The mission of the Information Technology – Networks Systems degree is to prepare students for careers dealing with network systems analysis, planning, and implementation. Students will gain the necessary skills to analyze network system needs for design, installation, maintenance, and management of network systems. Skills acquired will assist students to obtain computer hardware and network certifications.
This degree will prepare the student to find employment as a:
- Network Specialist
- Network Operations Analyst
- Communications Analyst
- Network Analyst
- Network Administration
- Network Maintenance and Operations
- Hardware Support/Maintenance Network Administrator
- Customer Service Coordinator
- Hardware Installations Coordinator
- Network Technician
The successful student will be able to:
- Manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install and configure basic network infrastructure devices.
- Select, install, manage, and troubleshoot server hardware and network operating systems, and manage clients on these systems.
- Maintain and update a website.
Information Technology – Network Systems is a two-year technical program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology.
A limited number of paid internships are available from local employers. AAS Information Technology – Network Systems graduates will be qualified for such jobs as Network Security Specialist, Local Area Network Technician, Hardware Support/Maintenance, Network Administrator, Telecommunications Technician, and Wireless Network Technician.
Associate of Applied Science – Information Technology-- Network Systems Major (92205)
|General Education must include:|
|BM 24503 Project Management||3|
|COM 11103 (TM) Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|COM 22103 Small Group Communication||3|
|COM 22303 Interviewing||3|
|ENG 11103 (TM) Composition I*||3|
|ENG 21403 Business and Technical Writing||3|
|LA 10001 Gateway to Success||1|
|LA 20001 Further Your Rio Experience||1|
|PSY 11103 (TM) General Psychology||3|
|TEC 11704 Applied Technical Mathematics I||4|
|Total General Education hours||30|
|Major Area required courses:|
|ELE 11303 Introduction to Networking||3|
|ELE 21303 Computer Network Security||3|
|ELE 25303 Server Virtualization||3|
|IT 10203 MS Office and the Internet I||3|
|IT 20103 Windows Operating System and Hardware||3|
|IT 20303 DBMS Concepts||3|
|IT 20403 Web Development||3|
|IT 20803 Database Communication||3|
|IT 20903 Web Technology||3|
|IT 21203 Enterprise Computing||3|
|Total Major Area hours||30|
|Total hours required for degree||60|
Graduation requires students to achieve a 2.0 grade point average in all major courses and a 2.0 overall grade point average in all coursework in order to receive an associate degree.