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A.S. Degree, Network Services Technology - General

Degree Type: A.S.
Major Code: NSGEN-AS
CIP: 1511090103
Former CIP: 1507030401

The Network Services Technology - General degree provides graduates the skill and knowledge to administer and manage complex local area networks, as well as wide area networks in multiple environments. Emphasis is placed on administering, designing, installing, configuring, connecting, planning and maintaining local area networks and enterprise networks. This program prepares graduates for roles as network administrators, network designers, network integrators and network analysts in the enterprise environment.

Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the Network Services Technology - General degree:

  • Computer Engineering Technology CISCO/CCNA
  • Computer Repair and Installation Certificate
  • Computer Specialist Certificate
  • IP Communications Technician Certificate
  • IT Client Specialist Certificate
  • IT Management Certificate
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Certificate
  • Wireless and IP Support Specialist Certificate
Major Courses
AvailableCET1179Network Concepts and Operating Systems
This course is an introduction to computer networks and operating systems. Computer components are identified and their functions explained. Operating system functions include command execution, disk drive operations, file maintenance, directory maintenance, batch files and system configurations. Network topics include proper logging in, logging out, network security and network questions and solutions. Operating typical business software such as word processing, spreadsheets and database management of a network will be introduced. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableCET1178CNetwork Computer Maintenance and Repair (A+)
This course is an introduction to network maintenance and repair. Preventative maintenance and diagnosis of the microcomputer will be emphasized along with basic-to-advanced troubleshooting skills. Software and hardware tools will be used and evaluated in class. Preventative maintenance, upgrades, system diagnostics, configuration files, power, memory, drives, input/output (I/O), modems, communications, printing and how these topics interact in the network will be examined. Lab fee required.
4
AvailableCET1600CCisco Networking Fundamentals (Net+)
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the basics of networking hardware. The course covers the OSI Model and industry standards, network topologies, IP addressing, subnetting and basic network design. This is the first of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam. Lab fee required.
3
Support Courses
AvailableCET1526CIntroduction to UNIX (Linux+)
This course introduces students to the UNIX Operating System. The course includes an overview of UNIX, simple commands, the VI Editor, file system, shell, communication, program development, shell programming and shell scripts. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableCTS1120Introduction to Internetworking Security (Security+)
This course examines the principles, mechanisms and implementation of network security and data protection. The topics presented will help students gain the fundamentals of network security and explain what happens behind the scenes and from the point of view of a computer. Topics include definition and use of password crackers, operating system exploits, what is a Hacker, IP Spoofing, Session Hijacking, Denial of Service attacks (DOS), Buffer Overloads, general concepts of password security, how to create a company-wide security policy, how to perform security audits and how to recover from such attacks. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableCTS2142Information Technology Project Management
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the skills, knowledge and tools needed to effectively manage projects with special emphasis on the unique challenges of the computing and information technology industries. The course will cover all nine areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project management instruction.
3
AvailableCTS2345CWindows Server 2008 Active Directory (70-640 exam)
This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to configure, manage and maintain the Windows 2008 Active Directory structure. Both logical and physical components will be explained and demonstrated. Students will learn to create a forest/domain structure, organize and plan user/group strategies, deploy site configurations, understand Operation Masters and their role within the Active Directory structure and learn the basic backup and restore features of this directory service. Knowledge of Windows Vista/Windows XP and/or client interfaces is suggested. Lab fee required.
4
Not availableCTS1163CConfiguring Windows 7 Client (70-680 exam/MCITP)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform installation, post-installation, configuration and day-to-day administration tasks in a single domain or multiple domain environment using Windows 7.
4
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AvailableCTS1327CConfiguring Windows 8 (70-687 exam/MCSA)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform installation, post-installation, configuration and day-to-day administrative tasks in enterprise systems in single domain or multiple domain environments using Windows 8.
4
Technical Specialization Tracks
Choose one Track:
Network Operating Systems Track
AvailableCET1854CIntroduction to Wireless Technologies
This course is designed to provide students with a complete foundation of knowledge for entering into or advancing in the wireless networking industry. It covers basic RF theory to link budget math, including topics from troubleshooting to performing a site survey. This course delivers hands-on training that will benefit the novice as well as the experienced network professional. Lab fee required.
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AvailableCTS2346CWindows Server 2008 Administrator (Exam-70-646)
