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Network Administration AAS Degree

60 Semester Credit Hours

 

 

The Network Administration degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in the networking field.  Students enrolled in the AAS degree complete computer systems core coursework during the first two semesters and then select a specialty track to complete the program.  Specialty tracks are offered in Network and Computer Systems Administrator, Information Security Analyst, and CISCO Network Administrator.  Students must choose only one specialty track and may only obtain one AAS in Network Administration.

Effective Fall 2017: pending THECB approval

Computer Science Core Classes:

Course

Course Title

Semester Hours

Freshman Year, First Semester

ITSC 1325

Personal Computer Hardware

3

ITSC 1305

Introduction to PC Operating Systems

3

ITCC 1414

CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

4

MATH 1314

College Algebra (or higher)

3

ITSC 1316

Linux Installation and Configuration

3

 Total Semester Hours

16

Freshman Year, Second Semester

ITCC 1440

CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials

4

ITNW 1313

Computer Virtualization

3

ITSY 1342

Information Technology Security

3

ITNW 1316 

Network Administration

3

ENGL 1301

Composition 1

3

 Total Semester Hours

16

 

Network and Computer Systems Administrator Specialty

The Network Administration AAS degree: Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Specialty 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

 Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+ Certification test, CompTIA Security+ Certification test, CompTIA Network + Certification test, Microsoft’s MCP Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Certification (98-365) Test, Microsoft’s MCP Networking Fundamentals Certification Test (98-366), Microsoft’s MCP Security Fundamentals Certification Test (98-367), and ETA’s Fiber Optic Technician Certification test. 

Sophomore Year, First Semester

ITSY 2301

Firewalls and Network   Security

3

ITNW 1345

Implementing Network Directory Services

3

ITSC 2325

Advanced Linux

3

ITNW 1172

Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

1

CSIR 2351

Fiber Optic Communication System Installation and Repair

3

 Total Semester Hours

13

Sophomore Year, Second Semester

ITNW 1335

Information Storage and Management

3

ITNW 2335 

Network Troubleshooting and Support (CC)

3

Elective

Language, Philosophy, OR Culture OR Creative Arts -- ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2333, HUMA 1301,   PHIL 1301, SPAN 1311, 1312, ARTS 1313, 1303, 1304, MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310,   DRMA 1310, 2336

3

ENGL 1302

Composition II

3

GOVT 2305 or GOVT   2306

Federal Government or Texas Government

3

 Total Semester Hours

15

 

Information Security Analyst Specialty

The Information Security Analyst Specialty program is designed to prepare students for positions in the IT security field.  The program curriculum covers assessing cyber security risks within organizations, responding to and preventing network security breaches, and writing the policies that determine how organizations will respond in the face of a cyber-threat. Topics include securing client Operating Systems, network infrastructure, Linux client & server operating systems, PC hardware, network hardware, routing, security, and server applications.  

 Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+ Certification test, CompTIA Security+ Certification test, CompTIA Network + Certification test, Microsoft’s MCP Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Certification (98-365) Test, Microsoft’s MCP Networking Fundamentals Certification Test (98-366), Microsoft’s MCP Security Fundamentals Certification Test (98-367), and ETA’s Fiber Optic Technician Certification test.

Sophomore Year, First   Semester

ITNW 1345

Implementing     Network Directory Services

3

ITSY 2300

Operating System     Security

3

Elective

Language,     Philosophy, OR Culture OR Creative Arts -- ENGL 2322, 2323,   2327,     2328, 2333, HUMA 1301, PHIL 1301, SPAN 1311, 1312, ARTS 1313, 1303,       1304, MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310, DRMA 1310, 2336

3

ENGL 1302

Composition 2

3

ITSY 2301

Firewalls and     Network Security

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Sophomore Year, Second Semester

GOVT 2305

Federal Government

3

ITSY 1171

Mobile Networking and Security

1

ITSY 2330

Intrusion Detection

3

ITSY 2341

Security Management Practices (CC)

3

ITSY 2342

Incident Response & Handling

3

 Total Semester Hours

13

 

 

Cisco Network Administrator Specialty

The Network Administration AAS degree: Cisco Network Administrator Specialty program is designed to prepare students for positions in the networking field, dealing with Cisco equipment specifically.  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, network troubleshooting, and network development.

 

Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+ Certification test, CompTIA Security+ Certification test, CompTIA Network + Certification test, Microsoft’s MCP Networking Fundamentals Certification Test (98-366), Microsoft’s MCP Security Fundamentals Certification Test (98-367), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and ETA’s Fiber Optic Technician Certification test.

Sophomore Year,     First   Semester

CSIR 2351

Fiber Optic Communication System Installation and Repair

3

ITCC 2412

CCNA 3: Scaling Networks

4

ITSC 2325

Advanced Linux

3

ITSY 2301

Firewalls and Network Security

3

 

Total Semester Hours

13

Sophomore Year, Second Semester

ENGL 1302

Composition 2

3

GOVT 2305 or GOVT   2306

Federal Government or Texas Government

3

ITCC 1271

Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management

2

ITCC 2413

CCNA 4: Connecting Networks (CC)

4

Elective

Language, Philosophy, OR Culture OR Creative Arts -- ENGL 2322, 2323,   2327, 2328, 2333, HUMA 1301, PHIL 1301, SPAN 1311, 1312, ARTS 1313, 1303, 1304, MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310, DRMA 1310, 2336

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

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