Networking Specialist, AAS (NS13) Degree


Campus Locations: Moultrie (Veterans Parkway), Thomasville, Tifton

The Computer Information Systems – 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, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Networking Specialist, Associate of Applied Science. Graduates who complete CIST 2451, CIST 2452, CIST 2453, and CIST 2454 are eligible to sit for the Cisco CCNA certification exam.

Credits Required for Graduation: 69 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Cost
Books: $775.20
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $2,576.20
Books: $397.14
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,200.00
Total: $1,898.14
Books: $414.10
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,000.00
Total: $1,715.10
Books: $414.10
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,100.00
Total: $1,815.10
Books: $414.10
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,000.00
Total: $1,715.10
Books: $450.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $900.00
Total: $1,651.00
Curriculum Outline (85 hours)
1: General Core Courses 15
Area I: Language Arts/Communication (3 hours) 3
ENGL 1101

Co-requisite(s): ENGL 0090 and/or Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels. Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours) 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 hours) 3
One Mathematics Course
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hours) 3
And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
2: Institutional Credit 3
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3
3: Occupational Courses 35
CIST 1001

Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.

4
CIST 1122

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.

4
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
CIST Operating Systems Course 3
Introductory-Level Networking Class (select one) 4
CIST 1401

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA's broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security.

4
CIST 2451

Pre-requisiste(s): Program Admission This course introduces the architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements that connect users, devices, applications and data through the internet and across modern computer networks – including IP addressing and Ethernet fundamentals. By the end of the course, students can build simple local area networks (LANs) that integrate IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

4
Guided Elective 14
Guided Security Course 3
CISCO Specialization 16
CIST 2452

Pre-requisites: CIST 2451 This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Topics include switched networks, routing concepts, routing in a switched network, static and dynamic routing, Single-Area OSPF, Access Control Lists, and IP Services (DHCP and NAT).

4
CIST 2453

Pre-requisites: CIST 2452 The goal is to develop an understanding of how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to LAN users. This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN. Topics include LAN design, basic switch concepts and configuration, VLAN concepts and configuration, VTP cpncepts and configuration, STP concepts and configuration, Inter-VLAN routing, and basic wireless concepts and configuration.

4
CIS 0Guided Elective 4
and one of the following (4 hours) 4
CIST 2451

Pre-requisiste(s): Program Admission This course introduces the architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements that connect users, devices, applications and data through the internet and across modern computer networks – including IP addressing and Ethernet fundamentals. By the end of the course, students can build simple local area networks (LANs) that integrate IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

4
CIS ElectiveCIS Elective (4 Credits) 4
Microsoft Specialization 16
CIST 2411

Provides the ability to implement, administrator, and troubleshoot Windows Professional Client as a desktop operating system in any network environment.

4
CIST 2412

Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer Windows Server. Topics include server deployment, server management, monitor and maintain servers, application and data provisioning, and bisiness continuity and high avalability.

4
CIST 2413

Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer Microsoft Directory Services.

4
CIST MS - CIST Microsoft Course 4
Faculty
Program Chair

Computer Information Systems Faculty
School of Business
Thomasville

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