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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. 

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
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 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
Elective Health/Physical Education 1 0 1
Elective1
1

Humanities/Fine Arts electives may be chosen from the list provided in the WCC College Catalog.

Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITD 110 Web Page Design 4 0 4
CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science 4 0 4
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3 0 3
Elective2
2

Social/Behavioral Science electives may be chosen from the list provided in the WCC College Catalog.

Social Science 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.
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 3 0 3
ITE 221L PC Hardware and OS Architecture Laboratory 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
2

Social/Behavioral Science electives may be chosen from the list provided in the WCC College Catalog.

Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 2 17
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CSC 202 Computer Science II 4 0 4
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3 0 3
ITN 112 Network Infrastructure 3 0 3
MTH 1413
3

Students may substitute MTH 120.

Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
Elective4
4

Students may select from the following courses: BUS100, BUS116, BUS201, BUS205, or ITE290

Business or IT Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Notes:

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