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Degree: 

Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a specialization in Network Administration

Length: 

Four-semester (two-year) program

Purpose: 

Fundamental changes are occurring in data communications and networking that will impact society for decades to come. Currently, most computer systems are networked in some way; however, in the near future it is estimated that all computers will be networked. This specialization combines the fundamental concepts of data communications and networking with various applications. It provides the skills, knowledge, and practical experience required for employment in one or more of the following occupational objective areas.

This curriculum prepares students for the networking certification and other computer certificates. These skills prepare students to compete in the largest growing area in computer careers.

Occupational Objectives: 

Data Communication Specialist
Network Specialist
Internet/Intranet System Specialist
Database Support Specialist
Web-based Programmer

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Information Systems Technology: Networking Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Program Requirements: The curriculum includes technical courses in networking as well as related courses in Information Technology and general education. Instruction includes both the theoretical concepts and practical applications required for success in the field of Networking Technology. The student is urged to consult with the Student Services Office and his or her faculty advisor in planning his program. Upon successful completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology and a specialization in Network Administration Technology.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 4 0 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HUM 100 Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
ITE 105 Careers and Cyber Ethics 2 0 2
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
ITE 131 Survey of Internet Services 2 0 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science 4 0 4
ITD 110 Web Page Design 4 0 4
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17
Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 154 Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) – Cisco 3 2 4
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3 0 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3 0 3
Elective1
1

Social/Behavioral Science electives:   SOC 200, PSY 200.

Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 2 16

Fourth Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 155 Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) – Cisco 2 2 3
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
Elective2
2

Students may select from the following courses: ACC 211BUS 100BUS 116BUS 200 , BUS 201 , ITE 160 , ITE 290, or ITN 120  or ITN 245.

Accounting, Business, or IT Elective 3 0 3
Elective Health/Physical Education Elective 1 0 1
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3 0 3
Elective3
3

Students may select from the following courses:  ITP 112 , ITP 132 , ITP 136 , or ITP 225.

Programming 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 2 16
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