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Computer Networking Specialist, Diploma


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This program prepares students to install, administer and troubleshoot networks. The network specialist courses will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide support to a variety of network operating system platforms. This course begins with the entry-level workstation and server classes, which will introduce the student to the network environment. Once this knowledge is obtained, the student will move on to upper level classes including TCP/IP and Internet Information Server. Topics covered also include hardware and software implementation and operation and maintenance, and various software packages.

  Fall - Year 1  
Introduction to Microcomputers 3
File Structures 3
Introduction to Networking 3
  General Education Or Related Electives 3
  Credits Fall - Year 1 12
  Spring - Year 1  
Windows Client/Server Admin. 4
Spreadsheet Concepts and Apps. 2
Database Concepts 2
Operating Systems 3
  Technical Electives 1
  Credits Spring - Year 1 12
  Fall - Year 2  
PC Maintenance & Repair Hardware 3
  General Education Or Related Electives 6
  Technical Electives 5
  Credits Fall - Year 2 14
  Spring - Year 2  
Windows Network Security 3
Information Technology Customer Service 2
Job Seeking Skills 1
  General Education Or Related Electives 1
  Technical Electives 3
  Credits Spring - Year 2 10
  General Education Or Related - 10 Cr*  

*From the following:

GSSS 1100 - Human Relations, GSCM 1110 - Composition, GSCM 1120 - Technical Writing OR the following General Education Classes: English, Biology, Chemistry, Math above 1000 level, Physics, Natural Science, Art, Foreign Language, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, Western Civilization, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

4 Credits of Technical Elective from the suggested following courses:  ACCT 1120 - Spreadsheets, ACCT 1122 - Database, ADSA 1100 - College Keyboarding I, ADSA 1122 - Word Processing I, ADSA 1190 - Presentation Graphics, CSCI 2200 - Visual Basic, CST 2215 - PC Maintenance and Repair II.

Updated: si 10/9/15