Networking Specialist Degree

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 general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as 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.

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. Compass-writing 62, reading 79, algebra 37, or Asset-writing 42, reading 41, algebra 42 or SAT scores of 450 critical reading and 440 math or ACT scores of 17 reading, 16 English, and 19 math. Provisional Admission accepted.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
GENERAL CORE COURSES
Language Arts
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Humanities (choose ONE class)
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
Math
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Social Sciences (choose ONE class)
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Select one course from the following list—it may not be a course used to fulfill one of the requirements above:
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics 3
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
HIST 2112 US History II 3
MATH 1112 College Trigonometry 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
PHSC 1111 Physical Science 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance 4
CIST xxxx Operating Systems Course 3
CIST xxxx Security Course 3
CIST xxxx Elective 14
CIST xxxx Introductory Networking course 4
Select one Networking course:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
Choose one of the following specializations:
MICROSOFT SPECIALIZATION
CIST 2411 Microsoft Client 4
CIST 2412 Microsoft Server Dir Srvcs 4
CIST 2413 Microsoft Server Infrastr 4
CIST xxxx Microsoft Elective 4
CISCO SPECIALIZATION
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
OR
CIST xxxx CIS Networking Elective 4
CIST 2453 Cisco LAN Switching & Wireless 4
CIST 2454 Cisco Accessing the WAN 4