Description

The Information Technology and Network Systems program prepares students to manage a modern computer network system. Students will gain an understanding of virtualization through a hands-on approach of learning computer architecture, big data storage, and server-side operations. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for a variety of certifications, including the A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Microsoft MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate), Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA R/S) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner.

Objectives

The program will provide the student with an understanding of operating systems and network infrastructure for both single and multi-user environments. In addition, students will be introduced to technologies rapidly emerging in the information technology field. Students will be prepared for entry-level technical positions in the areas of network administration, server and client administration, big-data administration, and information security.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check where applicable

Information Technology and Network Systems Associate in Applied Science Degree

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Technology and Network Systems, students must complete 36.0 semester credit hours in their major and 24.0 semester credit hours in general education courses for a total of 60.0 semester credit hours. This degree program can be completed in 20 months for full-time students.

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Core Courses: 36.0 credit hours

Credit Hours
ITN 101: IT Essentials I 3.0
ITN 102: IT Essentials II 3.0
ITN 103: Cisco Networking Essentials 3.0
ITN 104: Cisco Internetworking Technologies 3.0
ITN 201: Implementing a Network Infrastructure 3.0
ITN 202: Big Data Management 3.0
ITN 105: Introduction to Linux 3.0
ITN 106: Introduction to Programming 3.0
ITN 107: Implementing Directory Services 3.0
ITN 203: Server Management 3.0
ITN 108: Introduction to Network Security 3.0
ITN 204: Web Systems 3.0

General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Credit hours in parenthesis indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline. The courses listed are not all inclusive.

Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)

IDS 110: Strategies and Success 3.0
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology 3.0

Communications (3.0 credit hours)

SPC 101: Speech 3.0

Computers (3.0 credit hours)

CGS 106: Introduction to Computers 3.0

English (3.0 credit hours)

ENC 101: English Composition I 3.0

Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)

AML 1000: American Literature 3.0
ENL 1000: English Literature 3.0

Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)

MAT 103: Intermediate Algebra 3.0

Natural Science (3.0 credit hours)

BSC 105: General Biology 3.0

Cloud and Information Technologies Associate of Science Degree

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive an Associate of Science Degree in Cloud Information and Technologies, students must complete 36.0 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credits in the General Education courses for a total of 60.0 credit hours (1284 clock hours). This degree program can be completed in 20 months for full-time students or in 32 months for part-time students.

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Core Courses: 36.0 credit hours

Credit Hours
CET 1201C: IT Essentials 3.0
CET 1203C: Network Essentials 3.0
CTS 1204C: Cisco Internetworking Technologies 3.0
CTS 1205C: Linux 3.0
CTS 1206C: Implementing Directory Services 3.0
CTS 1207C: Server Operating Systems 3.0
CTS 1208C: Security Fundamentals 3.0
CTS 1209C: Implementing a Network Infrastructure 3.0
CGS 1210C: Big Data Management 3.0
COP 1212C: Web Systems 3.0
CTS 1213C: Cloud Systems 3.0
CTS 1215C: Cisco Advanced Routing Technology 3.0

General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Credit hours in parenthesis indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline. The courses listed are not all inclusive.

AMH 1010: American History Pre 1876 3.0
AMH 1020: American History Since 1876 3.0
DEP 2004: Lifespan Development 3.0
IDS 1107: Strategies and Success 3.0
POS 1041: Political Science 3.0
PSY 1012: Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SYG 1001: Sociology 3.0

Communications (3.0 credit hours)

SPC 1017: Speech 3.0

Computers (3.0 credit hours)

CGS 1060: Introduction to Computers 3.0

English (3.0 credit hours)

ENC 1101: English Composition I 3.0

Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)

AML 1000: American Literature 3.0
ENL 1000: English Literature 3.0

Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)

MAC 2105: College Algebra 3.0
MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra 3.0
STA 2023: Statistics 3.0

Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)

BSC 1005: General Biology 3.0
BSC 1050: Environmental Science 3.0
BSC 2006: Advanced Biology 3.0
BSC 2085: Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0
BSC 2086: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
OCB 1010: General Marine Biology 3.0

The following Natural Science Lab Courses are also available:

BSC 2085L: Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1.0
BSC 2086L: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1.0