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Networking

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 60/61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Computer Networking curriculum prepares students with the skills necessary to design, implement, maintain, and administer LANs and WANs. The curriculum includes courses in software application tools, PC hardware, Cisco Networking Academy, network security, disaster recovery, wireless networking and operating systems, virtualization, installation and configuration. 

Graduates of this program may obtain employment as PC support specialists, network technicians, and network administrators.

Program Outcomes: image

Graduates will be able to

 

  1. Design, implement, troubleshoot, and support small to medium-sized networks for small to medium-sized businesses.
  2. Exhibit technical proficiency in Local Area and Wide Area Networks, which include router and switch configurations, connectivity, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  3. Present a networking project that includes identification and implementation of security measures required to protect computer networks.

Crosswalk

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2009 - 2010 Networking

2013 Networking

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CISN 100
CISCO I-Network Fundamentals
5.00
This course is designed to introduce students to computer networking fundamentals. Topics include binary numbering systems, electronics and signals, network cabling and testing, network topologies, close study of OSI and TCP/IP network models, IP addressing including sub/net masking, and basic network design. The course covers the CCNA Semester 1 training material. This course, in conjunction with CISN110, CISN215, and CISN220 may assist students in preparation for Cisco Network+ and CCNA certification exams. 5-0-5
CISF 150
Cloud Computing
3.00
This course provides a comprehensive introduction of Cloud concepts and capabilities across the various cloud service models. Topics including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Topics begin with a detailed study the evolution of cloud infrastructure approaches and virtualization. Cloud services covered in the course will familiarize students with the use of vendor-maintained applications and processes available in the cloud. 3-0-3
CISN 203
Linux Operating Systems
3.00
This course is an introduction to the Linux Operating System. Students will learn how to install a Linux Operating System, how to navigate the command line interface and how to display system information. Students will also learn about other Linux distributions and how to install them. Hands-on activities will involve creating/deleting directories, searching for files, creating text documents, exploring the file system, working in BASH and managing processes. 3-0-3
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Honors Option Available Introduction to Information Technology honors introduces concepts related to global computing concepts together with MicroSoft Office to develop documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Through a series of projects students will learn how to develop integrated applications correlated other honors courses. 3-0-3
DATA 100
Survey of Information Science
3.00
Survey of Information Science is a course that serves as an introduction to the cynergy between business concepts, information technology and data management. Relational and distributed database systems are used to learn how to use data to support corporate operations. Students are introduced to MIS concepts by studying industry standard systems in a variety of professional fields and regulatory environments. Business ethics and privacy law are explored using case studies. 3-0-3
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director. Honors Option Available English Composition Honor students will practice expository and persuasive discourse in writing and learning the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of a sound thesis for projects concerning topics of global or international significance. 3-0-3

Second Semester - 17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CISN 110
CISCO II-Routing Protocols and Conc
5.00
This course is the study of advanced networking concepts. WAN and the function of routers, router components, protocols and configuration, ISO images, IP addressing, network troubleshooting, introduction to network security and management, and introduction to residential networking. The course covers the CCNA Semester 2 training material. This course, in conjunction with CISN100, CISN215, and CISN220 prepares students for the Cisco Network + and CCNA certification exams. Prerequisite CISN100 5-0-5
CISN 200
Client Operating Systems
3.00
This course focuses on skills needed to deploy and manage desktop operating systems. Installation and troubleshooting of desktop operating system, as well as features, such as advanced security are covered. A current version and a prior version of Windows and Linux desktop operating systems are used in the demonstration and hands-on assignments. 3-0-3
CISN 206
Linux Administration
3.00
This course is a continuation of Linux Operating Systems (CISN203), with focus on administrative tasks and network configuration. Students will learn how to create and deploy a Linux-based server, examine and manipulate filesystem tasks, network configuration, compression, backup strategies and common administrative tasks. We will also learn troubleshooting techniques as well as performance monitoring and security. This course follows the CompTIA Linux+ Certification guide used in the previous course. 3-0-3
 
TAOC Category Six (LITR)
 
