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Network and Wireless Technologies

Network and Wireless Technologies

View Network and Wireless Technologies AAS (G):
View IT Professional + Certificate (G): 254
View Network Engineer Certificate (G):
View Wireless Technologies Certificate (G): 227


Network and Wireless Technologies AAS (G)

This A.A.S. is a three (3) track degree which provides entry-level skills in the fields of Wireless, Cisco and Microsoft. The career curriculum is designed to accommodate both students and the business community. Regardless of track, all students take the 44 credit hours of general education and other requirements.

The wireless track consists mainly of cellular, WiFi, wireless and wired security, microcomputers and electronics. Topics include wireless communications theory and practice, electronics for wireless technologies, solid state devices, wireless system design, security and test equipment used in wireless communications.

The Cisco and Microsoft tracks will prepare technically skilled individuals in network engineering and administration. Graduates complete a comprehensive program preparing them for positions involving client needs assessment, network design, network installation and maintenance, inter-network communication and connectivity, specialized network functions, and on-site network administration.

The Cisco track will assist students in preparing for the CompTIA Network+ exams and depending on which electives are taken; it will also help prepare students for the Certified Novel Administrator (CNE) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exams.

The Microsoft track will help students prepare for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification exams.


WIRELESS AND TECHNOLOGY TRACK :  354A
First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
NWIT 101 Introduction to Wireless Technologies 
3
NWIT 127 Microcomputer Essentials 3
NWIT 140 Microcomputer Practical Applications 3
Mathematics foundation * 3
Second Semester
NWIT 130 Network Cabling Technology  3
NWIT 150 Electronics for Wireless 4
NWIT 170 Network Operating Systems 3
English foundation 3
Speech foundation 3
Third Semester
NWIT 151
Introduction to Networking 3
NWIT 173 Network Security 3
NWIT 229 Wireless Communications 4
Health foundation 1
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Fourth Semester
NWIT 274 Advanced Wireless Communications 4
NWIT 275 Wireless Security 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
Technical elective† 1-3
Total Credit Hours  for  WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES TRACK   60-62

*  Students should consult with an adviser regarding the requirements of transfer institutions.  It is strongly recommended that in the event students want to transfer or be considered for a higher level position in industry, they take MATH 180 Precalculus for their mathematics foundation course.

†  An acceptable elective is any NWIT 200-level course or CMSC 253.


MICROSOFT TRACK: 354B

First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing  3
NWIT 101 Introduction to Wireless Technologies 3
NWIT 127 Microcomputer Essential  3
NWIT 140 Microcomputer Practical Application 3
NWIT 151 Introduction to Networking 3
Second Semester
NWIT 170 Network Operating Systems
3
NWIT 200 Microsoft Windows Client Operating System 3
NWIT 203 Microsoft Windows Server 3
  English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation*
3
Third Semester
NWIT 173 Network Security 3
NWIT 204 Supporting Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure 3
Speech foundation 3
Natural science distribution with lab 3
Technical Elective †
3
Fourth Semester
NWIT 130 Network Cabling Technology 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution  3
Health foundation 1
Technical electives† 4
Total Credit Hours for MICROSOFT TRACK   60

* Students should consult with an advisor regarding the requirements of transfer institutions. It is strongly recommended that in the event students want to transfer or be considered for a higher level position in industry, they take MATH 180 Precalculus for their mathematics foundation course.

† Acceptable electives are any combination of 4-credit and 3-credit NWIT 200-level courses or any NWIT 200-level course and CMCS 253 that totals at least 7 credits.


CISCO TRACK : 354C

First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
NWIT 101 Introduction to Wireless Technologies 3
NWIT 127 Microcomputer Essentials 3
NWIT 140 Microcomputer Practical Applications 3
Mathematics foundation * 3
Second Semester
NWIT 130 Network Cabling Technology 3
NWIT 151 Introduction to Networking 3
NWIT 170 Network Operating Systems 3
NWIT 252 Cisco Networking 2 3
English foundation  3
Third Semester
NWIT 173 Network Security 3
NWIT 253 Cisco Networking 3 3
NWIT 254 Cisco Networking 4 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
Speech foundation 3
Fourth Semester
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Health foundation 1
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Elective† 3
Elective† 3
Total Credit Hours for CISCO TRACK   60

* Students should consult with an adviser regarding the requirements of transfer institutions. It is strongly recommended that in the event students want to transfer or be considered for a higher level position in industry, they take MATH 180 Precalculus for their mathematics foundation course.

‡ Acceptable electives are any combination of 4-credit and 3-credit NWIT 200-level courses or CMCS 253, or any combination of NW 200-level courses or CMCS 253 that totals at least 7 credits.

Program Outcomes for the Network Wireless & Technology AAS Degree:   Wireless Technologies Track

  • Install, maintain, and evaluate computer networks. 
  • Design network systems and architecture.
  • Demonstrate best practices in the use of lab equipment and network hardware.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair wireless communications .



