2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Networking Specialist (NS14) Diploma

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Program Description:

The Computer Information Systems – Networking Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

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Basic Skills Courses (8 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

Occupational Curriculum (30 Credit Hours)

COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST xxxxCIS Electives

9

CIST xxxxComputer Operating System Course

3

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

 

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals

4

OR

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO

4

 

CIST xxxxCIS Security Course

3

Choose One Specialization (16 Credit Hours)

CISCO Exploration Specialization

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO

4

OR

CIST xxxxCIS Networking Elective

4

 

CIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials

4

CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks

4

CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks

4

or

Microsoft Specialization

CIST 2411Microsoft Client

4

CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services

4

CIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure

4

CIST xxxxMicrosoft Elective

4

Total Credit Hours: 54 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation