Information Technology - Network Management

Contact(s): Brian Crump

The Network Management curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.

Coursework includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Design an addressing scheme for a small to medium TCP/IP network.
  • Configure, manage, and secure network equipment and services.
  • Configure and manage client/server operating systems and related programs.
  • Configure and manage virtual machine environments.
  • Evaluate industry standard security practices

Information Technology - Network Management – Associate in Applied Science – A25590N

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
CTI 110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 3
NET 125 Introduction to Networks (1st 8 weeks) 3
NET 126 Routing Basics (2nd 8 weeks) 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CTI 120 Network and Security Foundation 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 3
NET 225 Routing & Switching I (1st 8 weeks) 3
NET 226 Routing and Switching II (2nd 8 weeks) 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
MAT 143
Quantitative Literacy
or Precalculus Algebra
3
Social Science Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 3
NOS 231 Windows Administration II 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
NOS 232 Windows Administration III 3
CTI 289 Computer Technology Integration Capstone Project 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 3
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
SEC 160 Security Administration I 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective * 3
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours70

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

IT - Network Management – Diploma Option – D25590N

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CTI 110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 3
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 3
NET 125 Introduction to Networks (1st 8 weeks) 3
NET 126 Routing Basics (2nd 8 weeks) 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CTI 120 Network and Security Foundation 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 3
NET 225 Routing & Switching I (1st 8 weeks) 3
NET 226 Routing and Switching II (2nd 8 weeks) 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
 Credit Hours18
Summer
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours40

IT - CISCO Technologies Certificate – C25590DC

NET 125Introduction to Networks3
NET 126Routing Basics3
NET 225Routing & Switching I3
NET 226Routing and Switching II3
Total Credit Hours12

IT - Microsoft Technologies Certificate – C25590DM

Gainful Employment Disclosure

ACA 111College Student Success1
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
NET 125Introduction to Networks3
NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts3
NOS 130Windows Single User3
NOS 230Windows Administration I3
Total Credit Hours16

IT - CISCO Career Pathway

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

NET 125Introduction to Networks3
NET 126Routing Basics3
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts3
NOS 130Windows Single User3
Total Credit Hours15

IT - Microsoft CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

ACA 111College Student Success1
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
NET 125Introduction to Networks3
NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts3
NOS 130Windows Single User3
NOS 230Windows Administration I3
Total Credit Hours16