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Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards) - Network Administrator and Support AAS (Archived)

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR AND SUPPORT

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: Individual degree plan codes(s) have been assigned to a specific track(s) within this degree plan.

This associate degree program provides education and training for individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as networking professionals.

Specialization tracks are offered only at the colleges listed below:

  • Brookhaven: Unix/Linux, Microsoft, CCNA
  • Cedar Valley: Microsoft
  • El Centro: Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Microsoft
  • Mountain View: Convergence Technology, CCNA, Microsoft
  • North Lake: Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Unix/Linux, Microsoft
  • Richland: CCNA, CCNP, Solaris, Microsoft

The program also provides preparatory training for a variety of industry certification examinations. Credit may be given and course substitutions made for those who have acquired A+ and/or Network+ certification.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

Primary Specialization Semester I (one or two courses) 4-8
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems AND 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware OR 4
CPMT 1405 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software AND (4)
Elective Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, INEW, IMED, ITCC, ITDF, ITNW, ITMC, ITMT, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15-19

SEMESTER II

Primary Specialization Semester II (two or three courses - see track list) 8-12
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics OR (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
14-18

NOTE: Students pursuing CCNA, CCNP, or MCITP (Database Administrator, Enterprise Administrator, and Server Administrator) tracks must select and complete one secondary specialty track (see Secondary Track listing) in Semesters III and/or IV to be considered as having met the requirements for this award.

SEMESTER III

Primary/Secondary Specialization Semester III (two courses - see track list) 7-8
Elective Any 3-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 3
+Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16-17

SEMESTER IV

Primary/Secondary Specialization Semester IV (four or five courses-see track list) 15-16
15-16

Minimum Hours Required 60-70

+Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Science.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

This is a Tech Prep program. Students interested in pursuing the Tech Prep Associate degree need to consult with their advisor.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

PRIMARY SPECIALIZATION
Select one track

CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CONV.11)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4

SEMESTER II (Three Courses)

ITCC 2408 Cisco Exploration 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

CPMT 2302 Home Technology Integration OR 3
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Three Courses from below:

ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 4
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 4
CPMT 2434 Network Security 4

One Course from below:

ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
ITNW 2450 Enterprise Network 4
ITCC 2459 Advanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4

CCNA TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CCNA.11)

SEMESTER I (One Course)

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4
One Course from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing Convergence Technology, CCNP, Security, UNIX/Linux/Solaris, OR Microsoft 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Four Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNP, Security, UNIX/Linux/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 16

CCNP TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CCNP.11)

SEMESTER I (One Course)

ITCC 2454 CCNP Routing - Implementing IP Routing 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITCC 2455 CCNP Switch - Implementing IP Switching 4
ITCC 2456 CCNP TSHOOT - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4
One Course from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, Security, UNIX/Linux/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Four Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, Security, UNIX/Linux/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 16

UNIX/LINUX TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.UNIX.11)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Newtworking Technologies 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration II OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
Any two 3- or 4-credit hour course from ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 6-8

SOLARIS TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.SOLARI.11)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITSC 1429 Fundamentals of Solaris Operating Environment (SA) 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITSC 1456 Solaris Shell Programming (SL) 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITSC 1454 Solaris Operating Envronment Systems Administrations I (SA) 4
Any ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 3-4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

ITSC 1452 Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations II (SA) 4
Any two 4-credit hour courses from ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 8
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs (4)

MCITP DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.DATA.11)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Two Courses from MCITP Database Administrator Electives requirement:

ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
ITSE 2434 Advanced Visual Basic.NET Programming 4
ITSE 2453 Advanced C# Programming 4
ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET 4
ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET 4
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator 4
Two Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Security, UNIX/LINUX/ Solaris, OR Microsoft) 8

MCITP ENTERPRISE ADMINISTRATOR TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.ENTPRS.11)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Four Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Security, UNIX/LINUX/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 16

MCITP SERVER ADMINISTRATOR TRACK:

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.SERVER.11)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator 4
Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

SEMESTER IV (Four Courses)

Four Courses from *Secondary Specialty Track Listing (Convergence Technology, CCNA, CCNP, Security, UNIX/LINUX/Solaris, OR Microsoft) 16

*SECONDARY SPECIALTY TRACKS LISTING
Select one Secondary Specialty Track

Convergence Technology

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 4
CPMT 2434 Network Security 4
CPMT 2402 Home Technology Integration 4
ITNW 2450 Enterprise Network 4
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
ITCC 2459 Advanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

CCNA

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals 4
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
ITCC 2408 Cisco Explorations 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless 4
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN 4
Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

CCNP

ITCC 2454 CCNP Routing - Implementing IP Routing 4
ITCC 2455 CCNP Switch - Implementing IP Switching 4
ITCC 2456 CCNP TSHOOT - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 4
Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

Security

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security 4
ITSY 2430 Intrusion Detection 4
ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices 4
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics 4
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing 4
ITSY 1491 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 4
Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

UNIX/Linux/Solaris

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSC 1429 Fundamentals of Solaris Operating Environment (SA) 4
ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
ITSC 1452 Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations II (SA) 4
ITSC 1454 Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations I (SA) 4
ITSC 1456 Solaris Shell Programming (SL) 4
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration II 4
Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

MICROSOFT

ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks 4
ITMT 1404 Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator 4
ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator 4
Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, IMED, INEW, ITCC, ITDF, ITMC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

This is a Tech Prep program. Students interested in pursuing the Tech Prep Associate degree need to consult with their advisor.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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