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IT: Networking Concentration

Students learn networking theory, planning, design, installation, support, troubleshooting, and administration of wired and wireless networks through the use of lecture and hands-on labs. The Information Technology Program: Networking Concentration provides knowledge and experience for various industry-recognized certification exams.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
ENL101   English Composition I
 
3
BIT187   Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)
 
3
BIT115   Windows Desktop Operating Systems
 
3
BIT113   Microcomputer Hardware
 
3
BUS100   Introduction to Business
 
3
Second SemesterCredits
BIT248
BIT248L
  Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials (Cisco 2)
 
4
    First-level Programming Language 3
COM103   Human Communication
 
3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences*

*It is strongly suggested that student take PHI210 Ethics for one of their Behavioral or Social Science courses.
3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
Third SemesterCredits
BIT249
BIT249L
  Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation (Cisco 3)
 
4
BIT116   IT: Linux
 
3
BIT104   Cybercrime
 
3
    General Education Elective 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences*

*It is strongly suggested that student take PHI120 Ethics for one of their Behavioral or Social Science courses.
3
Fourth SemesterCredits
BIT252
BIT252L
  Enterprise Routing Protocols
 
4
BUS112   Organizational Behavior
 
3
BIT237   Windows Server Administration
 
3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (or)
Natural or Physical Science**

**Students who are planning to transfer should take a 4-credit lab science course.
3 (or) 4
Total Credits 60/62

 

 

Students completing the Information Technology Program: Networking Concentration are well trained to work as network administrators.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

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Upon completion of the Information Technology Program: Networking Concentration, students are able to:

  • Read, write, discuss, and think critically about topics and ideas within networking technology.
  • Prepare for multiple industry recognized networking related certifications.
  • Work independently and with teams in a networking technology setting.
  • Display proficiency with various networking configurations.
  • Obtain entry-level positions in the networking field.