Students following the study plan below will complete the Network Specialist associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
10-150-163 IT:Network:Cisco 1
10-150-174 IT:Network:Client Op Sys
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
* 10-890-101 College 101
10-150-165 IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1
10-150-168 IT:Network:Cisco 2
10-150-182 IT:Network: Virtualization
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-102-100 Bus and Info Tech Occup Prep
10-150-145 IT:Network:Security Fund
10-150-186 IT:Network:Microsoft Server 2
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-150-173 IT:Network:Cisco 3
10-150-189 IT:Network: Apps-Microsoft
10-150-199 IT:Network: Intern Practicum
10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.
IT:Network:Firewall Inst/Conf, 10-150-146
IT:Network:Computer Forensics, 10-150-169
IT:Program:Visual Basic, 10-152-163
IT:Support:Advanced Projects, 10-154-157
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-102-100 BUS AND INFO TECH OCCUP PREP ...career exploration, self- exploration, career planning, career placement, job seeking skills. This course should not be taken before the 3rd semester or completing at least half of the core program courses.
10-107-194 IT:DOCUMENTATION ...plan documentation content and delivery methods; develop online, context-sensitive written documentation, become familiar with ISO 9000 standards, package PDF files, and create compiled help modules. Proficiency using Word required. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1 or equivalent)
10-150-145 IT:NETWORK:SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS ...examine common security vulnerabilities and defenses used to protect network resources. Included is a discussion of security policies, user awareness training, network monitoring, and secure network design. (Prerequisites: 10-150-157, IT:Network:UNIX/LINUX-Intro; 10-150-165, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1; 10-150-168, IT:Network:Cisco 2; 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
10-150-157 IT:NETWORK:UNIX/LINUX-INTRO ...an introductory look at Unix/Linux administration and implementation. The learner will install, configure, and administer a Unix/Linux server, populate the system with users/groups, write scripts, and troubleshoot system failures. (Prerequisites: 10-150-163, IT:Network:Cisco 1 and 10-150-174, IT:Network:Client Operating Systems)
10-150-163 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 1 ...cable characteristics and termination, structured cabling systems, OSI reference model, IP addressing and subnetting, network architectures and basic protocols, Ethernet switches, basic router operation and configuration.
10-150-165 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 1 ...Microsoft Server OS administration and implementation. Learner will install and configure the OS, Active Directory, Group Policies, IIS and security. (Prerequisite: 10-150-174, IT:Network:Client Operating Systems)
10-150-168 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 2 ...basic routing and packet-forwarding concepts; understanding, configuring and troubleshooting dynamic routing protocols; IP addressing with VLSM; static routes. (Prerequisite: 10-150-163, IT:Network: Cisco 1)
10-150-170 IT:NETWORK:CAPSTONE ...individual case studies to review and consolidate the knowledge and skills gained in previous classes. Course is intended to be taken during the student's last semester. (Prerequisites: 10-150-145, IT:Network:Security Fundamentals; 10-150-186, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 2;10-150-197, IT:Network:Apps-Linux)
10-150-173 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 3 ...layer 2 & 3 switching, switch configuration, management and security, configure and manage VLANs, trunking, inter-VLAN routing, access control lists and other advanced Cisco topics. (Prerequisite: 10-150-168, IT:Network:Cisco 2)
10-150-174 IT:NETWORK:CLIENT OPERATING SYSTEMS ...basic OS functions; memory, CPU, device/file management techniques, OS installation/configuration; configuration of I/O and storage devices; basic network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction and batch file writing.
10-150-182 IT:NETWORK: VIRTUALIZATION ...designing, implementing, and securing aspects of virtualization environments including, but not limited to, storage technologies, virtual network infrastructure, and virtual machine installation, configuration, and migration. (Prerequisites: 10-150-163, IT:Network:Cisco 1; 10-150-174, IT: Network: Client Operating Systems)
10-150-186 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 2...remote workstation installation and administration, DHCP, DNS, IPsec, and VPN. Enterprise software deployment, Terminal Services, multi domain management and migration. Administration scripting, performance monitoring, and network security. (Prerequisites: 10-150-165, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1; 10-150-168, IT:Network:Cisco 2)
10-150-189 IT:NETWORK:APPLICATIONS-MICROSOFT ...fundamentals of project management, software installation in a network environment, application launching options, application and data security, Groupware applications, Network utility software, and effective user support. (Prerequisites: 10-150-186, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 2; 10-150-168, IT:Network:Cisco 2)
10-150-197 IT:NETWORK:APPLICATIONS-LINUX ...designing, implementing, and securing various network applications and services in a Linux-based network including, Web, Email, Infrastructure, and Database services. These services will be implemented using both physical and virtualized Linux servers. (Prerequisite: 10-150-157, IT:Network:UNIX/LINUX-Intro)
10-150-199 IT:NETWORK: INTERN PRACTICUM ...practical hands-on experience applying skills developed in the program at an approved site with supervision by an employer and the instructor with related projects and discussion. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition I; 10-801-133, Math & Logic; Corequisite: 10-102-100, Bus and Info Tech Occup Prep)
10-154-150 IT:SUPPORT:HARDWARE-INTRO ...computer network terminology, component identification, POST, computer/peripheral configuration and maintenance, basic operating systems concepts and installations, basic networking concepts and configurations and troubleshooting using the Cisco IT Essentials curriculum.
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP ...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.