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Computer Networking & Security Technology-Computer Network Specialist
Network administrators and network security specialists are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2010. In order to maintain a competitive edge and operate more cost effectively, firms will continue to demand computer-networking professionals who are knowledgeable in the latest technologies and able to apply them to meet the needs of business.

The expanding integration of Internet technologies by businesses has resulted in a rising demand for networking professionals who can develop and support Internet, Intranet and web applications. This translates into a need for computer-networking professionals who can help organizations use technology to communicate with employees, clients, and consumers. Explosive growth in these areas is also expected to fuel demand for specialists knowledgeable in network security.

Network management, network security and other growing specialty occupations reflect the increasing emphasis on client-server applications, the growth of the Internet, the expansion of World Wide Web applications and Intranets, and the demand for more end-user support. In addition, growth of the Internet and expansion of the World Wide Web have generated a variety of occupations relating to design, development, and maintenance of websites and their servers. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor-Job Outlook Statistics).

The Computer Networking & Security Technology program will provide students with the skills needed to compete in a high technology job market that continues to expand rapidly.

CNST graduates are successfully employed as:

Network and Computer Systems Administrators or Network Specialists who:
• Design, install, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), network segment, or Internet system.
• Maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems, and monitor the network to ensure availability to system users plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

Computer Security Specialists who:
• Manage the organization’s information security.

Webmasters who:
• Administer all technical aspects of a website, including performance issues, such as speed of access
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
ITNW1325  Fundamentals of Networking Technologies24963
CPMT1303  Introduction to Computer Technology24963
ITNW1354  Implementing & Supporting Servers24963
Total Hours6122889
Semester 2
ITSE1331  Introduction to Visual BASIC Programming * 24963
ITNW2321  Networking with TCP/IP24963
ITNW2305  Network Administration24963
MATH1314  College Algebra30483
Total Hours91233612
Semester 3
ITSY1342  Information Technology Security24963
ITNW2354  Internet/Intranet Server24963
ITNW2312  Routers24963
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
Total Hours91233612
Semester 4
ITSY2301  Firewalls & Network Security24963
ITSY2330  Intrusion Detection24963
ITNW2359  Web Server Support & Maintenance24963
ITNW2335  Network Troubleshooting & Support24963
SPCH1318  Interpersonal Communication30483
Total Hours111643215
Semester 5
ITNW2350  Enterprise Network ° ‡ 24963
ITNW1313  Computer Virtualization24963
ITSY2359  Security Assessment & Auditing24963
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective † 30483
Total Hours121238415
Grand Totals4764177663
º This course is designated as the capstone course
† Courses articulated with high schools
‡ Course with external learning experience
* ITSE 1331 OR ITNW 1353


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