Networking Technology - A25340

As computer networking becomes an increasingly routine part of our daily lives, the jobs of computer networking specialists and administrators become more important. It is the job of the computer-networking specialist to keep the networks working. Once a network goes down, many businesses cease to function until it returns to normal. Computer networking specialists are being called upon more and more to safeguard individual, company, and government information through constantly changing security processes.

This program will prepare you for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. You will learn how to use technology to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications.

Vendor Certifications

Coursework for this program will help you prepare for the following vendor certifications:

  • IC3 (Internet and Computer Core) Certification,
  • MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist)
  • A+ Exam
  • Network+ Exam
  • Security+ Exam

Courses

See the suggested course sequence below or look at the Networking Technology degree checksheet. For more information, see the 2013-2014 Academic Catalog.

General Education Courses
COM 110 Introduction to Communication
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
MAT 140 Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150 General Psychology

Major Core Courses
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
CIS 115 Intro to Programming & Logic
CTS 115 Info Systems Business Concepts
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support
DBA 110 Database Concepts
NET 125 Networking Basics
NET 126 Routing Basics
NET 225 Routing & Switching I
NET 226 Routing & Switching II
NET 289 Networking Project
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User
NOS 130 Windows Single User
NOS 230 Windows Admin I
SEC 110 Security Concepts

Other Major Courses
CTS 220 Adv Hardware/Software Support
CTS 287 Emerging Technologies
DBA 115 Database Applications
NOS 231 Windows Admin II
WBL 111 Work Based Learning I

Other Required Courses
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

Total Semester Hour Credits for AAS Degree 74


Vendor Certifications:

To prepare for IC3 (Internet and Computer Core) Certification, take the following course:

  • CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

To prepare for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) – Access 2003, take the following course:

  • DBA 110 Database Concepts
  • CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
  • CIS 152 Database Concepts and Applications

To prepare for the A+ Exam, take the following courses:

  • CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support
  • CTS 220 Advanced Hardware/Software Support
  • NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts

To prepare for the Network+ Exam, take the following course:

  • NET 125 Networking Basics

To prepare for the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and the MCSA (Microsoft Certified
Systems Administrator) Exams, take the following courses:

  • NOS 110 Operating System Concepts
  • NOS 130 Windows Single User
  • NOS 230 Windows Admin I
  • NOS 231 Windows Admin II

To prepare for Linuxt Exam, take the following courses:

  • NOS 110 Operating System Concepts
  • NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User

To prepare for the Security+ Exam, take the following course:

  • SEC 110 Security Concepts

To prepare for the CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Associate) Exam, take the following
courses:

  • NET 125 Networking Basics
  • NET 126 Routing Basics
  • NET 225 Advanced Routing and Switching I
  • NET 226 Advanced Routing and Switching II

Related Program

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