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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IT Network/Systems, Associate of Applied Science

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The Associate of Applied Science in IT Network/Systems is designed for the student who desires a two-year degree program providing current skills leading to employment in the field of information technology. Due to the broad range of careers available in this field, the degree has areas of specialization to accommodate most students’ needs: Digital Media and Network/Systems Administration Technology. Additionally, specific course requirements may be modified to accommodate student career goals with written approval of the Dean. All options emphasize development of the skills necessary to apply current technology toward solution of today’s business problems.

The challenging Network/Systems Administration Emphasis not only prepares students for careers involving data, voice and video communication, and network administration, but also prepares them to operate today’s computer hardware, communication networks, and operating system software. Several courses in the program utilize the Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum that prepares students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Certification Exam. Preparation for additional certifications (Microsoft Certified Systems Associate [MCSA], Linux Professional Institute [LPI], etc.) is available through this curriculum. CIT 2001 - CIT Internship  is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.

Major Code: 0355-03
Advising: Craig Cates, (870) 391-3377, ccates@northark.edu
                 Advising Center: M184, South Campus, (870) 391-3115

The My Academic Plan (MAP) serves as a guideline to graduate in four semesters. The Key Milestones/Prerequisites listed for each semester highlight significant achievements that must be completed in the degree track. Students who do not follow the four-semester plan and/or who do not complete identified milestones may jeopardize their financial aid (if applicable) and/or delay graduation.

Academic Preparedness

Northark recognizes the important connection between student success and academic preparedness. Students may be required to complete one or more of the following courses before enrolling in college level courses. Summer and/or intercession courses may be required to graduate within four semesters. Developmental course credits earned do not count towards degree completion requirements.

**A course can only be used once**

Total Credits: 16

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Total Credits: 15

Grand Total Credits: 60

Electives Choose from courses with the following prefixes - BA, CAD, CIS, CIT, ECON, ET, MT

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