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Computer Network and Telecommunications Systems, Associate in Applied Science

(formerly Computer Networking and Support Services)

Curriculum CIS.CNT.AAS (C207F)

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

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

 

CIS 125Discrete Mathematics for Computing #

4 credits

OR

MAT 110College Algebra #

5 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◊: Meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 121Introduction to Programming #

3 credits

 

CIS 276Operating Systems Introduction #

3 credits

OR

CIS 277Command Processing and Scripting #

3 credits

 

CIS 210Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals #

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Program electives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 220Introduction to Network Security #

3 credits

CIS 212Internetworking, Routing and Switching #

3 credits

CIS 236Introduction to Wireless LAN Administration

3 credits

Program electives

9 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Program electives

12 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Program electives (27):

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 176LAN Administration: Windows Server

3 credits

OR

CIS 179Linux System Administration #

3 credits

 

CIS 178Administering Web Servers #

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 #

2 credits

CIS 261Cooperative Work Experience #

2 credits

CIS 278Database Management Systems #

3 credits

CIS 214Scaling & Connecting Networks #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 66-68

See CIS course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirements.

Coordinator: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354