Award: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Length: A full-time student may complete this program in four semesters.
Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Information Systems Technology - Network Specialization is designed for those persons seeking employment in the field of network communications upon graduation. Persons currently employed in another field
of information processing and seeking advancement will benefit from this program. In addition, persons already employed in the networking field and preparing for certification examinations will find the material in this program helpful.
Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree, you must complete a minimum of 69 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The following outline represents the typical order of courses planned for full-time students.
Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:
- PC Support Specialist
- PC Support Technician
- Network Administrator
- Network Support Specialist
- Network Engineer
- Data Communications Specialist
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of college preparatory high school algebra.
If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in your academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.
Program Description: This program contains courses which provide an emphasis on designing, creating and maintaining local area networks and wide area networks. Courses providing instruction in Microcomputer Software Management, Voice Telephony Services, Switches, Firewalls, Routers, Servers, Workstations, and basic Electronics concepts are an integral part of the curriculum. Students will learn how to operate the newest networking equipment and software available today that will prepare them for numerous employment opportunities. General education and business-related courses provide the student with a perspective on the role of technology in today’s society. Upon satisfactory completion of the four semester program, the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems Technology - Network Specialization will be awarded.
For Course Syllabi Please Visit
|First Semester||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|AST114||Keyboarding for Computer Usage||2||0||2|
|BUS100||Introduction to Business||3||0||3|
|ITE221||PC Hardware and OS Architecture||3||0||3|
|ITN154||Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and configurations (ICND1) - Cisco||3||2||4|
|MTH121||Fundamentals of Math I or Approved Math Elective||3||0||3|
|SDV100||College Success Skills||1||0||1|
|Second Semester||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|BUS236||Communication in Management||3||0||3|
|ECO120||Survey of Economics||3||0||3|
|ITN102||Introduction to Networked Client Operating Systems||4||0||4|
|ITN155||Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies||3||2||4|
|Third Semester||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|ENG131||Technical Report Writing||3||0||3|
|ETR149||PC Hardware Repair||3||0||3|
|ITN103||Administration of Networked Servers||4||0||4|
|ITN156||Basic Switching and Routing - Cisco||3||2||4|
|Fourth Semester||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|ITN-254||Virtual Infrastructure (VMware ICM)||4||0||4|
|ITN104||Maintaining Servers in the Networked Infrastructure||4||0||4|
|ITN157||WAN Technologies - Ciscoisco 4||3||2||4|
|ITN209||Introduction to Voice over IP/Digital Communications||3||0||3|
Total Minimum Credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology - Network Specialization: 66
* All Networking students should elect to take Cisco courses when given an elective choice. Ask Mr. Carrigan if you have any questions.
* Please visit http://www.dccnetclub.com for details on the program and on our club.
* Please visit http://www.dcc.vccs.edu/Departments/B&EIT/IT/IT.htm for details on the Networking Track III Curriculum.