2018-2019

Associate in Applied Science

Information Technology - Network Administration

The Information Technology major is designed to provide students interested in beginning, changing, or advancing technology careers with a broad-based background in all areas of Information Technology. IT majors with this option are qualified for positions as a Network Administrator, Network Support Specialist, Network Analyst, Internet Support Specialist, and Technical Support Specialist. Students will be prepared to support computing in a networked environment and also be able to transfer to selected institutions of higher learning.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts and theories of Information Technology (Networking, Security, Databases, Information Literacy).
  • Apply various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to develop algorithmic solutions.
  • Utilize productivity software suitable for use in a professional environment.
  • Demonstrate communication skills, professionalism, and ethical behavior as an Information Technology profession in a culturally diverse business environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of networking technologies including Addressing, Protocol, Services, Monitoring, Name Resolution, Design, Wireless and Standard.
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge of implementing networking systems (Networking Operating System (NOS), Physical Devices, Security tools and Troubleshooting Hardware/Software).
  • Demonstrate skills required to manage Network Resources including User Accounts, policies, permission, WORKGROUP, Domain elements, Security and recovery.

Note:

Note: For CIS 294, Internship Program, students must have a 3.0 GPA and recommendations from a CIS full-time faculty.  

 


General Education(21 - 22 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 108 College Algebra 3
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3
Social Science (3 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories
Category 5 - Social Science 3
History or Science (3 - 4 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories  (3 - 4 credits)
Category 3 - Science 4
Category 7 - History 3

Career(25 credits)

Code Name Credits
BU 101 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 106 Linux Fundamentals 1
CIS 108 Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS 125 Microcomputer Software I 3
CIS 165 Fundamentals of C++ Programming 4
CIS 180 Networking Essentials 3
CIS 202 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 290 Database Fundamentals 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
CIS 294 Internship Program 2
CIS 295 Capstone Project 2

Option(16 credits)

Code Name Credits
CIS 116 Software/Hardware Maintenance and Diagnostics 4
CIS 281 Network Administration I 3
CIS 282 Network Administration II 3
CIS 283 Networking Infrastructure 3
CIS 286 Networking Security Fundamentals 3

Total Credits 62 - 63


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 106 Linux Fundamentals 1.0
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3.0
CIS 108 Programming Fundamentals 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 108 College Algebra 3.0
Social Science Elective 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
BU 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CIS 125 Microcomputer Software I 3.0
CIS 165 Fundamentals of C++ Programming 4.0
CIS 180 Networking Essentials 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
Total 16.0
Third Semester Credits
CIS 116 Software/Hardware Maintenance and Diagnostics 4.0
CIS 202 Systems Analysis and Design 3.0
CIS 281 Network Administration I 3.0
CIS 282 Network Administration II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
CIS 283 Networking Infrastructure 3.0
CIS 286 Networking Security Fundamentals 3.0
CIS 290 Database Fundamentals 3.0
CIS 294 Internship Program OR CIS 295 Capstone Project 2.0
History or Laboratory Science Elective 3.0 - 4.0
Total 14.0 - 15.0