective from ITMT 1XXX, ITMT 2xxx, ITCC 2xxx, ITSC, ITSW, ITNW, IMED, GRPH, or CPMT
  5. Capstone Course
  6. Students must meet TSI requirements. See LoneStar.edu/TSI for details.
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