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Network Technology and Administration Option

Associate in Science -  Computer Information Technology Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
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
Oral Communications ENG171 3
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
Wireless Technology CIT262 3 CIT162
Networking Security CIT264 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
Linux Administration/Lab CIT270 4 CIT162
Total Credits 64
Last Modified Date: April 13, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Professional Studies

Department: Computer Information Technology

Degree Type: Associate in Science

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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.

Option Overview

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.

Career Outlook

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.