Career and Technical Studies
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.
ElectiveEE1
1

Social/Behavioral Science electives may be chosen from SSC 115, SOC 200, PSY 200.

Social ScienceSS 333 0 333
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 347 0 347
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 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems 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
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
ITP 112II Visual Basic.NET IVV 333 0 333
ElectiveEE2
2

Students may select from the following courses: ACC 211, ACC 212, ACC 215, ACC 221, ACC 222, BUS 100, BUS 116, BUS 201, BUS 205, ITE 160, ITE 290, or ITN 120.

Accounting, Business, or IT ElectiveAA 333 0 333
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 675 2 676
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
ITN 155 Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) – Cisco 3 2 4
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
ITN 245 Network Troubleshooting 3 0 3
ElectiveEE Health/Physical Education ElectiveHH 111 0 111
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3 0 3
ITN 270II Advanced Linux Network AdministrationAA 333 0 333
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 459 2 460
Notes:

 

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