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Information Technology - Networking, A.A.S.

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)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

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

Social Science and/or Economics Elective

Second Semester

IT 221Windows Server*3
IT 209Scaling Networks*4
IT 145Routing and Switching Essentials*3
MATH 171College Algebra*3
ENGL 122Composition II*3
or ENGL 123 Technical Writing I*
Total Hours16

Third Semester

Technical Elective (see below)3
IT 225Windows Active Directory Services*3
IT 231Linux Administration*3
IT 247Accessing Wide Area Networks*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Health and/or Physical Education Elective ^^1
Total Hours16

Humanities Elective


Health and/or Physical Education Elective

Fourth Semester

Technical Electives (see below)6
IT 245Network Infrastructure*3
IT 251Network Security Fundamentals*4
SPD 121Public Speaking3
or SPD 125 Personal Communication
Total Hours16

Technical Elective

CS 134Programming Fundamentals4
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
ELEC 126Microcomputer A+ Preparation4
ELEC 185LAN Cabling and Installation3
ELEC 250Microcomputer Maintenance*3
IT 203Voice Over IP Fundamentals*4
IT 228Exchange Server*3
IT 232Linux Networking*4
IT 233Linux Advanced Administration4
IT 249Advanced Routing*3
IT 250Networking Seminar*3
IT 253Advanced Switching*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: 64