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Network Technician (IST)
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Program Overview:
The Information System Technology programs (which include the Network Technician certificate) will prepare students for jobs in areas such as Network Technician, Help Desk Support Technician, Network Administrator, Cybersecurity Analyst, and Data Analyst. Current industry technology and certifications are heavily emphasized.

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Semester 1
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FA2019
SP2020
IST 1200
Introduction to Information Tech
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This course introduces students to multiple concentrations under the Information Systems Technology program. Concentrations covered are Computer Networking/Administration, Cybersecurity, and Internet of Things. Students will be introduced to foundational information and skills for each concentration. They will also learn the importance, best practices, and potential career paths of each concentration.

IST 1201
Introduction to Networks
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This course covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The principles and structure of IP addressing are introduced along with the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum. This course is the first of two courses to prepare students for the CCENT exam.

IST 1210
Information Tech Essentials
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Topics include mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. Course prepares students for the CompTIA A+ exam.

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9
Semester 2
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FA2019
SP2020
IST 1202
Routing & Switching Essentials
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This course covers 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. This course is the second course needed for students to sit for the CCENT exam. PREREQUISITE: IST 1201 Introduction to Networks.

IST 1260
Operating Systems
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This course is designed to cover standard PC operating systems. Course will cover the Operating System portion of the CompTIA A+ exam. Operating systems covered are Windows 7/8/10 with emphasis on 10, Linux, and Mac OS.

IST 2280
Network Security
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This course provides a next step for individuals who want to enhance their CCENT-level skill set and help meet the growing demand for network security professionals. The Cisco Security curriculum introduces the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. This course, along with IST 1201 and IST 1202 prepare student for the CCNA Security exam. PREREQUISITE: IST 1201 Introduction to Networks.

Term Total
9
Program Total
18


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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