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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEGREE - NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

Program Overview

The 60 credit-hour technical curriculum prepares students for various positions in the field of information technology/computer networking.

This sequenced degree plan is one of two options that students may pursue to earn the Information Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

Program Requirements

FIRST SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
ENG 101 Composition 3 Communications
Mathematics1 3 Mathematics
NET 105 IT Fundamentals 3 Program Requirement
NET 111 A+ Hardware 3 Program Requirement
NET 112 A+ Operating Systems Technologies 3 Program Requirement

SECOND SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
CAS 160 Introduction to Business Software Packages 3 Program Requirement
ENG 102 Composition or
ENG 130 Business Writing or
SPE 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication2 3 Communications
Humanities, Natural Science or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Humanities, Natural Science or Social and Behavioral Science
NET 121 Computer Networking 3 Program Requirement
NET 201 Service Desk and Service Management 3 Program Requirement

THIRD SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
CIS 106 Computer Logic and Programming Technology 3 Program Requirement
Humanities, Natural Science or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Humanities, Natural Science or Social and Behavioral Science
NET 240 Linux Administration 3 Program Requirement
NET 260 Windows Server Administration 3 Program Requirement
Network Administration elective3 3 Program Requirement

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
Humanities, Natural Science or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Humanities, Natural Science or Social and Behavioral Science
NET 270 Cisco Networking (CCNET) 3 Program Requirement
NET 280 IT Security 3 Program Requirement
NET 290 Cloud Computing 3 Program Requirement
Network Administration elective3 3 Program Requirement

1 - Students must take at least three credit hours in a mathematics course at the level of MTH 101 or above. MTH 165 or MTH 225 (Statistics) is recommended.

2 - SPE 101 is recommended.

+ - Students must take nine credit hours in a minimum of two of these areas; three hours must be in a course that meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

3 - Students must take three credit hours selected from CIS 101, CIS 137, CIS 143, CIS 211, CIS 220, NET 122, WEB 150.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. apply basic computer hardware, software and information technology concepts and techniques to a variety of business environments.
  2. apply common business productivity software to business functions, including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation applications.
  3. install, configure, upgrade and maintain personal computer hardware and operating systems.
  4. install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware and protocols.
  5. provide support for users of operating systems, applications and computer information systems.
  6. apply fundamental security concepts to network communication, infrastructure and operations.
  7. design, implement and document a small-business network.
  8. demonstrate professional and effective communication skills.
Last Updated: 11/17/17