Computer Information Systems - Networking

The Occupational Skills Awards and Certificates in the Computer Information Systems and Networking program are designed to provide students with skills needed in various aspects of information technology. Students will have the ability to gain knowledge and skills required to pass a variety of industry recognized certifications. Certificates are offered in the areas of programming, data base administration, computer maintenance and networking.

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedules 

Occupational Skills Award - Networking Fundamentals

Full-Time Student Schedule

Upon completion of the Networking Fundamentals Occupational Skills Award, the student will be equipped to pass both COMPTIA A+ exams and be certified in PC operating systems and PC hardware. The COMPTIA A+ certificate is recognized by the IT industry and positions the student to find employment in this area. Additionally, the student will have the ability to gain two Microsoft certifications as well as completion of prerequisites for many of the courses found in the Networking Certificate.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours12

Certificate - Networking

Level One Certificate

Full-Time Student Schedule

The Networking Certificate is designed to provide the student with a well-rounded education for obtaining employment as a Network or Systems Administrator. Each course in this certificate is associated with an industry exam, and in most cases, with an industry certificate. Students gain practical experience as they fulfill the requirements of their co-op education course. Students can take four classes to obtain an Occupational Skills Award. All courses comprising the Occupational Skills Award are included in the Networking Certificate. Additionally, the courses in this certificate may transfer to a 4-year university which offers applied science bachelor’s degrees. This is a Level One Certificate.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2 (Spring)
ITNW 1345 Implementing Network Directory Services 3
ITNW 1353 Supporting Network Server Infrastructure 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Network Technology 3
ITSC 1391 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General Linux 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #3 (Summer)
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
ITNW 2312 Routers 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #4 (Fall)
ITNW 2305 Network Administration 3
ITNW 1480 Cooperative Education - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
 Total Semester Credit Hours40

Occupational Skills Award -Networking Fundamentals

Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours12

Certificate - Networking

Level One Certificate

Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITNW 2305 Network Administration 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Spring)
ITSC 1391 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General Linux 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Network Technology 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
ITNW 2312 Routers 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7 (Fall)
ITNW 1345 Implementing Network Directory Services 3
ITNW 1480 Cooperative Education - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #8 (Spring)
ITNW 1353 Supporting Network Server Infrastructure 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours40
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