A.A.S. Information Technology - Networking & PC Maintenance
Why Networking and PC Maintenance?This two-year degree prepares students for a career in the computer technology field. Students learn techniques to install and troubleshoot problems relating to networking, operating systems and maintenance. Students will gain knowledge and skills to solve problems relating to both hardware and software. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program students will be able to:
|First Year - Fall Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
|Written Communication Elective||3|
NTS 104NTS 104 - CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks
Introduction to Networks. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. A hands-on approach is used to teach students to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
|CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks||4|
M 108M 108 - Business Mathematics
This course is a study of math and terminology used by business and industry. The course will begin with a review of the fundamental principles of arithmetic and percentages. Payroll, bank records, interest, notes, discounts, markup, inventory, depreciation, and stocks and bonds will be covered. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements for the AA/AS degree. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement score or concurrent enrollment in NC 021 Supplemental Instruction/Academic Support for Mathematics. For those in NC 021, attendance and participation in NC 021 will be reported to your M 108 instructor for consideration in your M 108 grade.
|Electives||3||First Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
CAPP 151CAPP 151 - MS Office
This is an intermediate-level course using the Windows Vista operating system and an integrated software package with emphasis on the business environment. The approach is a hands-on experience creating more complex documents, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, publications, web pages, and pictures. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A.
|Oral Communication Elective||3|
NTS 105NTS 105 - CCNA 2: Routing & Switching
This course focuses on 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. Students will 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.
|CCNA 2: Routing & Switching||4|
GDSN 145GDSN 145 - Introduction to Web Design
This course provides fundamental instruction on creating, editing, and enhancing Internet web sites. Students will gain hands-on experience that includes internet navigation and communication, web page creation using basic HTML/XHTML code and Adobe Dreamweaver, publishing web pages to the World Wide Web, and web site management and maintenance.
|Introduction to Web Design||3|
ITS 165ITS 165 - Intro to Operating Systems and Command Line
This course examines the role of operating system software and various user interfaces including the use of virtual machines. The curriculum focuses on using both a command line interface and a graphical user interface for system management tasks, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery.
|Intro to Operating Systems and Command Line||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
CSCI 107CSCI 107 - Joy and Beauty of Computing: Python Programming
This course examines the computing field and how it impacts the human condition. The instructor introduces exciting ideas and influential people. The course provides a gentle introduction to computational thinking using the Python programming language.
|Joy and Beauty of Computing: Python Programming||3|
ITS 280ITS 280 - Computer Repair & Maintenance
The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to troubleshoot and repair microcomputer systems. This goal is achieved through a three-part effort: (1) theory presentation with regular assessment; (2) hands-on operation and exploration in lab experiments; and (3) troubleshooting applications in the lab. Hands-on training includes, but not limited to, servicing microcomputers and portable devices, identification, installation, and configuration of microprocessors, memory, system boards, power supplies and disk drives. The emphasis of this course is both the hardware and operating systems for the current CompTia A+ Certification test/s. held a Pearson VUE testing site.
|Computer Repair & Maintenance||4|
COMX 106COMX 106 - Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace
Students will study human behavior and personality, self management, self-development, and elementary business psychology. Classroom focus is on career planning and job search: students will develop skills to prepare resumes, cover letters, and other communications involved in obtaining a job. This class is a requirement for the Professional-Technical programs.
|Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace||2|
|Electives||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
CAPP 158CAPP 158 - MS Access
This is an intermediate-level course presenting computerized database management and design with emphasis on the relational concepts. Topics covered include hands-on experience creating, querying, and maintaining databases; presenting information using reports and forms; and integrating data with other software programs. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A.
|MS Windows Server 2012||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.