Network Administration and Engineering

Network Administration and Engineering Course Descriptions

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BCA183 Basic Web Design Software

2 credits – This course will show students how to use a web authoring software to enhance and manage professional quality web sites. Students will create a web site containing multimedia elements, publish it, and maintain it.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: WDV102 Intro to Web Development

BCA205 Database/Spreadsheets

3 credits – This course emphasizes file management and learning to generate and format spreadsheets and databases. File management tasks include managing folders and moving, copying, and deleting files. Spreadsheet tasks include making entries, correcting entries, entering formulas, and creating charts. Database tasks include designing and creating tables, generating queries, creating forms and reports, and database maintenance. Basic computer literacy is expected of students enrolling in this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: Appropriate math placement score;
A minimum grade of 'C' in RDG039 College Preparatory Reading II or appropriate compass score

Co-requisites: Ability to type 15 net words per minute on a five-minute timing. Test will be given on the first day of class.

BCA232 Multimedia for Web Design

3 credits – This course is designed to show students the tools and methods for using multimedia objects in web development. Media types discussed will include streaming video and audio, animation, inline media, and online chat. Students will create a website that incorporates multimedia elements.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

CIS303 Introduction to Database

3 credits – This course will introduce students to data management using databases. Focus will be given to database models, data storage concepts, SQL, and data warehousing.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

CIS750 Project Management

3 credits – This course is designed to provide students exposure to project management and its importance to improving success in information technology projects. Topics addressed in the course will include triple constraints of project management, project life cycle, cost estimates, value management and motivation theory, and team building. Tools and techniques important to project management will also be presented, including project selection methods, work breakdowns, network diagrams, critical path analysis, and scheduling. Students will have the opportunity to utilize software to help plan and manage an information technology project.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in NET313 Windows Server and a minimum grade of D in NET213 CISCO Networking.

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace

3 credits – This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

CSC110 Introduction to Computers

3 credits – An introductory course in electronic information processing and information system management designed to provide the students with a general understanding of computer hardware and software and the facility to use this knowledge in the creation and management of useful information. Students will be given hands-on experience with operating system, word processing, database management, presentation and spreadsheet software. Exposure to and use of the Internet, including security and privacy concerns, is an integral part of the course. Basic computer literacy is expected for students entering this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing.

A minimum grade of 'C' in RDG039 College Preparatory Reading II or appropriate Compass score.

Other Requirements: The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing.

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

GRA150 Introduction to Web Design

3 credits – This course will help students learn the basic concepts of web page design. Students will learn how to use the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Dynamic HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and other tools to create multimedia web pages.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

GRA162 Web Page Graphics

3 credits – This course will give students a more in depth look into web-based graphics. This course will give students experience with different file formats on the web. Also, this course will give students a broader experience of high-end graphics programs.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: GRA150 Introduction to Web Design

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

NET109 A+ Certification Prep

4 credits – This course will teach basic knowledge of operating systems (Windows 9x, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000, Windows Me, and Windows XP). This course will teach the important knowledge and skills necessary to competently install, build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair personal computer compatible hardware including troubleshooting basic network and internet connectivity, dial-up, DSL, and cable. Additionally, this course will also cover the latest memory, bus, peripherals, and wireless technologies.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

NET152 Advanced Network Technologies

3 credits – This course will cover the advanced topics of networking topologies, management utilities, performance monitoring and management, construct network security, develop and maintain network documentation and determine appropriate action for common problems. Students will learn skills associated with network remote access, performance monitoring and extension of network services via wireless technologies. This course will build and expand upon Cisco 1-4 concepts and skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

NET213 CISCO Networking

4 credits – This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Labs use a “model Internet” to allow students to analyze real data without affecting production networks. Packet Tracer (PT) activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a simulated environment. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices such as routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

NET225 Routing and Switching Essentials

4 credits – This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANS, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in NET213 CISCO Networking .

NET268 CCNA Routing and Switching: Scaling Networks

3 credits – This is the third of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issued with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in NET225 Routing and Switching Essentials.

NET269 CCNA Routing and Switching: Connecting Networks

3 credits – This is the fourth of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in NET268 CCNA Routing and Switching: Scaling Networks .

NET310 Virtual Machines

3 credits – This course will cover the concepts of virtualization including hardware and software. Topics will include benefits vs. risks analysis, installation and configuration, operation and maintenance and disaster recovery.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in NET313 Windows Server.

NET313 Windows Server

3 credits – This course provides the core foundation for supporting network based servers. Students will learn the skills necessary to install, configure, customize, optimize, network, integrate and troubleshoot a server based operating system. Students will study the design, implementation, and support a Network Server network including specialized servers that are common to most networks.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in NET109 A+ Certification Prep Course and NET213 CISCO Networking

NET343 Windows Directory Services

3 credits – This course concentrates on the specifics of active directory administration. The course includes setting up, maintaining, and administrating the active directory services of current windows server products.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: NET313 Windows Server

NET346 Windows Exchange Server

3 credits – This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to update and support a reliable, secure messaging infrastructure. This infrastructure is used for creating, storing, and sharing information by using Microsoft Exchange Server in a medium-sized to large-sized (100 to 5,000 seats) messaging environment. This course offers a significant amount of hands-on practices, discussions, and assessments that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills that are needed to update and support Exchange Server.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: NET313 Windows Server

NET412 Linux System Administration

3 credits – This course will introduce students to the Linux Operating System and is designed for students with little or no previous experience with Linux. Students will gain experience and understanding of basic setup and installation, configuration, navigation, permissions, command shells, and GUI environments available on Linux systems.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

NET474 Certification Preparation

1 credit – This course is designed as a review and final preparation for students taking Information Technology certification tests.

Lecture Hours: 16

Pre-requisites: Instructor approval required. Must have satisfactory grades in supporting classes and demonstrate motivation to attain certification.

NET475 Certification Preparation

2 credits – Course is designed as a review and final preparation for students taking Information Technology industry certification exams.

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: Instructor Approval Required. Must have satisfactory grades in supporting classes and demonstrate motivation to attain certification

NET612 Fundamentals of Network Security

3 credits – This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of network security principles and implementation. Students examine the technologies used and principles involved in creating a secure computer networking environment.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: NET313 Windows Server

NET710 SQL Database

2 credits – This course is designed to give the student the basics of computer database administration. To teach the student what a database server is and how it is used in a modern computer network. The course will inform the student about the components of the database and the tools used to tune the database software for optimum performance.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: CIS303 Introduction to Data Base AND NET313 Windows Server

NET916 Experiential Learning

5 credits – This course will allow students to put the skills obtained in the program to practical use in a simulated real world environment. In addition, students will refine teamwork skills and learn to conduct their actions in an appropriate manner for the business world.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 128

Pre-requisites: Instructor Consent. Instructor consent is needed to verify that students are getting the correct section for their major and that only fourth semester graduating students take this course.

NET932 Internship

2 credits – This course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience, while applying skills and techniques learned in their program of study, under the supervision of an employer, manager, or supervisor.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 128

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in NET109 A+ Certification Prep Course.

Other Requirements: Must be in program major and have completed 30 credits in Network Administration and Engineering, Information Systems Management, or Web Design and Development.

PSY102 Human and Work Relations

3 credits – This course studies self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits – This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits – This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits – This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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