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 Cisco CCNA certification and other computer certificates. These skills prepare students to compete in the largest growing area in computer careers.
- Data Communication Specialist
- Network Specialist
- Internet/Intranet System Specialist
- Database Support Specialist
- Web-based Programmer
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 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.
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 Networking Systems Technology.
The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.
1Courses may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives.
2Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives.
3Qualified students may choose MTH 151 or any higher numbered mathematics course. These include: MTH 152, MTH 157, MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 164, MTH 173, MTH 174, MTH 271, MTH 272.
4Students may select from ITD 298, ITE 290, ITE 298, ITN 298, or ITP 298.