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Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Degree Plan: Network Administrator and Support A.A.S.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

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

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

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.

Students may receive the Network Administrator and Support AAS degree for only ONE specialization and specialization tracks are offered only at the colleges listed below:

  • Cedar Valley: CCNA, MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Server Infrastructure
  • El Centro: Convergence Technology, CCNA, MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Server Infrastructure, Security, Virtualization/Cloud
  • Mountain View: CCNA, MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Server Infrastructure
  • North Lake: CCNA, MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Server Infrastructure, Virtualization/Cloud
  • Richland: CCNA, Unix/Linux, MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Server Infrastructure, Security, Virtualization/Cloud

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 1301, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Specialization Semester 1 (TWO courses) 8
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Specialization Semester 2 (TWO courses) 8
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Specialization Semester 3 (TWO courses) 8
++Elective Speech Elective 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Specialization Semester 4 (THREE courses) 12
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 1
Semester Total 16
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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.

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1191 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 1
ITCC 1191 Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1
ITNW 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITSC 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSC 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 1
ITSC 1171 Introduction to Computers 1
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSE 1191 Special Topics in Computer Programming 1
ITSY 1191 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 1

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

Important: Students may receive the Network Administrator and Support AAS degree in only ONE specialization area.


CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is only offered at El Centro campus.

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2413 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR 4
ITNW 1435 Information Storage and Management (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
IT Electives (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8
Semester Total 12

CCNA SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is only offered at Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland campus.

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2413 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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 Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
IT Elective (Select THREE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 12
Semester Total 12

SECURITY SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is only offered at El Centro and Richland campus.

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.SECURE.15)

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 2400 Operating System Security OR 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security (4)
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices OR 4
ITSY 2443 Computer System Forensics (4)
ITSY 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures OR 4
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
IT Elective (Select THREE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 12
Semester Total 12

UNIX/LINUX SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is only offered at Richland campus.

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System 1 OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System 2 OR 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux (4)
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration 1 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration 2 4
IT Electives (Select ONE course from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4
Semester Total 12

VIRTUALIZATION AND CLOUD COMPUTING SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is only offered at El Centro, North Lake and Richland campus.

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
ITMT 2405 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITNW 2455 Server Virtualization OR 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 2472 Virtual Datacenter Design 4
ITNW 1440 Desktop Virtualization 4
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
Semester Total 12

MTA (MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE) SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is only offered at Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland campus.

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.MTA.15)

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems OR 4
ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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 Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
IT Elective (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITMT 2405 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 4
IT Elective (Select TWO courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 8
Semester Total 12

MCSE (MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT) SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is only offered at Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland campus.

(Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.NS.SERVER.15)

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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 Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITMT 2405 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 4
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITMT 1405 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Operating System 4
IT Elective (Select ONE course from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks (4)
ITMT 2404 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure 4
IT Elective (Select ONE courses from the IT SPECIALIZATIONS ELECTIVE LIST) 4
Semester Total 12

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CPMT 1451 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software 4
EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies 4
ITCC 1408 Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
ITCC 2459 Advanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
ITNW 2450 Enterprise Network 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 4
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 4
ITCC 2413 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 4
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2454 CCNP R&S ROUTE 4
ITCC 2455 CCNP R&S SWITCH 4
ITCC 2456 CCNP R&S TSHOOT 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITNW 1440 Desktop Virtualization 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
ITNW 2455 Server Virtualization 4
ITNW 2472 Virtual Datacenter Design 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security 4
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 1491 Special Topics in 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 2445 Network Defense and Countermeasures 4
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing 4
ITSY 2472 Ethical Hacking and System Defense 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System 1 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration 2 4
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration 1 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux 4
ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System 2 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITMT 1405 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Operating System 4
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITMT 2405 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 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.