Information Technology - Networking, AAS

Information technology connects people, departments and companies for communication purposes. The technology of local area networks gives employees the ability to share and retrieve information at the group level. Combining local area networks with the Internet and telecommunications resources gives employees unlimited intranet access to information throughout the company and beyond. The associate of applied science degree in information technology provides students with a foundation in designing, installing and implementing computer networking resources. Course requirements include network operations and product-specific requirements for Windows, Linux and Cisco.

(Major Code 2330; State CIP Code 11.0901)

Networking & Cybersecurity

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
IT 140Networking Fundamentals4
IT 205Implementing Windows Client3
or IT 120 CompTIA A+ Practical Applications
IT 230Linux Fundamentals3
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

IT 145Routing and Switching Essentials*3
IT 221Windows Server*3
IT 231Linux Administration*3
MATH 171College Algebra* (or higher)3
ENGL 122Composition II*3
or ENGL 123 Technical Writing I*
Total Hours15

Third Semester

Technical Elective (see below)2
IT 201Network Security Fundamentals*4
IT 209Scaling Networks*4
IT 225Windows Active Directory Services*3
IT 245Network Infrastructure*3
Total Hours16

Fourth Semester

Technical Electives (see below)7
IT 247Accessing Wide Area Networks*3
COMS 121Public Speaking3
or COMS 125 Personal Communication
Humanities Elective^3
Total Hours16

Technical Electives

CIS 142Beginning Programming using Python4
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
ELEC 185LAN Cabling and Installation3
ELEC 186CompTIA A+ Essentials3
IT 175Cybersecurity Fundamentals*3
IT 228Exchange Server*3
IT 232Linux Networking*4
IT 233Linux Advanced Administration*4
IT 238Digital Forensics*3
IT 239Ethical Hacking*3
IT 256Windows Security*4
IT 271Information Technology Internship I*3
IT 272Information Technology Internship II*3
IT 292Special Topics:*1-3

Total Program Hours: 63