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Career and Technical Studies
Degree: 
Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology and a specialization in Networking Systems Technology
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 Cisco CCNA 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 1-3 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 Networking Systems Technology.

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

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3 0 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
ITE  115 Intro. 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
Elective Health/Physical Education 1 0 1
Elective1 Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Second Semester
CSC 200 Intro to Computer Science 4 0 4
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 4 0 4
ITN 101 Intro. to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 170 Linux System Admin. 3 0 3
Elective2 Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17
Third Semester
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 3 0 3
ITE 221L PC Hardware and OS Architecture Lab 0 2 1
CSC 201 Computer Science I 4 0 4
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
ITN 111 Server Administration (Windows Server 2012 R2) 3 0 3
Elective2 Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 1 17
Fourth Semester
CSC 202 Computer Science II 4 0 4
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3 0 3
ITN 112 Network Infrastructure 3 0 3
MTH 1414 Business Math I 3 0 3
Elective3 Business or IT Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 66
Notes: 

1Humanities/Fine Arts electives may be chosen from the list provided in the WCC College Catalog..
2Social/Behavioral Science electives may be chosen from the list provided in the WCC College Catalog.
3Students may select from the following courses: BUS100, BUS116, BUS201, BUS205, or ITE290
4Students may substitute MTH 120.

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