Associate in Network Administration and Information Security

Network Administration and Information Security (CIP Code: 11.1001, 11.1003)

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Program Title: Network Administration and Information Security
Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Contact Hours: 900
Outside Study Hours: 1800
Pre-requisite: Highschool Diploma, GED or its equivalent is required for admission.
Semester Credits: 60 hours (including 15 semester credits of General Studies)
Program Duration: 120 weeks
Cost per Credit Hour: $249
Total Tuition: $14,940
Course Materials and Fees: $125
Total Course Materials and Fees: $2,500**
Total Cost of AAS Program: $17,440 (including course materials and fees)

** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Network Administration and Information Security will prepare graduates to meet the challenges of the next decade in this high demand field. Successful graduates of this dual-emphasis program will be able to perform tasks associated with installing, upgrading and maintaining computer network systems in typical LAN/WAN environments. They will be capable of effectively assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, recommending safeguard solutions and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. The academic and professional skills focused on during the program provide as well a basic knowledge of project management using MS Project. The program prepares graduates to function successfully in entry level network administration and information security positions.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of current Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Identify and evaluate computer systems issues and implement effective remediation policies.
  • Demonstrate effective communications utilizing accepted business practices and applications
  • Setup a small to medium size LAN and a WAN Network.
  • Monitor and regulate the computer system and performance requirements of the network.
  • Perform performance balancing, redundancy, network management and system migration and upgrades.
  • Perform problem diagnosis, troubleshooting, and system maintenance on multiple types of network scenarios.
  • Design, develop and manage information technology projects in a variety of companies and organizations.
  • Assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions and perform the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures.

 

Potential Employment

Upon successfully completing of this program, graduates should be able to perform tasks of an entry level Network Administrator in a small to a medium size Network setup, or any related positions in the information technology and network administration fields.

Disclaimer: Many companies, particularly within the Information Technology field, may require background checks and/or drug screenings as a qualification for employment.

* This course has a proctored final exam. Please refer to the Proctored Examination Policy and Procedure in the College Catalog or on the website at: www.abtu.acot.edu/policies/

 

Network Administration & Information Security – Core Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCourse TypeCredits
CIS-100IT (Information Technology) FundamentalsCore3
CIS-110Integrated Business ApplicationsCore3
CIS-120Microsoft ExcelCore 3*
CIS-130Relational Database ManagementCore3
CIS-140Programming Logic & DesignCore3
CIN-150Computer Networking for LAN’s to WAN’sCore 3*
CIN-160Windows 2008 Server ICore3
CIN-170Windows 2008 Server Networking ICore 3*
CIN-200Windows 2008 Server IICore3
CIN-210Windows 2008 Server Networking II Core3
CST-200Principles of Information SecurityCore3
CST-240Network Security FundamentalsCore3
CST-250Introduction to Computer ForensicsCore 3*
PMM-190Information Technology Project ManagementCore3
PMM-200Microsoft ProjectCore 3*
Total Core Credits45

 

General Education Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCourse TypeCredits
English & Communications: select 2 courses from the following 3 course options
GEC-100Basic English & CommunicationsGen-Ed3
GBC-110Business CommunicationsGen-Ed 3
GTW-400Technical Writing
Mathematics: select 2 courses from the following 5 course options
GMA-100College MathematicsGen-Ed3
GMA-150Introductory AlgebraGen-Ed3
GBM-200Business MathGen-Ed3
GCA-200College AlgebraGen-Ed3
STS-300Business StatisticsGen-Ed3
Social / Natural Sciences: select 1 course from the following 6 course options
GGS-200Global SociologyGen-ED 3*
PSY-100Essentials of PsychologyGen-Ed3
GPS-300Political ScienceGen-Ed3
GSH-300Safety & Health in the WorkplaceGen-Ed3
GES-300Environmental ScienceGen-Ed3
Total General Education Credits15
Total AAS Program Credits:60


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