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Associate in Science Degree Program

Computer and Information Systems: Network Administrator Assistant Option

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.

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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
Course of Study¹
First Semester
Credits
Introduction to Software Applications
3
Introduction to Computers
3
Intermediate Algebra OR Equivalent
3
Composition
3
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Social Science Elective
3
Second Semester
Principles of Accounting I
4
Public Speaking
3
Intro to Operating Systems
3
Composition & Literature
3
Data Communications and Networking I
3
Third Semester
Principles of Management OR
3
Principles of Marketing
Data Communications and Networking II
3
Business Law I OR
3
___ ___
CSA*, CSC*, or CST* Elective
3
MAT* ___
Math Elective
3
___ ___
Fine Arts Elective
3
Fourth Semester
___ ___
Humanities Elective
3
___ ___
BOT*, CSA*, CSC* or CST* Elective
3
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CSA*, CSC* or CST* Elective
3
LAN System Management
3
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Social Science Elective
3

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pre-requisites and additional information.

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