Information Systems Technology - Network Specialization

Award: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Length: A full-time student may complete this program in four semesters.

 

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Information Systems Technology - Network Specialization is designed for those persons seeking employment in the field of network communications upon graduation. Persons currently employed in another field
of information processing and seeking advancement will benefit from this program. In addition, persons already employed in the networking field and preparing for certification examinations will find the material in this program helpful.

 

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree, you must complete a minimum of 69 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The following outline represents the typical order of courses planned for full-time students.

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Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:

PC Support Specialist

PC Support Technician

Network Administrator

Network Support Specialist

Network Engineer

Data Communications Specialist

 

 

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of college preparatory high school algebra.

If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in your academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description:  This program contains courses which provide an emphasis on designing, creating and maintaining local area networks and wide area networks. Courses providing instruction in Microcomputer Software Management, Voice Telephony Services, Switches, Firewalls, Routers, Servers, Workstations, and basic Electronics concepts are an integral part of the curriculum. Students will learn how to operate the newest networking equipment and software available today that will prepare them for numerous employment opportunities. General education and business-related courses provide the student with a perspective on the role of technology in today’s society. Upon satisfactory completion of the four semester program, the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems Technology - Network Specialization will be awarded.

 

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Business and Engineering Program Course Syllabi


First
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

Course
Books

Course
CheckList

AST114

Keyboarding for Computer Usage

2

0

2

Data to be
added soon
__________

BUS100

Introduction to Business

3

0

3

  __________

ITE221

PC Hardware and OS Architecture

3

0

3

  __________

ITN154

Cisco 1

3

2

4

  __________

MTH121

Fundamentals of Math I or Approved Math Elective

3

0

3

  __________

SDV100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

  __________

Total

 

15

2

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

Course
Books

Course
CheckList

ACC111

Accounting I

3

0

3

Data to be
added soon
__________

BUS236

Communication in Management

3

0

3

__________
ECO120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3

ITN102

Introduction to Networked Client Operating Systems

4

0

4

__________

ITN155

Cisco 2

3

2

4

__________

Total

 

16

2

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

Course
Books

Course
CheckList

ENG131

Technical Report Writing

3

0

3

Data to be
added soon
__________
ETR149 PC Hardware Repair 3 0 3    

HLT/PED

Elective

0

2

1

  __________

HUM

Elective

3

0

3

  __________

ITN103

Administration of Networked Servers

4

0

4

__________
ITN156 Cisco 3 3 2 4    

Total

 

16

4

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

Course
Books

Course
CheckList

ITN-254

Virtual Infrastructure (VMware ICM)

4

0

4

  __________

ITN104

Maintaining Servers in the Networked Infrastructure

4

0

4

  __________

ITN157

Cisco 4

3

2

4

  __________
ITN209 Introduction to Voice over IP/Digital Communications 3 0 3   __________

Total

 

14

2

15

 

Total Minimum Credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology - Network Specialization: 66

* All Networking students should elect to take Cisco courses when given an elective choice.  Ask Mr. Carrigan if you have any questions.

* Please visit http://www.dccnetclub.com for details on the program and on our club.

* Please visit http://www.dcc.vccs.edu/Departments/B&EIT/IT/IT.htm for details on the Networking Track III Curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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