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Computer Network Infrastructure

Certificate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steve Robinett

NOTE: This program is currently under review. Please contact the program director or your advisor.

Gainful Employment Programs Information


Graduates are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate an entry-level understanding of network infrastructure cabling.
  • Install and basically configure network routers and switches.
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate industry standard certification exam with at least an 80%.
  • Pass the CompTIA A+ industry standard certification exam battery with at least an 80%.
  • Obtain and keep an entry-level computer networking professional position in the workforce.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

DescriptionCosts
Tuition and Fees $3,255
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $210
Books/Supplies $957
Total $4,452

*

Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.


Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

CodeCourseCredits
COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

First Year
FallCredits
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency + 3
ITS 125 Fund of Voice & Data Cabling + 3
NTS 104 CCNA 1: Intro to Networks *,+ 3
NTS 105 CCNA 2: Routing & Switching *,+ 3
Select one of the following:
M 095 Intermediate Algebra **,+ 4
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
M 151 Precalculus **,+ 4
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
Credits15-16

First Year
Spring
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
NTS 204 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks *,+ 3
NTS 205 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks *,+ 3
ITS 280 Computer Repair & Maintenance *,+ 4
Select one of the following:
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 122 Intro to Business Writing **,+ 3
Credits16
Total Credits31-32


*

Indicates prerequisite needed.

**

Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.

+

A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.