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Network and Wireless Technologies

Network and Wireless Technologies

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


Network and Wireless Technologies A.A.S. (G)

Revised: Effective Semester Fall 2013

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.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
  English foundation
3
  Health foundation
1
  Mathematics foundation*
3
  Speech foundation
3
Distribution Courses    
  Arts or humanities distribution
3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
  Natural sciences lab distribution
4
Program Requirements
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
NW 101 Introduction to Wireless Technologies
3
NW 127 Microcomputer Control Programs
3
NW 130 Network Cabling Technology
3
NW 140 Microcomputer Configuration and Installation
3
NW 151 Introduction to Networking
3
NW 170 Network Operating Systems
3
NW 173 Network Security
3
Wireless Technologies Track: 354A
NW 150 Electronics for Wireless
4
NW 229 Wireless Communications
4
NW 274 Advanced Wireless Communications
4
NW 275 Wireless Security
3
  Technical Electives†
3
Total credit hours 62
Microsoft Track: 354B
NW 199 Microsoft Windows Client Operating System
3
NW 203 Microsoft Windows Server
3
NW 204 Supporting Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
3
  Technical electives‡
7
Total credit hours 60
Cisco Track: 354C
NW 252 Cisco Networking 2
3
NW 253 Cisco Networking 3
3
NW 254 Cisco Networking 4
3
  Technical Electives ‡
7
Total credit hours 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 MA 180 Precalculus for their mathematics foundation course.
† An acceptable elective is any NW course or CS 253.
‡ Acceptable electives are any combination of 4-credit and 3-credit NW courses or CS253, or any combination of NW courses or CS253 that totals at least 7 credits.

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

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

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills in the Cisco, Wireless, or Microsoft Technology fields.
  • Employ the concepts in one of the three fields involved in Network and Wireless Technologies.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and to demonstrate an understanding of one of the three fields in Network and Wireless Technologies.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures within one of the three fields in Network and Wireless Technologies.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits, including lab utilization and associated paperwork and oral reports.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of lab equipment and network hardware.
  • Develop a portfolio of Wireless and Technology projects representing creativity and technical proficiency for professional use.
  • Complete the A.A.S. degree program with the necessary courses to facilitate employment in the networking industry

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.

CS 253 Linux/Unix System Administration 4
NW 127 Microcomputer Essentials
3
NW 140 Microcomputer Practical Application
3
NW 170 Network Operating Systems
3
NW 173 Network Security
3
Total credit hours 22
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
CS 136 Systems Analysis and Design
3
CS 140 Introduction to Programming
3
NW 127 Microcomputer Control Programs
3
NW 140 Microcomputer Configuration and Installation
3
NW 151 Introduction to Networking
3
NW 170 Network Operating Systems
3
MCSA (Microsoft Windows System Administrator) Track: 215A
NW 199 Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems
3
NW 203 Microsoft Window Server
3
NW 204 Supporting Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
3
NW 205 Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows Directory Services
3
CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate) Track: 215B
NW 173 Network Security
3
NW 252 Cisco Networking 2
3
NW 253 Cisco Networking 3
3
NW 254 Cisco Networking 4
3
Electives (Select 6 credits)
CS 216 UNIX Operating System
3
NW 173 Network Security
3
NW 199 Microsoft Window Client Operating System
3
NW 203 Microsoft Windows Server
3
NW 204 Supporting Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
3
NW 205 Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows Directory Services
3
NW 252 Cisco Networking 2
3
NW 253 Cisco Networking 3
3
NW 254 Cisco Networking 4
3
NW 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.

NW 101 Introduction to Wireless Technologies
3
NW 150 Electronics for Wireless
4
NW 173 Network Security
3
NW 229 Wireless Communication
4
NW 274 Advanced Wireless Communications
4
NW 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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 General Education requirements.


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