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Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Degree

Technical and General Education Division

General Description | Semester Layout  | Course Requirements | Printable Checklist

Mission

To provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques for database administration and computer networking. Our mission is also to prepare individuals for entry-level positions as database and networking specialists. The program provides students with the skills necessary to fit into a variety of information systems infrastructures by applying concepts to a wide variety of equipment and architectures. Additionally, the program prepares students for industry recognized certifications such as A+ and CCNA.

Description

The Network Systems Management program prepares students for entry-level positions as network administrators, network managers, network designers, network operations specialists, network technicians, network installers or network support specialists.

The goal is to give students the ability to fit into a variety of information systems infrastructures by teaching basic concepts within the framework of a wide variety of equipment and architectures. The program prepares students for the CompTIA A+, Network+, and the Cisco CCNA exams.

NOTE: If students place in developmental courses, they must complete CPT 100 and IST 101.

Accreditations, Approvals, and Certifications

This program has been accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs  7007 College Boulevard  Suite 420  Overland Park,  KS  66211  913.339.9356 ) .

Program Entrance Requirements

Course Level Required Courses
High School

Algebra I

College None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Required

Diploma or GED

No

Approval/Permission Needed -- Application Process

No

Prior Experience/Observation

No
Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0 No

Current CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No
First Aid Certification No

Hepatitis B Immunization

or Signed Informed Refusal or Titer

No
MMR Immunization or Titer No
Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer No
Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray No

Medical Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Dental Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

Dental health must meet departmental standards.

No

Technical Standards

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Negative Drug Screen

No

Satisfactory Background Check

No

Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.

No

Recent Photograph

Photograph will not be returned.

No

Academic Standards

Standard Criteria Required

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better

Any course with one of the following prefixes: CPT, IST

Yes

Courses that may not be attempted more than twice

Any course with one of the following prefixes: CPT, IST

Yes

Complete or Maintain CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No

Curriculum Completion Requirement

No

Drug Calculation Competency

Students must demonstrate drug calculation competency each semester in order to progress in curriculum courses.

No

Dismissal Policy

No

Re-entry Policy

No

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
  • Achieve a cumulative final GPA of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.  Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.