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Information Technology Networking Systems and Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

 

LAST ADMIT TERM AT TRUMAN IS SPRING 2016

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The Networking Systems and Technology AAS program is for students interested in administering and maintaining network equipment such as routers, switches, and servers, as well as, maintaining software and services that are common in modern network infrastructures. The curriculum covers both hardware and software components which help prepare students for jobs in the Information Technology (IT) market. It also offers students relevant knowledge and skills required in a variety of industry certifications including: A+, Network+, CCENT, CCNA and CCNA Security.
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

0141

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

16 CH

Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

Select Mathematics 118 OR higher.

Fine Arts & Humanities (HD) (3 CH)

Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 CH)

Physical & Life Sciences (3 CH)

English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
 

Program Core Requirements

36 CH
 
Business
BUSINES 111
Introduction To Business 3
Survey of modern US business, analyzing organization and types of businesses, major business functions, business and the environment, roles played by business and consumers in the economy and various economic systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 101
Computer Science 101 3
An introductory course in computer science and programming, with emphasis on the logical analysis of a problem and the formulation of a computer program leading to its solution. Topics include basic concepts of computer systems, computer types, cloud computing, and computer programming languages. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 111
Computer Operations 3
This course introduces operation and routine maintenance of hardware technologies; central processing unit; peripheral devices; network setup and connecting; notebooks; and printers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 116
Operating System I 3
An overview including a theoretical and practical framework for the study of controlling software in the microcomputer environment using prevailing cooperating systems. The concepts of interrupt handling, scheduling and query techniques, and access and storage methods will be clarified through readings and discussions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. No more than 3 credit hours will count towards the CICT requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to 6 will be counted towards elective and requires Consent of Department Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 255
Operating Systems II 3
This course introduces prevailing operating systems and their relationship to servers in the work environment. Course covers distributions and licensing, system installation and configuration, file system management, system scripting and usage, resource administration, user and group management, process, services and kernel management, and network configuration. Students will also learn how to set up network and other services on a server system and perform remote administration. Administrative tasks include file compression, system backup, and software installation. Topics in troubleshooting, performance tuning, virtualization and system security are also covered in this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 116 OR COMPSFI 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 260
Computer Information Systems Field Project 3
This is a capstone course that provides students with practical application of computer skills by participation in a planned and coordinated field project. At the start of the class, specific goals and requirements will be carefully outlined to ensure that the student is aware of his or her responsibilities. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:CIS 260 - Prerequisites: Minimum of 18 credit hours completed with a C or better in CIS or NET TEC or CSFI courses, and consent of Department Chair.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Comp Security and Forensic Inv
COMPSFI 102-1
Information Security Essentials 3
This course covers essential terminology, concepts, principles, and practices in Information Security and Assurance. The course balances a mix of technical and non-technical components for building, managing, and maintaining secure systems. The course introduces students to risk management, security policies, laws and ethics as they relate to Information Security, and prevailing controls and countermeasures used to minimize the risk of security breaches and intrusions. The course also provides an overview of the current trends in information security and the challenges faced when attempting to build secure systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 101 OR CIS 116 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Networking Technologies
NET TEC 121
Internetworking I 3
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation in networking technologies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. NOTE: CIS 101 or CIS 116 or COMPSFI 101 recommended prior to enrolling in this course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NET TEC 122
Internetworking II 3
This course describes the architecture, components, and operations and routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality, and the essential routing protocols and virtual LAN operation in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in NET TEC 121, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NET TEC 221
Internetworking III 3
This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality, resolve common issues in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks, and implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in NET TEC 122, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NET TEC 222
Internetworking IV 3
This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. In a complex hierarchical networks, students will learn the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements, configure and troubleshoot network devices, resolve common issues with data link protocols, and develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in NET TEC 221, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NET TEC 240
Operating Systems/Server I 3
This course introduces the concepts and components of a domain server to manage and serve the resources available in a network environment. The fundamentals of a domain controller including domain services, network name resolution, resource containers, directory management, and network accessibility are discussed with hands on learning experience. The processes of serve installation, configuration, and maintenance will establish the necessary knowledge for planning and implementing advanced services. Writing assignment, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course. Allowed repeatable course: course may be repeated up to three times and may count for a maximum of four variable credits. Consent of Department Chairperson required for repeatability.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 116 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

9 CH
​Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in the subjects Computer Information Systems (0032), Networking Technologies (0165), or Computer Security and Forensic Investigation (0162).

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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