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Program Curriculum

Network Administration AAS Degree

60 Semester Credit Hours

The Network Administration AAS degree program is designed to prepare students for positions in the networking field. The program curriculum covers planning, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting a network infrastructure. Topics include Microsoft client & server operating systems, Unix client & server operating systems, PC hardware, network hardware, routing, security, and server applications.

Effective Fall 2015:

Course Course Title Semester Hours
Freshman Year, First Semester
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITCC 1475 Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1) 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra ( or higher) 3
Elective Language, Philosophy, & Culture or Creative Arts from the AAS General Education Course List 3
 Total Semester Hours 16
Freshman Year, Second Semester
ITCC 1476 Routing and Switching Essentials (Cisco 2)
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems ~ only offered spring semester
ITSC 1307 UNIX Operating System I ~ only offered spring semester

ITNW 1316 

Network Administration
 Total Semester Hours 13
Sophomore Year, First Semester
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security ~ only offered fall semester
ITNW 1345 Implementing Network Directory Services ~ only offered fall semester
ITSC 1358 UNIX System Administration I ~ only offered fall semester
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications ~ only offered fall semester
CSIR 2351 Fiber Optic Communication System Installation and Repair 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Total Semester Hours 16
Sophomore Year, Second Semester
ITSY 2301 Firewalls and Network Security ~ only offered spring semester
ITNW 2335  Network Troubleshooting and Support ~ only offered spring semester, Capstone Course
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization ~ only offered spring semester
ENGL 1302 Compostion II


GOVT 2305 or
GOVT 2306
Federal Government or 
Texas Government


 Total Semester Hours 15 


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