Networking Specialist

Offered At the following campus locations
Program Overview

The Networking Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

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Entrance Requirements

Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission. Age: 16 years or older Placement: Achievement of appropriate scores on the college's placement test or submission of acceptable SAT or ACT scores. Provisional Admission accepted.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
GENERAL CORE COURSES
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance 4
CIST xxxx Operating Systems Course 3
CIST xxxx Electives 9
CIST xxxx Security Course 3
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
OR
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
Completion of one of the following specializations is required for graduation.
MICROSOFT SPECIALIZATION
CIST 2411 Microsoft Client 4
CIST 2412 Microsoft Server Installation & Maintenance 4
CIST 2413 Microsoft Server Networking 4
CIST xxxx Microsoft Elective 4
CISCO SPECIALIZATION
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
OR
CIST xxxx CIS Networking Elective 4
CIST 2452 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CIST 2453 Cisco Scaling Networks 4
CIST 2454 Cisco Connecting Networks 4
*54 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation