Information Technology AAS – Networking Administration Degree

Code: AAS.IT.NET

This degree program emphasizes planning, designing, managing, and maintaining computer networks. Operating systems studied include Windows and UNIX/Linux. Current topics in networking are presented. This program assists with preparation toward the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams and the CompTIA A+ Certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Design, implement and administer a LAN, MAN and WAN.
  • Install, configure and maintain server and client Operating Systems including Windows and Unix and effectively conduct management responsibility of network resources, including users, printers, file shares and multiple network related objects.
  • Write and present infrastructure and application related project plans and graphs supported by realistic figures and network configuration material while working under time constraints.
  • Integrate the use of many common presentation and writing software used to further enhance project management, physical /logical concepts, and sales materials to support in network and application deployments
  • Use standard business productivity software to support electronic projects.
  • Step in to any IT environment and conduct an infrastructure and security assessment based on solid knowledge of the IP protocol and make significant improvement recommendations from the early stage.

Career Pathways

Computer Network Support Specialist  Information Security Specialist  Computer Systems Analyst 
Information Security Analyst     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Humanities or Social Sciences Elective* 3
INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-108PC Maintenance

3

INF-160Networking Technologies and Data Communications

3

INF-114Microsoft Office [Office 2016]

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Second Semester

  Humanities or Social Sciences Elective* 3
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

INF-272Windows Active Directory

3

INF-232Windows Client

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
INF-252Windows Server

3

INF-253Technical Communications

3

INF-254Unix/Linux Network Administration

3

INF-265Network Configuration I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Fourth Semester

  Restricted Elective** 3
MAT  Mathematics Elective* 3-4
INF-256Topics in Networking

3

-or

INF-219Database Administration

3

INF-257Network Troubleshooting

3

INF-267Network Security

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities and Social Sciences*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN); Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

MAT  Mathematics Elective* 3-4
  Natural Science Elective* 4
Total Credit Hours:7-8

General Education Credits

If a student elects a 3-credit course in Mathematics, then the 3-credit Program Requirement, INF-101 Intro to Information Technology (see below), will count as a general education course in this category in order to meet the requirement of 20-22 credits in general education.

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 20-22

Program Requirements

  Restricted Elective‡ 3
INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-108PC Maintenance

3

INF-114Microsoft Office [Office 2016]

3

INF-160Networking Technologies and Data Communications

3

INF-232Windows Client

3

INF-252Windows Server

3

INF-253Technical Communications

3

INF-254Unix/Linux Network Administration

3

INF-256Topics in Networking

3

INF-257Network Troubleshooting

3

INF-265Network Configuration I

3

INF-267Network Security

3

INF-272Windows Active Directory

3

INF-274Wireless Networking

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

Total Credit Hours: 45

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s). Recommended Mathematics elective: MAT-180, MAT-280, or MAT-223.

**Restricted Elective – INF-146; INF-270; INF-271; INF-273; INF-274; BUS-271; or WEX-101 and INF-228, INF-103.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.