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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Catalog

Computer Network Security & Administration


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Program Coordinator Doyle McClellan

The keystone of modern business, industry and education is computer technology. Computers are used for a variety of tasks. These include keeping customer records, creating documents, maintaining accounts, emailing and even aid in making decisions based upon statistical analysis of data. Industries use computers for controlling automation and tracking production. Computers are an integral part of modern business. With a degree in Computer Network Security & Administration you’ll have a background with some of the latest technologies such as Windows Server, UNIX/Linux, PC hardware, network security, and Cisco routers. You’ll be one of the keys in insuring people get the information they need to do their jobs. People will rely on you to answer their computer questions and to help them understand hardware and software. As computer and network technology expands, the demand for individuals with computer skills continues to increase. The Illinois Department of Employment Security ranks computer support specialist as the number two career with the most annual job openings for graduates with Associate Degrees. Prepare now to take advantage of the technological changes in business and education with a degree or certificate in Computer Network Security & Administration. Note: Students who are not proficient at typing, should complete OTEC 119-Keyboarding or equivalent.

Nature of Work: Computer Network technicians work with computers systems and network infrastructure. The computer industry needs people who know networks, operating systems, security, PC Hardware and software. Computers are the “brain center” of most business and industrial operations. It is vital that these systems be kept operating and technicians are hired to do so. The versatility developed by this program will allow its graduates to pursue occupations in areas such as computer hardware, network installation, network administration, and systems engineering.

Certifications: Through the AAS degree and certificate programs students can prepare to take several computer industry certifications. Programs are offered to give students experience in preparing for certifications from CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+), Cisco, and Microsoft. Contact the CNET coordinator for help in developing a plan for your desired certification.

Skills and Abilities: The Computer Network technician should be inquisitive, willing to learn new technology, and able to deal successfully with people. In addition to skills directly related to computers, good math, English and speaking skills are important.

30 and Out A.A.S. Degree Program Option: Anyone who has already earned an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Networking by completing 30 semester hours of approved Computer Network Security & Administration courses. Students interested in this program must contact the program coordinator to receive written approval detailing the specific course required for this degree option.
 

Computer Network Security & Administration - CNET/NETWK.AAS


Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

First Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 - 16 Credit Hours


Spring Semester


Total: 16-17 Credit Hours


Second Year


Fall Semester


  • Information Technology Electives 10-12 credit hours
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 credit hours

Total: 13-15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester


Total: 16 - 17 Credit Hours


Information Technology Electives


Total credit hours required for the A.A.S. in Computer Network Security & Administration: 60


  

Microsoft Network Specialist - CNET/MSNTW.CP


Advanced Certificate of Proficiency

The advanced certificate of proficiency is designed for individuals who desire to upgrade skills and develop additional expertise with Microsoft Corporation networking products. The certificate includes course work to prepare for several Microsoft certified exams.  Contact the Computer Network Security & Administration Coordinator for additional information on your experience and about certification exams.

Total: 17 Credit Hours


Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Microsoft Network Specialist: 33


 

Network Hardware Technician - CNET/NETTEC.CP


Advanced Certificate of Proficiency

This certificate is for individuals who would prefer to support networks with hand tools more than keyboards. Emphasis is placed on the installation, management, and maintenance of the physical devices that form networks.

Total: 17-18 Credit Hours


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Network Hardware Technician: 32


  

Network Security - CNET/NTWSC.CP


Advanced Certificate of Proficiency

The Network Security certificate prepares students for the rapidly growing need for the administration of computer networking protection services. This is an advanced certificate that is targeted for individuals who desire to upgrade and develop additional expertise in the computer networking, specifically with security administration.  This certificate trains individuals to administer network security services and to provide trouble-shooting skills. Network security technicians also perform installation and maintenance tasks of computers and associated devices. They are employed by many of the same businesses that maintain large computer networks.

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Network Security: 31


 

PC Servicing - CNET/SERVC.CP


Advanced Certificate of Proficiency

This certificate is for individuals who work in the computer field and would like the ability to service, upgrade and setup computer systems. It gives students a solid hardware and operating systems background. The class sequence prepares completers to take the A+ PC Servicing Certification from a Sylvan Prometric Testing Center.

Total: 14 Credit Hours


Total: 17 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Proficiency in PC Servicing: 31


 

Cisco Network Administrator - CNET/CISAD.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 9 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Cisco Network Administrator: 9


 

Computer System Technology - CNET/SYSTC.CC


Certificate of Completion

The Computer System Technology short-term certificate prepares students to use an operating system to create a file system, navigate through the PC file system using Explorer, solve technical problems with a spreadsheet program, create WEB pages using HTML, and draw technical diagrams using Visio. Students will write descriptions of the operation of bridges, gateways, and routers, create IP addresses, list the features of the Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and implement these protocols on a NetWare Network. The programs instructs students to identify, disassemble and reassemble the common parts of a personal computer; diagnose and troubleshoot computer systems and peripheral devices; select the appropriate peripheral device for a specific application; install, configure, and upgrade computer components; use reference manuals to configure and troubleshoot computer systems; apply appropriate preventive maintenance to computer systems; and locate and price replacement parts. In addition, students will learn to identify an operating system’s functions, structure, and major system files; identify basic concepts and procedures for creating, viewing and managing files, directories and disks; identify the basic operating system boot sequences and boot methods; and identify procedures for loading/adding and configuring application device drivers, and the necessary software for certain devices.

Total: 14-15 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Computer System Technology: 14


 

Microsoft System Administrator - CNET/MSSYS.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 17 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Microsoft System Administrator: 17


   

Network Specialist - CNET/NETSP.CC


Advanced Certificate of Completion

The advanced certificate of completion is targeted for individuals who desire to upgrade and develop additional expertise in the computer networking area. Upon completion students are ready to take the certification exams from a Sylvan Prometric Testing Center. Students entering this demanding certificate program should have completed CNET 131 - Computer Technology I or have equivalent experience. Contact the Computer Network Security & Administration Coordinator for additional information on your experience and about certification exams.

Total: 20 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Network Specialist: 20


  

PC Servicing - CNET/SERVC.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 11 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in PC Servicing: 11



Small Office Network Administrator - CNET/SMOFF.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 17 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Small Office Network Administrator: 17


 

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