Computer Information Systems, Networking Technologies with a Concentration in Cloud Computing, Certificate II

Computer Information Systems

Networking Administration

Certificate II


Welcome to the Computer Sciences & Technology Department. The department provides instruction in three different Workforce Education programs. Each program's student learning outcomes align with industry skillset  demands  to ensure a greater probability for employment upon graduation. The department also provides instruction for the Laredo College core curriculum as well as in an Associate of Science Degree involving a Computer Science concentration. 

The mission of the Computer Sciences & Technology Department is to fulfil the learning objectives of each one of our students, while providing quality, relevant, hands-on instruction. Students will be encouraged to engage in an environment conducive for learning. The department's goal for each of our students is to inspire them to fully attain their learning potential. 


The Networking Technologies concentrating in Cloud Computing, Cetrtificate II includes the first three semesters of the award specialization. Semester one includes networking fundamentals courses, semester two focuses on courses involving server administration from both a Linux and Microsoft server perspective. Semester two also includes an introduction to Cloud computing fundamentals and scripting languages.

The third semester introduces advanced security concepts, virtualization, and database management using MySQL. This certificate segues into the final semester of the program where students will then complete a capstone course. TSI readiness is required to receive the award. 


Plan of Study

Recommended Course Sequence Semesters Offered Credit Hours
Semester 1
ITNW 1425 – Fundamentals of Networking Technologies Fall, Spring 4
ITSC 1416 – Linux Installation and Configuration Fall, Spring 4
ITCC 1414 – CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (CISCO) Fall, Spring 4
ITSE 1402 – Computer Programming Fall, Spring 4
16 Hours
Semester 2
ITCC 1444 – CCNA 2: Switching Routing & Wireless Essentials Spring 4
ITSC 1416 – CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation Fall, Spring 4
ITSE 1359 – Introduction to Scriting Languages Fall, Spring 3
ITSC 2425 – Advanced Linux Spring 4
15 Hours