Program Outcomes for the Network Wireless & Technology AAS Degree:  Microsoft Track

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Install, maintain and evaluate computer networks.
  • Design network systems and architecture. 
  • Demonstrate best practices in the use of lab equipment and network hardware.
  • Show capability to operate and use Windows Server to include Active Directory.
  • Demonstrate best practices in the implementation of network security.


Program Outcomes for the Network Wireless & Technology A.A.S. Degree:  Cisco Track


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

-Install, maintain, and evaluate computer networks.
-Design network systems and architecture
-Demonstrate best practices in the use of lab equipment and network hardware.
-Successfully complete the Cisco practice professional certification exam.



IT Professional + Certificate (G) 254

New:   Effective Semester Fall 2012

This career certificate is designed to provide students with technical understanding of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism required of all entry-level IT professionals. Skills included software and hardware installation, network configuration and diagnosing, preventive maintenance and security fundamentals with more of a "hands-on" orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems. It also prepares students to take professional CompTIA A+, Linux+, Network+, and Security+ certificates.

CMSC 253 Linux/Unix System Administration 4
NWIT  127 Microcomputer Essentials
3
NWIT  140 Microcomputer Practical Application
3
NWIT  170 Network Operating Systems
3
NWIT  173 Network Security
3
Total credit hours 16
Program Outcomes for the Microcomputer Technician Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate solid foundation skills and competency in a range of microcomputer hardware and software configuration and troubleshooting techniques
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of microcomputer hardware and software. 
  • Demonstrate ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and analyze network structures. 
  • Demonstrate problem solving that employs technical skills and comprehension of networking with application to current industry. 
  • Understand and employ the skills and concepts used to secure networks. 
  • Demonstrate constructive and organized work habits. 
  • Demonstrate students' readiness to take the CompTIA A+, Linux+, Network+, and Security+ certificates. 

 

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Network Engineer Certificate (G)

Revised: Effective Semester Spring 2006
(formerly under Network Engineering A.A.S. which is deleted effective spring 2006)

This career curriculum prepares technically skilled individuals in network engineering and administration. Graduates complete a comprehensive program preparing them for positions involving client needs assessment, network design, network installation and maintenance, inter-network communication and connectivity, specialized network functions, and on-site network administration. Extensive classroom work and lab experience—mirroring real-world production network scenarios—augment academic instruction. This curriculum helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exams. Completion of courses leading to the award of the Network Engineer certificate include 36 credit hours of courses, with (30-31) required credits and (5-6) credits of selected electives that meet the program specifications.

Program Requirements
CMSC  243 Systems Analysis and Design
3
CMSC 140 Introduction to Programming
3
NWIT  127 Microcomputer Control Programs
3
NWIT  140 Microcomputer Configuration and Installation
3
NWIT  151 Introduction to Networking
3
NWIT  170 Network Operating Systems
3
MCSA (Microsoft Windows System Administrator) Track: 215A
NWIT 200
Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems
3
NWIT 203 Microsoft Window Server
3
NWIT 204 Supporting Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
3
NWIT 205 Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows Directory Services
3
CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate) Track: 215B
NWIT 173 Network Security
3
NWIT 252 Cisco Networking 2
3
NWIT 253 Cisco Networking 3
3
NWIT 254 Cisco Networking 4
3
Electives (Select 6 credits)
CMSC 250 UNIX/LINUX Operating System
3
NWIT  173 Network Security
3
NWIT  200
Microsoft Window Client Operating System
3
NWIT  203 Microsoft Windows Server
3
NWIT  204 Supporting Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
3
NWIT 205 Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows Directory Services
3
NWIT 252 Cisco Networking 2
3
NWIT 253 Cisco Networking 3
3
NWIT 254 Cisco Networking 4
3
NWIT 255 Cisco Advanced Routing
6
Total credit hours  36
Program Outcomes for the Network Engineer Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving that employs technical skills and comprehension of either Networking or Microsoft Windows Systems with application to current industry.
  • Demonstrate solid foundation skills and competency in a range of either Networking or Microsoft Windows Systems techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and analyze either Network or Microsoft Windows Systems structures.
  • Demonstrate constructive, organized work habits.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of either Networking or Microsoft Windows systems media and equipment.

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Wireless Technologies Certificate(G): 227

Revised: Effective Semester Fall 2008

This curriculum, incorporating basic electronics and digital electronic devices and communication systems, prepares students to enter the wireless communication systems field. It also provides a foundation in cellular theory and construction of wireless communication systems. The student may also elect to apply all of these credits toward completion of the A.A.S. degree.

NWIT 101 Introduction to Wireless Technologies
3
NWIT 150 Electronics for Wireless
4
NWIT 173 Network Security
3
NWIT 229 Wireless Communication
4
NWIT 274 Advanced Wireless Communications
4
NWIT 275 Wireless Security
3
Total credit hours 21
Program Outcomes for the Wireless Technology Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that incorporate the technical aspects of wireless communications.
  • Understand cellular theory and construction of wireless communication systems used in the mass communications field.
  • Demonstrate preparedness in the area of mobile and wireless data communications.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency using basic electronics and digital devices.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with different communication systems.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures.

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Refer to  course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet
  General Education requirements.


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