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Computer Network and Telecommunications Systems, Associate in Applied Science

(formerly Computer Networking and Support Services)

Curriculum CIS.CNT.AAS (C207F)

(Total Program Credits: 60-62)

The Computer Network and Telecommunications Systems program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain a position in the specialty of Network and Telecommunications Systems.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Network and Telecommunications Systems program, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe hardware and software components of client computers, servers and networks in order to identify their areas of vulnerability;
  • write programs to develop computer logic and reasoning skills to be utilized in troubleshooting networks and network applications;
  • describe network topologies, routers, switches and protocols in order to design a network;
  • design and implement wired and wireless LAN’s, Internetworks and VPN’s (Virtual Private Networks) to enable communications and access to share resources;
  • administer and maintain networks in order to keep them operating efficiently;
  • analyze network traffic and troubleshoot network equipment to maintain network operations;
  • install, configure and maintain Windows client and server components of a network in order to make resources available to users; and
  • design and implement network security and assess and remediate vulnerabilities to protect network resources.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

 

CIS 125Discrete Mathematics for Computing #

4 credits

OR

MAT 110College Algebra #

3 credits

OR

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5 credits

OR

MAT 114Plane Trigonometry #

3 credits

 

CIS 174Windows Client-Server Systems Administration

3 credits

OR

CIS 177Introduction to Linux

3 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

CIS 125◊, MAT 110◊, MAT 111◊, MAT 114◊: meet the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 121Introduction to Programming #

3 credits

CIS 277Command Processing and Scripting #

3 credits

CIS 210Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals #

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Three: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 212Internetworking, Routing and Switching #

3 credits

CIS 220Introduction to Network Security #

3 credits

CIS 236Introduction to Wireless LAN Administration

3 credits

Program electives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Program electives

12 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Program electives (21):

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 176LAN Administration: Windows Server

3 credits

OR

CIS 179Linux System Administration #

3 credits

 

CIS 178Administering Web Servers #

3 credits

CIS 214Scaling and Connecting Networks #

3 credits

CIS 216Introduction to Networks CCNA #

3 credits

CIS 217Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials CCNA #

3 credits

CIS 218Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation CCNA #

3 credits

CIS 222Administering Network Infrastructure #

3 credits

CIS 224Managing a Network Environment #

3 credits

CIS 226Advanced Network Security #

3 credits

CIS 228Administering Directory Services #

3 credits

CIS 238Introduction to Computer Forensics #

3 credits

CIS 240Advanced Computer Forensics #

3 credits

CIS 260Cooperative Work Experience #

1-2 credits

CIS 278Database Management Systems #

3 credits

Graduation Requirements:

Course NumberTitleCredits

General education

AAS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15

Total semester hours for program required courses program specific electives and other electives toward the AAS Degree in Computer Network and Telecommunications Systems

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:45

See CIS course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirements.

Coordinator: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354