Network Administration Curriculum
A network administrator does not have to know the latest and greatest but they can never be too far behind the "bleeding edge" that defines cutting edge computer technology.
NET-110 Credits: 3
An introduction to the modern day PC. Topics include motherboards, memory, processors, input devices, storage devices, output devices, basic operating systems, troubleshooting, and configurations. Students will gain hands-on experience through various installation and configuration exercises.
NET-120 Credits: 3
An introduction to network design fundamentals. The course design is based on the CompTIA Network+ topics including OSI reference model, LAN topologies, cabling systems, protocols, network design and planning, security, IP Addressing and subnetting, and LAN based equipment. Students will gain hands-on experience through various wiring exercises.
ET-121 Credits: 3
This Course will provide an overview of microcomputer operation, Microsoft operating Systems, and the Microsoft Office software suite, to include the fundamentals of networks and internet usage.
GS-130 Credits: 3
This course provides students with the rhetorical foundations required to become proficient writers in the academic and professional world. Students will learn and apply the principles of effective writing through extensive practice in creating drafts, revisions, and final essays in a variety of context. Class discussion and readings will focus on the function of literacy in professional and personal contexts.
MA-122 Credits: 4
Topics covered include exponents, word problems, linear equations, graphing straight lines and parabolas, factoring, simplifying fractions, fractional equations, simultaneous equations, solving quadratics, ratio and proportion, and variation.
The network administration program is designed to improve your chances of employment and prepare you to advance in your chosen field. Our technical courses provide the knowledge base required to enter and work in your chosen field. The associated communication courses provide training in those skill sets that increase your management potential.
Our Network Administration Program delivers hands-on instruction with excellent career placement opportunities. Focus on improving your skills, confident that the supporting coursework will help you to grasp those seemingly unrelated skills that are essential to excel in this critical field.
NET-160 Credits: 3
An introduction to client/server operating systems such as Windows and Linux. Topics will include: OS Architecture, planning and installation network components, configuring, managing and troubleshooting. Students will gain hands-on experience through various installation and configuration exercises.
NET-170 Credits: 3
An introduction to Linux operating systems and common server software. Instructional topics will include planning and installation, OS Architecture, configuring, managing, security, storage, database servers, web servers, DNS servers, preventative maintenance, and administration. Students will gain hands-on experience through various installation and configuration exercises.
ET-129 Credits: 5
A study of the principals of physics, including vectors, waves, laws of motion, friction, equilibrium, energy, work, power, simple machines, temperature, heat and electricity.
GS-132 Credits: 3
Thinking is a learned behavior which can be analyzed and modified. Thinking is not an automatic function. This course examines thinking skills and attitudes with the goal of gaining some measure of control over them. Topics discussed include problem solving, goal setting, analyzing situations, bias, and creativity.
MA-132 Credits: 4
Topics include the solution of right and oblique triangles, vectors, radian measure, polar coordinates, trigonometric and parametric graphs, trigonometric identities and equations, and exponential and logarithmic equations.
NET-230 Credits: 3
An advance course in WAN and LAN networks focusing on network security. Course content covers the CompTIA Security+ topics and includes: Virtual LAN’s, Gigabit Ethernet, switching technology, Voice over IP, Voice and Data internetworking, Cryptography, SLA’s, Disaster Recovery, Backups and Network Security
NET-220 Credits: 3
Severs in a multisite enterprise environment using Windows Server. Instructional topics include directory services, DNS services, printing, group policies, virtualization, advanced network configurations, replication, updates, server hardware and storage, optimization and troubleshooting. Students will gain hands on experience through various installation and configuration exercises.
MA-125 Credits: 3
An introduction to basic accounting concepts and procedures. Use of various accounting systems to maintain financial records, prepare statements, maintain inventory and document plant assets.
GS-221 Credits: 3
An introduction to the study of human behavior in the workplace. Students will learn to apply knowledge of industrial/organizational psychology as it may affect them as employee, coworker, and/or supervisor. Areas of emphasis include: job analysis, employee selection and placement, organizational structure and communication, motivation, leadership/management styles, employee performance, and job satisfaction.
MA-232 Credits: 3
Topics covered include advanced trigonometry, straight lines, conic sections, limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, and problem solving using computer applications in mathematical software.
The workplace is hands on application shouldn’t education include hands on instruction.
The benefit of work experience can not be over stated. An internship can provide that work experience.
Internships can turn into job offers.
Sometimes internships extend beyond the summer.
NET-250 Credits: 3
The use of WAN networking hardware. Course design will include: OSI and TCP/IP reference models, WAN connections types, network design, subnetting, IPv4, IPv6, network protocols, routing, wireless networking, VLANS, trunking, SDN (software defined networking), network automation, and network security. Students will gain hands-on experience through various installation and configuration exercises.
NET-260 Credits: 3
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of Internet Services. Applied instructional topics will include; web servers, database servers, deployment servers, installation and configuration services, monitoring and optimization, email server basics, managing advance features, security, SNMP, optimization, and troubleshooting. Students will gain hands-on experience through various installation and configuration exercises.
NET-270 Credits: 3
This course prepares students to design and administer a TCP/IP network. Course activities will include networking design planning and installation, including: Voice over IP, IP addressing, subnetting, implementing IP routing, and networking hardware. Other topics include project justification, what is needed to be an independent IT technician, privacy and security laws that impact IT technicians, and telephone systems..
GS-233 Credits: 3
Students will learn the principles of effective, audience centered technical communication with emphasis on writing and editing technical documents (manuals, recommendations, proposals, business letters, and memoranda) with precision, clarity and purpose while applying the principles of graphic design and visual representation.
GS-239 Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to instruct students in the principles of effective public speaking so that they will gain confidence, poise and proficiency in delivering speeches in a variety of situations. Students will be required to give impromptu, demonstration, persuasive, informative, and ceremonial speeches and a major business-style group oral presentations. Critical listening skills and ethical public speaking practices will be arranged by Department Coordinator.