Computer and Information Sciences - Networking Specialization AAS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model network protocols transmission media and networking hardware and software.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing

Overview of computer systems - hardware operating systems the Internet and application software including word processing spreadsheets presentation graphics and databases. Current topics such as the effect of computers on society and the history and use of computers in business educational and other interdisciplinary settings are also studied. This course is not intended to count toward a student's major field of study in business or computer science.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications

Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying essential and emerging business productivity information technology tools. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications including word processing spreadsheets databases presentation graphics data analytics and business-oriented utilization of the internet.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Knowledge of keyboard.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Choose 1 Speech Course
Total Credit Hours
12

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

ITNW 2312 Routers

Router configuration for local area networks and wide area networks. Includes Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques and intermediate routing protocols.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITNW 1337 Introduction to the Internet

Introduction to the internet with emphasis on using the World Wide Web to locate transfer and publish information. Survey of emerging technologies on the Internet.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 1321 Intermediate PC Operating Systems

Custom operating system installation configuration and troubleshooting; management of file systems memory storage and peripheral devices.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MATH 1314 College Algebra

In-depth study and applications of polynomial rational radical exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations using matrices.  Additional topics such as sequences permutations combinations and probability may be included as time permits. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
6

Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
ITNW 1351 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs

Design plan implement operate and troubleshoot Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANS). Includes WLAN design installation and configuration; and WLAN security issues and vendor interoperability strategies.  

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

ITNW 1325.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware

A study of current personal computer hardware including personal computer assembly and upgrading setup and configuration and troubleshooting.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security

Instruction in security for network hardware software and data including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools encryption; and protection from viruses.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
12

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
ITSC 1307 UNIX Operating System I

A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts terminal emulation use of system editor basic UNIX commands and writing script files. Topics include introductory systems management concepts.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 2335 Application Software Problem Solving

Utilization of current application software to solve advanced problems and generate customized solutions. This course constitutes a capstone course for students enrolled in a certificate program.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

Approval of the instructor.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers

Configure peripherals and devices; set up servers; configure directory replication; manage licensing; create and manage system policies and profiles; administer remote servers and disk resources; create and share resources; implement fault-tolerance; configure servers for interoperability; install and configure Remote Access Service (RAS); and identify and monitor performance bottlenecks and resolve configuration problems.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 2386 Internship - Computer and Information Sciences General

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the College and the employer. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the College and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour lecture and 12 hours of work experience each week.
Prerequisites

Enrollment in an A.A.S. Computer and Information Sciences degree program sophomore standing and approval of the instructor.

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
15


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This curriculum offers the student an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a computer networking specialist in a variety of working environments. Applied skills are developed through "hand-on" training utilizing modern computer equipment and software. Deviations from a degree plan will require a recommendation from the faculty advisor and approval of the Associate Vice President for Workforce Development. CIP: 11.0201


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