Network Administration and Information Security (CIP Code: 11.1001, 11.1003)Download Program Outline
Program Title: Network Administration and Information Security
Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Contact Hours: 900
Outside Study Hours: 1800
Semester Credits: 60 hours (including 15 semester credits of General Studies)
Program Duration: 120 weeks
Cost per Credit Hour: $249
Total Tuition: $14,940
Course Materials and Fees: $125
Total Course Materials and Fees: $2,500**
Total Cost of AAS Program: $17,440 (including course materials and fees)
The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Network Administration and Information Security will prepare graduates to meet the challenges of the next decade in this high demand field. Successful graduates of this dual-emphasis program will be able to perform tasks associated with installing, upgrading and maintaining computer network systems in typical LAN/WAN environments. They will be capable of effectively assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, recommending safeguard solutions and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. The academic and professional skills focused on during the program provide as well a basic knowledge of project management using MS Project. The program prepares graduates to function successfully in entry level network administration and information security positions.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:
- ✓ Demonstrate proficiency in the use of current Microsoft Office Suite products.
- ✓ Identify and evaluate computer systems issues and implement effective remediation policies.
- ✓ Communicate effectively utilizing accepted business practices and applications.
- ✓ Setup a small to medium size LAN and a WAN Network.
- ✓ Oversee and regulate the computer system and performance requirements of the network.
- ✓ Describe and implement performance balancing, redundancy, network management and system migration and upgrades.
- ✓ Perform problem diagnosis, troubleshooting, and system maintenance on multiple types of network scenarios.
- ✓ Design, develop and manage information technology projects in a variety of companies and organizations.
- ✓ Assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions and perform the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures.
Upon successfully completing of this program, graduates should be able to perform tasks of an entry level Network Administrator in a small to a medium size Network setup, or any related positions in the information technology and network administration fields.
ACOT's program courses are designed in sequential order. Therefore, the student must complete the given course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.
In order for students to successfully complete their program, all required materials must be completed, submitted, and within the maximum program duration. Students who fail to complete the program at this level may appeal to the Director of Education for an extension.
Students must also complete the proctored Degree Exit Examination for this program to graduate.
Students can complete a course with a grade of "D" or 1.0, however, in order to meet SAP requirements and be able to graduate, the student has to have an overall average of "C" or (2.0 out of 4.0) for all courses and be able to complete all work required within 150% of the program duration or an additional year of the published length whichever is less.
* This course has a proctored final exam. Please refer to the Proctored Examination Policy and Procedure in the College Catalog or on the website at: www.acot.edu/policies.htm
** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.
|Required Courses||Credit Hours|
|CIS-100||Information Technology and Distance Learning 3||3|
|CIS-110||Integrated Business Applications||3|
|CIS-130||Relational Database Management||3|
|CIS-140||Programming Logic and Design||3|
|CIN-150||Computer Networking for LANs to WANs||3|
|CIN-160||Windows 2008 Server I||3|
|CIN-200||Windows 2008 Server II||3|
|CIN-170||Windows 2008 Server Networking I||3*|
|CIN-210||Windows 2008 Server Networking II||3|
|CST-200||Principles of Information Security||3|
|CST-240||Network Security Fundamentals||3|
|CST-250||Introduction to Computer Forensics||3*|
|PMM-190||Information Technology Project Management||3|
|General Courses||Credit Hours|
|GEC-100||Basic English and Communications||3|