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COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY - NETWORK SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Network Systems Management

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.

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. <br><br> 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.<br /><br />NOTE: If students place in developmental courses, they must complete CPT 104.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: Algebra I
College: None

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

Other Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: CPT, IST
  2. Any course with one of the following prefixes may not be attempted more than twice: CPT, IST

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
MAT 135 Fundamentals of Logic Design 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
18 0 18

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 240 Internet Programming With Databases 3 0 3
CPT 242 Database 3 0 3
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts 3 0 3
IST 202 CISCO Router Configuration 3 0 3
IST 203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuration 3 0 3
IST 204 CISCO Troubleshooting 3 0 3
18 0 18

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 162 Introduction To Web Page Publishing 3 0 3
CPT 168 Programming Logic And Design 3 0 3
CPT 186 Visual Basic.NET I 3 0 3
OR
IST 227 Internet Operations And Management 3 0 3
OR
IST 290 Special Topics in Information Sciences 3 0 3
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3 0 3
CPT 285 PC Hardware Concepts 3 0 3
IST 209 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 3 0 3
IST 257 LAN Network Server Technologies 3 0 3
IST 291 Fundamentals of Network Security I 3 0 3
IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP 3 0 3
27 0 27
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  63

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 162 Introduction To Web Page Publishing 3 0 3
CPT 285 PC Hardware Concepts 3 0 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts 3 0 3
MAT 135 Fundamentals of Logic Design 3 0 3
15 0 15

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 168 Programming Logic And Design 3 0 3
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3 0 3
IST 202 CISCO Router Configuration 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
12 0 12

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
IST 203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuration 3 0 3
IST 257 LAN Network Server Technologies 3 0 3
9 0 9

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 186 Visual Basic.NET I 3 0 3
OR
IST227Internet Operations And Management 3 0 3
OR
IST290Special Topics in Information Sciences 3 0 3
CPT 242 Database 3 0 3
IST 204 CISCO Troubleshooting 3 0 3
IST 209 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
15 0 15

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 240 Internet Programming With Databases 3 0 3
IST 291 Fundamentals of Network Security I 3 0 3
IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
12 0 12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  63

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Paul Anderson

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $30,000.00

Local Average Salary: $56,000.00

National Starting Salary: $33,000.00

National Average Salary: $60,000.00