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

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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

Specialization Semester I (TWO courses) 8
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
16

SEMESTER II

Specialization Semester II (TWO courses) 8
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective MATH Elective 3
14

SEMESTER III

Specialization Semester III (TWO courses) 8
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
14

SEMESTER IV

Specialization Semester IV (THREE courses) 12
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16
Minimum Hours Required 60

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++SPCH Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Upon completion of this degree, depending on the specialization selected, students are eligible to take the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) credentialing exams.

 

SPECIALIZATIONS
Select ONE specialization area

CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code:AAS.CIT.NS.CONV.14)

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials 4

SEMESTER II

ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks 4

SEMESTER III

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security (4)

SEMESTER IV

ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
IT Electives (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8

CCNA SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CCNA.14)

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials 4

SEMESTER II

ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks 4

SEMESTER III

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks OR (4)
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security (4)
IT Elective (Select ONE course from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4

SEMESTER IV

IT Elective (Select THREE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 12

SECURITY SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CCNP.14)

SEMESTER I

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4

SEMESTER II

ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security 4
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4

SEMESTER III

ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices 4
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics 4
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures 4
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing 4

SEMESTER IV

IT Elective (Select THREE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 12

UNIX/LINUX SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.UNIX.14)

SEMESTER I

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

SEMESTER II

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

SEMESTER III

ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II OR 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux (4)
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4

SEMESTER IV

ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration II 4
IT Electives (Select ONE course from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4

VIRTUALIZATION AND CLOUD COMPUTING SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.CLOUD.14)

SEMESTER I

ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 OR 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II

ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4

SEMESTER III

ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITNW 2471 Server Virtualization: Optimize and Scale OR 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)

SEMESTER IV

ITNW 2472 Virtual Datacenter Design 4
ITNW 2473 Desktop Virtualization 4
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4

MTA (MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE) SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.DATA.14)

SEMESTER I

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems OR 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks (4)
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4

SEMESTER III

IT Elective (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8

SEMESTER IV

ITMT 2474 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 4
IT Elective (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8

MCSE (MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT) SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIZATION

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.ENTPRS.14)

SEMESTER I

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems OR 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)

SEMESTER II

ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
ITMT 2472 Administering Windows Server 2012 4

SEMESTER III

ITMT 2473 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 4
IT Elective (Select ONE course from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4

SEMESTER IV

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks (4)
ITMT 2475 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure 4
IT Elective (Select ONE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4

IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST
Select any category other than your primary specialization

CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION

EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 4
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software 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
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4

CCNA SPECIALIZATION

ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
ITCC 2476 Cisco 3 - Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2477 Cisco 4 - Connecting Networks 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4

CCNP SPECIALIZATION

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

VIRTUALIZATION / CLOUD SPECIALIZATION

ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITNW 2471 Server Virtualization: Optimize and Scale 4
ITNW 2472 Virtual Datacenter Design 4
ITNW 2473 Desktop Virtualization 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4

SECURITY SPECIALIZATION

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 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
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4

UNIX/LINUX SPECIALIZATION

ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration II 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux 4

MICROSOFT SPECIALIZATION

ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks 4
ITMT 1473 Windows 7 Configuration 4
ITMT 1474 Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support 4
ITMT 2471 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
ITMT 2472 Administering Windows Server 2012 4
ITMT 2473 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4

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.