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Networking Technology (Applied Associate of Science Degree) - Network Operating Systems Major

Judy Archer – Department Chair

940 498 6292

jarcher@nctc.edu

The Networking Technology Department at NCTC is an exciting opportunity for those who find interest in Computer Networking. The curriculum provides learning opportunities and hands-on training in the fundamentals of, CISCO, PC Hardware, Network Security, and the Microsoft Windows Server OS platform.

Our labs offer all required equipment as outlined in the CISCO Networking Academy®, as well as the most current versions of Windows Server.

Upon completion of this program, students can seek businesses looking for skilled networking technicians.

The Networking curriculum has been developed with the assistance and advice of an advisory council which is composed of service area industry professionals.

Prerequisite: Students in this program must be able to keyboard at a minimum rate of 40 words per minute (WPM). Those who cannot meet this requirement must take a keyboarding class to improve their skills prior to enrollment.

The Certificate Program-

The Certificate Program provides similar classes to the degree programs, however there are no academic classes in these individual curricula. A student that commences study as a certificate student and later desires to complete the degree program will find that the classes taken for a certificate will readily transfer to the degree program.

Students pursing the certificate typically incur tuition and fee costs of $3,600.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $3,000 across the entire certificate.  Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take one year or 32 academic weeks to complete. This certificate can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

The Degree Program –

Students pursing the degree typically incur tuition and fee costs around $7,500.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $3,000.  Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take 64 weeks to complete.  The degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

Capstone Requirement:  Students completing one of the AAS degrees will enroll in a cooperative education course the last semester of study. The cooperative education course combines classroom learning with work experience and a lecture component.

Degree Requirements

First Year First Semester

ITSC 1325PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE

3 credit hours

ITNW 1358NETWORK+

3 credit hours

ITCC 1401 CISCO EXPLORATION 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS

4 credit hours

ITCC 1404 CISCO EXPLORATION 2: ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:14

First Year Second Semester

ITNW 1353SUPPORTING NETWORK SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE

3 credit hours

ITCC 2408CISCO EXPLORATION 3: LAN SWITCHING AND WIRELESS

4 credit hours

ITCC 2410 CISCO EXPLORATION 4: ACCESSING THE WAN

4 credit hours

ITNW 1308IMPLEMENTING AND SUPPORTING CLIENT SYSTEMS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Year First Semester

ITNW 1354IMPLEMENTING AND SUPPORTING SERVER ENVIRONMENT

3 credit hours

ITSY 1342INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY

3 credit hours

ITSC 1316LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

ITNW 1313COMPUTER VIRTUALIZATION

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year Second Semester

MATH 1332MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS

3 credit hours

ENGL 2311TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

EECT 1300TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 credit hours

GOVT 2305FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics)

3 credit hours

ITNW 2280COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING

2 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 60

*ITNW 2280 will constitute the capstone experience.