Networking Specialist Associate Degree – NS13

Program Description:

The Computer Information Systems Networking Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills70COMPASS – Writing 62
Reading Comp.64Reading 79
Elem. Algebra57Algebra37

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 66

Networking Specialist Associate Degree Curriculum Essential Courses

General Education Core Courses 15 credits

Contact program advisor for program-specific courses, and see course options for each Area.

Area I - Language Arts/Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

XXXX xxxxSocial/Behavioral Science course

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts course

3

Program-Specific Gen. Ed. Course Requirements (3)

An additional 3 cr. must be taken from Area I, II, III or IV

Occupational Courses 35 credits

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts

3

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals

3

Select one of two courses below for Introductory-Level Networking Class for a min. of 4 cr.:

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals

4

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks- CISCO

4

See advisor for list of approved CIS elective courses for min. 14 cr.:

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

3

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

3

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

4

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

4

AND

Completion of one of two Specializations:

Microsoft Specialization-8M13 16 credits

CIST 2411Microsoft Client

4

CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services

4

CIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure

4

CIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator

4

Cisco Exploration Specialization-8C23 16 credits

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks- CISCO

4

CIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials

4

CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks

4

CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks

4