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AAS - Network Administration

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network Administration program is designed to provide the student with training for a variety of positions related to computer systems. Career opportunities include Local Area Network (LAN) administrator, systems analyst and technical support. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.
Major Code: 3794
Award: AAS
First Term: 4116
Total Credits: 62-67
Last Updated: Apr 23rd, 2014
CRE101 College Critical Reading or equivalent by assessment.
Required Courses: 34
BPC170 Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep 3
BPC270 Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS276DA MySQL Database (3) 3
CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
CIS175SA/CCT260 Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 3
CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks 3
CIS226AL Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
MST150 Microsoft Windows Professional (3) OR
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Professional course (any module) (3) 3
MST152 Microsoft Windows Server (4) OR
MST152++ Any Microsoft Windows Server course (any module) (4) 4
Restricted Electives: 6 Credits
BPC171 Recycling Used Computer Technology 1
CIS102 Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professional 1
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS150 Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS162AD C#: Level I 3
CIS166AE Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS225AB Object Oriented Analysis and Design 3
CIS280 Current Topics in Computing 3
CIS296WC Cooperative Education 3
CIS298AC Special Projects 3
MST+++++ Any MST Microsoft Technology course not used to satisfy Required Courses area 3
Free Electives: None
General Education: 22-24 Credits
General Education Core: 12-14 Credits
First-Year Composition: 6 Credits
Any approved general education courses from the First Year Composition area.
Critical Reading: None
Met by CRE101 or equivalent in assessment in the Program Prerequisites area.
Oral Communication: 3 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Mathematics: 3-5 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education Distributed: 10 Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural Sciences: 4 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Program Competencies:
  1. Set up the basic hardware and software components of a computer system and troubleshoot problems with various common hardware/software configurations. (BPC170)
  2. Demonstrate the skills necessary to perform preventive maintenance on computer equipment including desktop and laptop PCs, operating systems, peripherals, networks and security (BPC270)
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  4. Identify database evaluation criteria, and apply them to one or more database systems, and to one or more database schemas. (CIS117DM, CIS276DA)
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to administer or manage a local area network operating system. (CIS126DL)
  6. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to interconnect existing computer networks utilizing Cisco Network Devices applications. (CIS175SA)
  7. Describe LAN terminology, hardware and software, connectivity, resource monitoring and sharing, electronic mail and messaging, and identify and describe security issues. (CIS190)
  8. Describe and design a local area network using industry standards and describe troubleshooting procedures for LAN installation and operational problems. (CIS190)
  9. Demonstrate the skills necessary to install, configure, use and maintain a Linux operating system. (CIS226AL)
  10. Explain how to configure and secure access to servers, workstations and other devices in networks. (CIS270)
  11. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform day-to-day administration tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based network. (MST150, MST150++)
  12. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure Windows Server. (MST152, MST152++)