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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 114 Keyboarding for Information Processing 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
Elective1 Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Second Semester
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 4 0 4
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 3 0 3
ITE 221L PC Hardware and OS Architecture Lab 0 2 1
ITN 101 Intro. to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITP 120 Java Programming 4 0 4
HLT/PED3 Health or Physical Education 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 2 16
Third Semester
BUS 116 Entrepreneurship 3 0 3
ITN 102 Intro. to Networked Client Operating Systems 3 2 4
ITN 154 Networking Fundamentals - Cisco 3 2 4
ITN 154L Networking Fundamentals  - Cisco Lab 0 2 1
ITP 136 C# Programming I 3 0 3
Elective2 Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 6 18
Fourth Semester
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3 0 3
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3 0 3
ITN 155 Switching, Wireless & WAN Technologies 3 2 4
ITN 155L Switching, Wireless & WAN Technologies Lab 0 2 1
MTH 1203 Introduction to Mathematics  3 0 3
Elective4 Internship/Seminar & Project 2 0 2
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 14 4 16
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 66
Notes: 

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.

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