Network Systems Security

Program Description:

The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Network Systems Security offers comprehensive network training from Mountwest Community and Technical College’s Microsoft Information Technology Academy and Cisco Networking Academy. Within the two-year Associate Degree program, students take courses developed by Microsoft and Cisco, providing specialized skills in network administration, design, and security. Students will take courses preparing them for the following certifications:

CompTIA’s A+ Hardware and Operating Systems................... Microsoft’s MCITP: Server Administrator (Microsoft Certified IT Professional)
CompTIA’s Linux+.................................................................. Cisco’s CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
CompTIA’s Security+.............................................................. CompTIA’s Server+

REQUIRED COURSES for Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
ENL 111 Written Communication1 3
IT 102 Advanced Computer Applications 3
IT 120 Network Operating Systems 4
IT 131 Introduction to Networking2 (EDGE) 4
     
COM 112 Oral Communication 3
IT 141 Networking Systems II3,4 (EDGE) 4
IT 224 Fundamentals of Network Security3,5 3
  Approved Math Elective6 3
     
IT 210 Networking Administration I2,7,8 3
IT 211 Networking Administration II2,5 3
IT 216 Networking Administration III2,5 3
IT 217 Networking Administration IV2,5 3
IT 231 Networking Systems III2,7 (EDGE) 3
     
ENL 231 Technical Report Writing9 3
IT 225 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs3,10 4
IT 241 Networking Systems IV3,11 (EDGE) 4
IT 277 Management Information Systems12 3
IT 299 Information Technology Internship13 3
     

1   ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
2   IT 131, IT 210, IT 211, IT 216, IT 217, and IT 231 are offered fall semesters only.
3   COM 112 and ENL 231 have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
4   IT 141, IT 224, IT 225, and IT 241 are offered spring semester only.
5   IT 141 has a prerequisite of IT 131.
6   IT 224 has a prerequisite of IT 101 or IT 102.
7   Approved Math electives are MAT 145, MAT 146, MAT 205 and MAT 215 (select one based on program track – see advisor).
8   IT 210 has a prerequisite of IT 120 or permission.
9   Networking Administration classes IT 210, IT 211, IT 216, and IT 217 must be taken concurrently. These classes cannot be taken individually.
10 IT 225 has a prerequisite of IT 131, IT 230, or Permission.
11 IT 241 has a prerequisite of IT 231.
12 IT 277 should be taken in last semester or permission.
13 IT 299 has a prerequisite of permission of Program Coordinator/Dean.

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