Computer and Information System (Networking Administrator Assistant Option)

NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS AT PRESENT TIME

This program option prepares the student to assist the Network Administrator with implementation and maintenance of a LAN as well as Internet connections, including installation of computer hardware, topology (wiring), installation of network hardware and software, setting up of user accounts, maintenance of accounts, monitoring network performance and rudimentary trouble shooting.

The emphasis is on assisting supervisory network management, with growth potential to Network Administrator as experience builds. This profession is growing extremely rapidly as small businesses, schools, colleges and corporations install local area networks to realize the benefits of distributed work centers, software savings and Internet access.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of computers and computer nomenclature and why they are essential components in business and society
  2. Identify and describe basic communication technologies, devices, and components used in Local and Wide Area Networks
  3. Differentiate between client/server and peer-to-peer networks
  4. Describe the various types of analog and digital communication transmission media including coax, twisted pair, fiber, and wireless media
  5. Demonstrate the use of appropriate tools to assist with administering and troubleshooting computers, media, and devices on a network
  6. Identify and describe the functions of the TCP/IP protocol stack and the OSI reference model
  7. Demonstrate an ability to design efficient networks including, but not limited to, routers, switches, hubs, computers, servers, transmission media,
    networking protocols, and networking security
  8. Demonstrate an ability to work safely with various network tools and equipment
FIRST SEMESTER (15 Credits)
CREDITS
† CSA* 105 Introduction to Software Applications  3
CSC* 101 Introduction to Computers  3
† ENG* 101  Composition  3
† MAT* 137  Intermediate Algebra OR Equivalent  3
 ___ ___  Social Science Elective º  3
SECOND SEMESTER (16 Credits)
CREDITS
† ACC* 115 Principles of Financial Accounting  4
† COM* 173 Public Speaking  3
† CST* 120 Introduction to Operating Systems  3
CST* 231 Data Communications and Networking I  3
† ENG* 102 Composition and Literature  3
THIRD SEMESTER (15 Credits)
CREDITS
BMG* 202
BMK* 201
Principles of Management OR
Principles of Marketing 3
 3
† BBG* 234
___ ___
Legal Environment of Business OR
CSA*, CSC*, or CST* Elective
 3
† CST* 281 Data Communications and Networking II  3
† MAT* ___ Math Elective  3
† CST* 171 LAN System Management  3
FOURTH SEMESTER (15 Credits)
CREDITS
 ___ ___ Fine Arts Elective  3
 ___ ___ Business* °°, CSA*, CSC* or CST* Elective  3
 ___ ___ CSA*, CSC* or CST* Elective  3
 ___ ___ Humanities Elective  3
 ___ ___ Social Science Elective °  3
TOTAL CREDITS
 61
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met
 ° History, Political Science, Anthropology, or Geography strongly recommended
°° Business Internship (BBG 294) is strongly recommended
Recommended Computer Electives
Computer Networking Industry Recommended
CSA* 205 – Advanced Software Applications
CSC* 250 – Systems Analysis and Design
CST* 264 – Unix/Linux System Administration
CST* 265 – Networking with Linux
CST* 282 – Data Communications and Networking III Math Elective
MAT* 167 – Principles of Statistics