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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
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)

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.
  • ✓ Communicate effectively utilizing accepted business practices and applications.
  • ✓ Setup a small to medium size LAN and a WAN Network.
  • ✓ Oversee and regulate the computer system and performance requirements of the network.
  • ✓ Describe and implement 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.
ABTU's program courses are designed in sequential order. Therefore, the student must complete the given course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.

Graduation Requirements

In order for students to successfully complete their program, all required materials must be completed, submitted, and within the maximum program duration. Students who fail to complete the program at this level may appeal to the Director of Education for an extension. Students must also complete the proctored Degree Exit Examination for this program to graduate.
Students can complete a course with a grade of "D" or 1.0, however, in order to meet SAP requirements and be able to graduate, the student has to have an overall average of "C" or (2.0 out of 4.0) for all courses and be able to complete all work required within 150% of the program duration or an additional year of the published length whichever is less.

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

Required Courses Credit Hours
CIS-100 Information Technology and Distance Learning 3 3
CIS-110 Integrated Business Applications 3
CIS-120 Microsoft Excel 3*
CIS-130 Relational Database Management 3
CIS-140 Programming Logic and Design 3
CIN-150 Computer Networking for LANs to WANs 3
CIN-160 Windows 2008 Server I 3
CIN-200 Windows 2008 Server II 3
CIN-170 Windows 2008 Server Networking I 3*
CIN-210 Windows 2008 Server Networking II 3
CST-200 Principles of Information Security 3
CST-240 Network Security Fundamentals 3
CST-250 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3*
PMM-190 Information Technology Project Management 3
PMM-200 Microsoft Project 3*
General Courses Credit Hours
GEC-100 Basic English and Communications 3
GBC-110 Business Communication 3
GBM-200 Business Math 3
GCA-200 College Algebra 3
GGS-200 Global Sociology 3*

Total Credits: 60

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