This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install and configure Windows Server 2008 and to manage and create end-user records, handle printing infrastructures, monitor remote servers, manage storage and system restore and maintenance. Knowledge of Windows Vista, XP and/or client interfaces is suggested. File/folder structure management and creation and hardware knowledge is required. Lab fee required.
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AvailableCTS2347CWindows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (Exam 70-642)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure. Students will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies. Students will gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and IP-enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance. Lab fee required.
4
Not availableCTS1334CSupporting Users and Troubleshooting Applications on a MS Windows Desktop
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to configure and troubleshoot applications and/or operating system settings regarding applications that are installed on the Microsoft Operating System stand-alone or networked client computers that may be a part of a workgroup or a network environment. Topics include application setup, e-mail and Outlook Express account configuration, Internet Explorer (IE) configuration and troubleshooting methodology, the ability to resolve issues related to usability of applications, customization of Windows settings and the ability to answer end-user questions related to application security settings. Knowledge of Network Concepts, Command Line and hardware knowledge is required. Lab fee required.
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Any CET XXXX, CIS XXXX, COP XXXX, CTS XXXX not already required.2
CISCO Network Infrastructure Track
AvailableCET1610CCisco Router Technology
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the basics of routing. The course covers the beginning router configurations, routed and routing protocols and an introduction to LAN switching. This is the second of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam. Lab fee required.
4
Not availableCET1675CIntroduction to IP Telephony
This course explains how companies are using IP Telephony equipment and software to efficiently upgrade existing telephone systems. In addition, the course will give the student a fundamental understanding of the architecture of voice communication and how signaling, call quality and public switched telephone networks operate in a LAN/WAN networking environment. The use of IP Telephony products will be discussed and how software allows companies to cost-effectively upgrade and eventually replace existing (legacy) telephone systems with more cost-effective and easy-to-use telephone equipment. Lab fee required.
4
Not availableCET2615CCisco Advanced Routing and Switching
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the advanced principles and applications of networking hardware. The course covers the advanced router configurations, LAN switching, network management and advanced network design. This is the third of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam. Lab fee required.
4
Not availableCET2620CCisco Projects in Routing Design and Administration
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the advanced principles, applications and implementation of networking hardware. The course covers the advanced network design projects and advanced network management project. This is the fourth of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam. Lab fee required.
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Any CET XXXX, CIS XXXX, COP XXXX. CTS XXXX not already required.2
Virtualization Track
Not availableCTS2370CVirtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration
In this course students learn the concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation, configuration and management of a VMware virtual infrastructure. This course covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation, fundamentals of storage area networks, virtual switching, virtual management and engineering for high availability.
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Not availableCTS2371CVirtual Infrastructure: Deployment, Security and Analysis
This course focuses on the deployment, security and analysis of the VMware virtual infrastructure including scripted installations, advanced virtual switching for security, server monitoring for health and resource management, high availability management, system backups and fault analysis.
4
Not availableCTS2372CVirtualized Server Implementation I
In this course students learn the deployment, planning and analysis of the Citrix server including the designing of terminal services and application planning.
4
Not availableCTS2411CInformation Storage Management
In this course students learn how to manage advanced storage systems, protocols and architecture including Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network-Attached Storage (NAS), Fiber Channel Networks, Internet Protocol SANs (IPSAN), ISCI and Content-Addressable Storage (CAS).
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Any CET XXXX, CIS XXXX, COP XXXX, CTS XXXX not already required. 2
General Education Courses
AvailableENC1101English I
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
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AvailableENC1102English II
In this course students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
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AvailableENC1210Technical Writing
This course is a study of and practice in various forms of technical writing: complete formal reports, letters of application, resumes, articles or technical essays and oral presentations. Emphasis is on the grasp of scientific and technical ideas and effective verbal presentation of these ideas. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
Note: Students pursuing Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree should choose ENC 1102.
AvailableSPC1608Introduction to Oral Communication
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension.
3
Humanities General Education course3
Mathematics General Education course3
Social Science General Education course3
Total Credits:63
Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

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