|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|#||IST 103C||Programming with Raspberry Pi||2||2||3|
|#||IST 106C||IT Career Topics||1||0||1|
|#||IST 108C||Personal Computer Hardware and Software||2||2||3|
|PSYC 105C||Introduction to Psychology or|
|SOCI 105C||Introduction to Sociology||3||0||3|
|ENGL 101MC||English Composition||4||0||4|
|#||IST 151C||Introduction to Networks||2||2||3|
|#||IST 170C||Introduction to Linux||2||2||3|
|MATH 120C||Topics in Applied College Mathematics or higher level math course||4||0||4|
|XX xxxC||Science Elective*||3||2||4|
|ENGL 102MC||Introduction to Literature||3||0||3|
|#||IST 153C||Routing and Switching Essentials||2||2||3|
|#||IST 280C||Windows Server Operating Systems||2||2||3|
|#||IST 293C||IT Career Development||1||2||2|
|#||IST xxxC||Information Technology Elective||2||2||3|
|ENGL 294MC||Communicating Mindfully Capstone||1||0||1|
|#||IST 251C||Scaling Networks||2||2||3|
|#||IST 253C||Connecting Networks||2||2||3|
|#||IST 263C||Network Security||2||2||3|
|#||IST 294C||Senior IT Internship||0||8||2|
|IST xxxC||Information Technology Elective||2||2||3|
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# Indicates major field courses.
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
Curriculum for students entering program in 2017-18.
The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Information Technology - Networking is awarded upon successful completion of the program.
The Information Technology - Networking Degree prepares students to start or advance their IT career or to transfer seamlessly to a 4-year college. If you enjoy working with computers, earning an IT degree will help you turn that interest into a professional career. Alumni who specialized in Networking are employed in a wide range of jobs such as configuring and repairing PCs, providing technical support, or designing and administering networks.
All degree candidates study core IT competencies including, personal computer hardware and software, an Introduction to Internet of things, networking for home and small businesses, and server administration. In addition to these core competencies, students concentrate in Network Design and Administration.
Students take the following Cisco Networking courses:
- Introduction to Networks
- Routing and Switching Essentials
- Scaling Networks
- Connecting Networks
These courses prepare students to sit for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam and the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. NHTI's Information Technology Department is a Cisco Networking Academy and a VMware Academy.
The department also offers a course in Personal Computer Hardware and Software which prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification, a widely recognized vendor-neutral certification for service technicians.
Through team projects, a required internship, and capstone activities, students find junior or entry-level positions such as:
- Network Administrator
- Applications Development Engineer
- Database Administrator
- Database Designer
- Web Programmer
- System Administrator
- Software Quality Assurance Engineer
- Technical Support Specialist
- Computer Support Consultant
- Help Desk Analyst
- Systems Analyst
Some graduates continue their formal education by pursuing a bachelor's degree at another college. Others begin or continue their professional careers directly.
- Transferring to other institutions
- Transfer (Articulation) Agreements (specific to this program)
- Transferring to NHTI
If your goal is a 4-year degree in Information Technology (IT), why not complete your first two years at NHTI?
It may save you thousands of dollars, and let you learn in a local, hands-on environment!
Specific Admission Requirements
- Computer keyboarding skills are assumed.
All students are required to complete a senior internship in the area of their concentration and career goals. The internship provides real-life experience applying skills learned in the classroom. Employers work closely with the students and professors to ensure an environment that enhances each student's education, provides experience and introduces the student to the IT business environment.
NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.