Information Technology - PC Support and Networking

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in information technology with an concentration in PC support and networking. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 64 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 50 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1020 Introduction to Information Technology
This course provides an overview of information technology. Concepts to be covered include: history of data processing, computer hardware, computer software, problem-solving techniques, business use of computers, social aspects, and careers.
3
INFO 1170 Operating Systems I
This course provides an overview of operating systems from a network and administrative point of view. Topics include: operating system installation options, joining workgroups and domains, creating and maintaining user and group accounts and permissions, file sharing, configuring security, and configuring and installing printers.
3
INFO 1600 Personal Computer Systems Maintenance and Repair
Introduction to the maintenance, upgrading, and repair of personal computer systems. This course prepares the student for taking CompTIA's A+ Core hardware certification test. Lecture and lab experience on system hardware such as mother boards and memory, hard and floppy disk drives, expansion boards, video circuits, printers, monitors, power supplies, and I O devices.
3
INFO 1610 Personal Computer Systems Maintenance and Repair Lab
Lab experience for INFO 1600.
1
INFO 1710 Web Page Development
The Web Page Development course is intended to show students what the basic HTML code is behind a web page and how to use HTML to construct a site. Topics covered include finding and using images, linking pages, making tables, frames, javascript, navigation, backgrounds, and design elements of a website.
1
INFO 1800 Microcomputer Applications II
Covers more advanced features and switches utilized in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and email applications. Skills acquired will include customizing toolbars and menus, integrating applications, and automating tasks.
3
INFO 1850 Operating Systems II
This course provides students with the skills to acquire advanced knowledge in each of the stand-alone Microsoft Operating Systems and experience with the Linux and MAC operating systems. Topics include: network connectivity, installation, command line interface, registry editing, troubleshooting, security, recovery, and file systems.
3
INFO 2320 Introduction to Database
A study of database theory, design and management through application, development, and implementation. Topics include: Database planning and organization, common database models, normalization, the total DBMS concept, logical and physical model design, program database strategies control and recovery, security and integrity, query application, and advanced database topics. Emphasis is placed on application assignments using SQL that encompass topics and concepts presented in the course.
3
INFO 2610 Computer Support Technology
This course develops advanced troubleshooting skills to prepare the student for industry certification. Students will learn DOS commands and Windows operating system installation and configuration, along with troubleshooting and connectivity of internal and external devices that are used in today's industry.
3
INFO 2650 Network Servers
Intensive introduction to multi-user, multi-tasking network operating systems. Characteristics of the Linux and Windows network operating systems will be discussed. Students explore a variety of topics including installation procedures, security issues, back-up procedures, and remote access.
3
INFO 2700 Cisco Networking I
This course is an introduction into computer networking. It uses Cisco's Networking Academy Program-CNAP curriculum and covers the first semester of the CNAP. The CNAP teaches networking basics and is intended to be a preparatory program for the Cisco Certified Network Associate-CCNA Exam. The concepts covered in this course are networking terminology and protocols, LAN basics, the OSI model layers, network cabling, network topologies, IP addressing, and basic networking standards.
4
INFO 2710 Cisco Networking II
This course is the second in a series of courses covering computer networking. It uses Cisco's Networking Academy Program-CNAP curriculum and covers the second semester of the CNAP. The CNAP teaches networking basics and is intended to be a preparatory program for the Cisco Certified Network Associate- CCNA Exam. The concepts covered in this course are introductory WAN concepts, basic router operation, router configuration, router components and IOS images, details of IP addressing, and routing protocols.
4
INFO 2720 Principles of Information Security
This course presents an in-depth exposure of the current risks and threats to an organization's data. Methods of auditing and safeguarding critical electronic assets will be discussed. Historical background of various types of security breaches and theoretical vulnerabilities for information security in businesses will be included in the curriculum.
3
INFO 2730 Information Security Lab
This course allows students to apply the basics of their introductory security knowledge in a hands-on environment with detailed exercises using a computer operating system. Coverage includes scanning, operating system vulnerability analysis and resolution, firewalls, security maintenance, forensics, and more. Full versions of security software will be included with the course and training using this software will be provided.
1
INFO 2750 Cisco Networking III
This course is the third in a series of courses covering computer networking. It uses Cisco's Networking Academy Program-CNAP curriculum and covers semester 3 of the CNAP. The CNAP teaches networking basics and is intended to be a preparatory program for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate-CCNA Exam. The concepts covered in this course are the basics of classless routing, the intermediate level routing protocols, switch configuration, LAN design, Virtual LANs, and switch protocols.
4
INFO 2760 Cisco Networking IV
This course is the fourth in a series of courses covering computer networking. It uses Cisco's Networking Academy Program-CNAP curriculum and covers semesters 4 of the CNAP. The CNAP teaches networking basics and is intended to be a preparatory program for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate-CCNA exam. The concepts covered in this course are IP Address scaling using NAT; and also the standards and protocols of WANs such as PPP, ISDN, and Frame Relay. Network management issues are also discussed.
4

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 1000 Human Relations and Ethics
Study of modern methods and procedures used in effective human relations and ethics including information on the following: definition and history of human relations, ethics, diversity, self-esteem, motivation, communication and personality styles, conflict management and resolution, and team building and rapport as well as self expression and effective listening skills.
3
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology
An introduction to the science of psychology including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perceptions and theoretical perspectives.
3

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1100 Foundations of Mathematics
This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, geometry and dimensional analysis, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics.
3

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications
Covers the command and functions available on microcomputers including a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a database. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3

Social Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to the nature and concepts of economics. Topics include economic systems, measurement and analysis of aggregate variables such as national income, expenditures, fiscal and monetary policy, employment, and inflation. Other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.
3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives 3-4 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1400 Programming in Visual BASIC
This course uses Visual BASIC to write computer programs to run in the Microsoft Windows environment. Includes writing, testing, and debugging of programs.
4
INFO 2500 Programming in C++
A study of programming in the C++ language. Topics include: data types, arithmetic, text screen I O, data conversions, statements to implement the three basic structures of programming, preprocessor, user-defined functions, scope and classes of variables, arrays, strings, structures, unions, memory allocation, disk files, classes, inheritance, and polymorphism. Students will design, code, test, and debug programs.
5
INFO 2200 Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to computer algorithms and algorithm development; programming in a high-level programming language with emphasis on good program structure and style. Laboratory assignments develop familiarity with both the numerical and non-numerical aspects of computer science.
3

Suggested Elective Courses

Choose one from INFO 1400, INFO 2500, or INFO 2200


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