IT Network/Systems

IT: Network System and Security Administration Emphasis

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National Science Foundation Grant For IT Networking


The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology: Network System and Security Administration Emphasis is designed for the student who desires a two-year degree program providing current skills leading to employment in the field of information technology. Due to the broad range of careers available in this field, the degree has areas of specialization to accommodate most students’ needs: Digital Media and Network System and Security Administration Emphasis. Additionally, specific course requirements may be modified to accommodate student career goals with written approval of the Dean. All options emphasize development of the skills necessary to apply current technology toward solution of today’s business problems.

The challenging Network/Systems Administration Emphasis not only prepares students for careers involving data, voice and video communication, and network administration, but also prepares them to operate today’s computer hardware, communication networks, and operating system software. Several courses in the program utilize the Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum that prepares students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Certification Exam. Preparation for additional certifications (Microsoft Certified Systems Associate [MCSA], Linux Professional Institute [LPI], etc.) is available through this curriculum. CIT 2003 - CIT Internship is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.


Courses and Requirements Associate of Applied Science IT Network System and Security Administration Academic Plan


Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an awareness of the social and economic factors that affect the necessity for and security of information technologies in the modern world
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to configure, maintain and troubleshoot standard computing hardware, software and operating systems
  • Develop the skills necessary to demonstrate knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to design and implement a modern, efficient and sustainable computer network and to perform network administration, management, and security activities