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Networking Specialist Degree

The Computer Information Systems - Networking Specialist associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Program 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 receive a Computer Information Systems - Networking Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree and are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Present official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores.
  2. Be at least 16 years old.
  3. Present appropriate test scores, or present an official transcript documenting college level English and mathematics with grades of "C" or better.
  4. No special admission allowed in the program.

Curriculum Outline

(67 Credit Hours)

FIRST SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

SEMN1000 - First Semester Seminar

 

 

1

CIST 1001 - Computer Concepts

 

 

4

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

 

3

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

 

3

MATH 1100 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

or

MATH 1101 - Mathematical Modeling

or

MATH 1111 - College Algebra

3

 

(3)

 

(3)

SECOND SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

CIST 1122 - Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 1130 - CIST Operating Systems Course

 

3

XXXX xxxx - Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

XXXX xxxx - Social/Behavioral Science Elective

 

3

 

THIRD SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

CIST xxxx - CIST Electives

 

 

5

CIST 1401 - Computer Networking Fundamentals

or

CIST 2441 - Cisco Networking for Home and Small Businesses

 

4

 

(4)

CIST 2411 - Microsoft Client

(course for Microsoft Specialization)

or

 

CIST 2441 - Cisco Networking for Home and Small Businesses

(course for Cisco Discovery Specialization)

4

 

 

(4)

XXXX xxxx - General Core Elective

 

 

3

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

CIST xxxx - CIST Electives

 

 

5

CIST 1601 - CIST Security Course

 

 

3

CIST 2412 - Microsoft Server Directory Services

(course for Microsoft Specialization)

or

 

CIST 2442 - Cisco Working at a Small to Medium Business or ISP

(course for Cisco Discovery Specialization)

4

 

 

(4)

FIFTH SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

CIST 2413 - Microsoft Server Infrastructure

(course for Microsoft Specialization)

or

 

CIST 2443 - Cisco Routing and Switching

(course for Cisco Discovery Specialization)

4

 

 

(4)

CIST xxxx - CIST Electives

 

 

4

SIXTH SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

CIST 2414 - Microsoft Server Administrator

(course for Microsoft Specialization)

or

 

CIST 2444 - Cisco Designing and Supporting Computer Networks

(course for Cisco Discovery Specialization)

4

 

 

(4)

CIST ELECTIVES

Hrs

CIST 1305 - Program Design and Development

3

CIST 2128 - Comprehensive Spreadsheet Techniques

3

CIST 2411 - Microsoft Client

4

CIST 2412 - Microsoft Server Directory Services

4

CIST 2413 - Microsoft Server Infrastructure

4

CIST 2414 - Microsoft Server Administrator

4

CIST 2441 - Cisco Networking for Home and Small Business

4

CIST 2442 - Cisco Working at a Small to Medium Business or ISP

4

CIST 2443 - Cisco Routing and Switching

4

CIST 2444 - Cisco Designing and Supporting Networks

4

GENERAL CORE ELECTIVES

Hrs

ARTS 1101 - Art Appreciation (Fine Arts)

3

MUSC 1101 - Music Appreciation (Fine Arts)

3

PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Pschology (Social/Behavioral Science)

3

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology (Social/Behavioral Science)

3

SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (Humanities)

3

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