Networking Specialist Diploma – NS14

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 Skills60COMPASS – Writing 32
Reading Comp.55Reading 70
Arithmetic34Math26
Elem. Algebra41Algebra29

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 54

Networking Specialist Diploma Curriculum Essential Courses

Basic Skills Courses 8 credits

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

Occupational Courses 30 credits

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals

3

CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts

3

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

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. 9 cr.:

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

3

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

3

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

3

AND

Completion of one of two Specializations

Microsoft Specialization-8M42 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-8C12 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