Information Technology - Network Administration Track

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology: Network Administration focuses on the computerized technologies that are critical to business and industry. This program provides students with the ability to configure a variety of network devices, such as routers and switches.  Graduates will have an understanding of local and wide area network technologies, telecommunications, wireless communications, and network connectivity. In addition to an understanding of telecommunications, students will also obtain comprehensive training via the Cisco Networking Academy classes as part of the curriculum. After completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the CCNA certification exam. Students additionally will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and CompTIA Security+ and A+ certifications.   

Career Opportunities

  1. IT Manager
  2. Network Specialist
  3. Network Manager
  4. Network Architect
  5. Systems Analyst

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate general computer and networking knowledge
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of network operations in preparation for the CCNA certification exam.
  3. Configure and troubleshoot network devices and security implementations.
  4. Identify, organize, plan and allocate resources effectively in a telecommunications environment. 
  5. Apply strong communication and critical thinking skills, including reading, writing, organizing, evaluating, problem solving and presentation skills.

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education and Major Requirements.

General Education Requirements

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Science 3 or 4 Credits  +
3 - 4
Elective - Social Science  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
22-23

Science Electives (Choose one)

Course Code
Title
Credits

Social Science Electives (Choose one)

(See Social Science Track I and Social Science Track II under Liberal Arts and Sciences for course options)

Total credits:
62-63

Course Sequencing

Semester 3

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Science 3 or 4 Credits  +
3 - 4
Elective - Social Science  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17-18

Overview

Pathway

Type

Associate of Applied Science