COMM 110
Interpersonal Communication
3.00
Provides an introduction to the communication process that occurs between people. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, maintain, and evaluate dyadic relationships through language, perception, self-disclosure, listening, verbal and nonverbal communication. Emphasis will be placed on building effective and ethical interpersonal relations in an intercultural context utilizing various media. 3-0-3
COMM 201
Public Speaking
3.00
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. Honors Option Available Public Speaking Honors emphasizes speech preparation, and delivery, with special attention paid to crafting effective academic and professional presentations on global and international issues. Speeking experiences and presentations will be designed by individuals and groups and presented to the CCBC community, the public and other appropriate audiences. 3-0-3

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 14/15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CISF 210
Cybersecurity I
3.00
This course provides students with an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of all security risks and threats to an organization's data. The topic of information security begins with a study of inventory management, security audits, anti-virus tools, data backup and data recovery. Students will implement basic hardware, software, network and Internet Security configurations. Case studies and current events will give the student insite into current threats that affect an organization. Additional study materials from the National CyberWatch Center, INFOSEC Learning will be used. This course and Cybersecurity II may be used for preparing student for CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Prerequisite: CISN110, CISN200. 3-0-3
CISN 204
Enterprise Server Systems
3.00
This course focuses on skills needed to deploy and manage server operating systems. Installation and troubleshooting of server operating system, as well as features such as advanced security are covered. Topics include active directory design, account management, group policy management and configuration, certificate services, AD LDS, AD RMS, AD FS, server core, Wndows Hyper-V virtualization, and server management. A current version and a prior version, of Windows and Linux server operating systems are used in the demonstration and hands-on assignments. 3-0-3
CISN 215
CISCO III-LAN Switching and Wireles
5.00
This course introduces and extends students knowledge and practical experience with various LAN design, configuration, and maintenance of switches. Topics include LANs, VLANs, IPX, IGRP. The course covers Semester 3 of CCNA training material. This course, in conjunction with CISN100, CISN110, and CISN220 may assist students in preparation for Cisco Network+ and CCNA certification exams. Prerequisite: CISN110. 5-0-5
 
TAOC Category Three
 

Fourth Semester - 17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CISF 220
Cybersecurity II
3.00
This course provides students with an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of security risks and threats that may compromise an organization's data. The topic of information security begins with a study of inventory management, security audits, anti-virus tools, data back-up and data recovery. Students will implement basic hardware, software, network and Internet Security configurations. Case studies and current events will give the student insight into current threats that affect an organization. Additional study materials from the National CyberWatch Center and INFOSEC Learning will be used. This course and Cybersercurity I may be used for preparing students for CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. Pre-requisite: CISF210 3-0-3
CIST 260
CIS Internship
3.00
This course is designed to give second/year students supervised, on the job experience in various aspects of the business technologies environment. All students will be required to spend a minimum of six hours per week at the firm where he/she is assigned. Each student will meet with a faculty member before his or her assignment to establish goals and then several times throughout the semester to assess student progress. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 30 credits in course of study with QPA of 3.0 or better and faculty approval 0-9-3
CISN 220
CISCO IV-Accessing the WAN
5.00
This course introduces and extends students knowledge and practical experience with various WAN design, configuration, and maintenance of switches. Topics include WAN designs, PPP, ISDN, Frame Relay, remote access technologies, VPN, network management, developing network security and management strategies, Network+ and CCNA certification exam reviews. The course covers the CCNA Semester 4 training material. This course, in conjunction with CISN100, CISN110, and CISN215 may assist students in preparation for Cisco Network+ and CCNA certification exams. Prerequisite: CISN215 5-0-5
CISN 223
Virtualization
3.00
Elements of this course are broken into three sections: Server Virtualization, Hypervisor configuration and Hypervisor security. High-Availability Failover Clustering and Load Balancing will be demonstrated and implemented by the students. A current version and a prior version of the Virtualization platforms will be used for demonstration and hands-on assignments. This course provides an excellent perspective of virtualization as well as the advantages organizations can realize by implementing virtualization. Pre-Requisite: CISN205 3-0-3
 
TAOC Category Five