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, implementing, and securing computer networking resources. Course requirements include network operations and product-specific requirements for Microsoft, Linux and Cisco.

(Major Code 2330; State CIP Code 11.0901)

Networking & Cybersecurity Program web page

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
IT 120CompTIA A+ Practical Applications3
IT 141Introduction to Networks3
IT 230Linux Fundamentals3
Math Elective ^3
Note: MATH 171 is recommended
Total Hours15

Second Semester

IT 150Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials*3
IT 155Microsoft Administration Fundamentals*3
IT 175Cybersecurity Fundamentals*3
IT 231Linux Administration*3
Social Science and/or Economics Elective^3
Total Hours15

Third Semester

Technical Elective (see below)3
IT 202IT Scripting*3
IT 204Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation*3
IT 223Azure Administration*3
IT 224Modern Desktop Administrator*3
Total Hours15

Fourth Semester

Technical Electives (see below)9
IT 257Cybersecurity Operations*3
Communication Elective^3
Humanities Elective^3
Total Hours18

Technical Electives

CIS 142Beginning Programming using Python4
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
ELEC 185LAN Cabling and Installation3
ELEC 186CompTIA A+ Essentials3
IT 206Network Security Fundamentals*3
IT 238Digital Forensics*3
IT 239Ethical Hacking*3
IT 271Information Technology Internship I*3
IT 272Information Technology Internship II*3
IT 292Special Topics:*1-3

Total Program Hours: 63