This program teaches students a strong background in PC and Windows Server essentials. It is available days and evenings and is financial aid-eligible.

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course
Course Title CL LAB CR
IST 104C PC/Mobile Hardware and Networking 2 2 3
IST 154C Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
IST 180C Cloud Services and Windows Server 2 2 3
IST 254C Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials 2 2 3
IST 256C Enterprise, Networking, Security, and Automation 2 2 3
IST 263C Network Security 2 2 3
IST xxxC IT elective 2 2 3
Total Credits       21

Graduates are able to:

  • Test for the worldwide industry­ recognized certification, CCNA Routing and Switching
  • Have strong, marketable skills related to networking
  • Demonstrate professional behavior, critical thinking and problem solving, and the ability to work with and manage a group

Graduates can enter into the following professions (not an inclusive list): entry-level help desk technician, help desk technician, entry-level network technician, and network technician. Students complete four semesters
of the Cisco Academy and are prepared to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification exam and the
Microsoft Technology Associate exam.

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