Information Technology AAS – Networking Administration Program

Code: AAS.IT.NET

This 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 towards several professional IT certifications.

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.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot an existing network to enhance performance.
  • Use standard business productivity software to support electronic projects.
  • Perform a security assessment on an existing network to harden it by closing security vulnerabilities.

Career Pathways

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

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

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

3

INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

INF-160Networking Technologies and Data Communications

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

  Humanities or Social Sciences Elective* 3
INF-108PC Maintenance

3

INF-252Windows Server

3

INF-267Network Security

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

MAT  Mathematics Elective† 3
INF  INF Restricted Elective*   1
  Free Elective 3
INF-253Technical Communications

3

INF-254Unix/Linux Network Administration

3

INF-265Network Configuration I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

INF  Restricted Elective** 1

Natural Science Elective 4
  Free Elective**   3
INF-219Database Administration

3

-or

INF-256Topics in Networking

3

INF-257Network Troubleshooting

3

Total Credit Hours:14

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

Mathematics Elective* 4
Natural Science Elective* 4
Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20

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-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-274Wireless Networking

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 45

Total Credit Hours: 60

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.