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CIT - Network Support

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steve Robinett

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) Program prepares individuals to assume a role in computer support with skills and responsibilities in user support, hardware and software troubleshooting, and basic system maintenance.

The Network Support Degree prepares students for a career in supporting Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) with a focus on the skills required to understand and manage the operation of a small and large computer network.

Upon completion of the Network Support Degree, students will be able to successfully design, implement, manage, and maintain effective network infrastructures for both home and corporate clients as an entry level network technician/system administrator.


Graduates are prepared to:

  • Utilize TCP/IP applications to prove their understanding of networking protocols used to control modern networking infrastructures.
  • Master the concepts of the theoretical OSI networking model.
  • Create, maintain, and troubleshoot both wired and wireless network infrastructures and infrastructure devices.
  • Employ and master the skills needed to create and maintain serveribased networks using both Microsoft Windows and open source Linux server systems.
  • Develop and implement a logical troubleshooting and maintenance system for Personal Computing systems.
  • Prepare for networking support industry standard certifications such as: CCNA, CCNP, MCSA or MCSE, and CompTIA Network+.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

DescriptionCosts
Tuition and Fees $6,380
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $210
Books/Supplies $1,721
Total $8,341

*

Fall 2016 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
CAPP 120 Introduction to Computers + 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
ITS 210 Network OS - Desktop *,+ 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


Second Year
Fall
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
ITS 215 Network OS -Dir /Infrastructre *,+ 4
ITS 260 CCNP: Routing (equiv to 362) *,+ 4
Technical Electives *** 4
Credits15

Second Year
Spring
ITS 217 Network OS - Server Admin/Apps *,+ 4
ITS 264 CCNP: Switching (equiv to 364) *,+ 4
ITS 299 Capstone:Internship *,+ 3
ITS 224 Introduction To Linux 4
Credits15
Total Credits61-62


*

Indicates prerequisites needed.

**

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

***

Technical electives must be approved by program director.

+

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