Jan 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Information Technology: Network System and Security Administration Emphasis

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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 2003 - CIT Internship  is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an awareness of the social and economic factors that affect the necessity for and security of information technologies in the modern world

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to configure, maintain and troubleshoot standard computing hardware, software and operating systems

  • Develop the skills necessary to demonstrate knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services.

  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to design and implement a modern, efficient and sustainable computer network and to perform network administration, management, and security activities

  • Demonstrate knowledge of emerging trends and the ability to solve real-world problems within the information technology field.

Second Semester: 16 Credits

Third Semester: 15 Credits

Fourth Semester: 15 Credits

Grand Total: 61 Credits

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