Network Technology and Administration Option
Associate in Science - Computer Information Technology Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual and Society||From Area 2||3|
|World View||From Area 3||3|
|Quantitative Thought||From Area 4||3||MAT097 or Placement|
|Science and Technology||From Area 5||4|
|Humanities||From Area 6||3|
|Principles of Accounting I||ACC101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Application/Concepts||CIT110 (Full-time students take CIT113)||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Cisco Networking I||CIT162||3||RDG095 or ESL098 or placement|
|Windows Operating Systems||CIT268||3||CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval|
|PC Hardware and Software||CIT182||3||RDG095 or ESL098 or placement|
|PC Keyboarding Techniques||OIM100||1|
|Cisco Networking II||CIT167||3||CIT162|
|Cisco Networking III||CIT267||3||CIT167|
|Cisco Networking IV||CIT274||3||CIT267|
|MS Windows Server Admin/Lab||CIT282||4||CIT162 and Pre/co-req CIT268|
The Computer Information Technology Department (CIT) has a clear, well-articulated, three-pronged mission, which includes supporting the IT components of the college’s General Education offerings (across divisions, departments, and campuses, as well as through inter-departmental collaboration), preparing an IT workforce through certificate and associate degree offerings, and providing IT students with seamless transfer opportunities to related Baccalaureate Degree programs.
The Computer Technology Program offers many courses that apply to other options to afford students the opportunity to explore the many career tracks in Information Technology before selecting a career in Computer Support, Data Base or Networking. The Department’s goals are in concert with the College’s goals. Using input from its Industry Advisory Committees and internship course, the department is continually updating and fine tuning its programs of study.
This option prepares students to maintain network hardware and software so that people within the organization receive timely and accurate information. Using cable, fiber optics, or wireless communications, the option prepares students to configure, manage and maintain a company’s computer networking infrastructure. The option emphasizes networking technology for local area networks (LANs), and for connecting to larger networks (WANs) and to the Internet.
Graduates of this option may qualify as network administrators, responsible for day to day network operations as well as for entry level networking positions, that may include hardware support and troubleshooting, software installation, and maintenance of a network.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Have knowledge of the latest versions of Network Operating Systems (NOS) including UNIX, Linux and Microsoft Windows.
- Set up and configure a network. Set up user accounts and profiles to protect the network’s integrity and security.
- Qualify to take the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Examination, the Comp TIA Network+ and Comp TIA A+ Certification examinations, the Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) examination and the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) examination.