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CIT - Network Support

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steve Robinett

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) Program prepares individuals to assume a role in computer support with skills and responsibilities in user support, hardware and software troubleshooting, and basic system maintenance.

The Network Support Degree prepares students for a career in supporting Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) with a focus on the skills required to understand and manage the operation of a small and large computer network.

Upon completion of the Network Support Degree, students will be able to successfully design, implement, manage, and maintain effective network infrastructures for both home and corporate clients as an entry level network technician/system administrator.


Graduates are prepared to:

  • Utilize TCP/IP applications to prove their understanding of networking protocols used to control modern networking infrastructures.
  • Master the concepts of the theoretical OSI networking model.
  • Create, maintain, and troubleshoot both wired and wireless network infrastructures and infrastructure devices.
  • Employ and master the skills needed to create and maintain serveribased networks using both Microsoft Windows and open source Linux server systems.
  • Develop and implement a logical troubleshooting and maintenance system for Personal Computing systems.
  • Prepare for networking support industry standard certifications such as: CCNA, CCNP, MCSA or MCSE, and CompTIA Network+.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees$6,380
Application Fee$30
Lab Fees$210
Books/Supplies$1,721
Total$8,341
*

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
First Year
FallCredits
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3
ITS 125Fund of Voice Data Cabling +3
NTS 104CCNA 1: Intro to Networks *,+3
NTS 105CCNA 2: Routing Switching *,+3
Select one of the following:  
M 095Intermediate Algebra **,+4
M 121College Algebra **,+3
M 151Precalculus **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4
Term Credits15
Spring
ITS 210Network OS - Desktop *,+3
NTS 204CCNA 3: Scaling Networks *,+3
NTS 205CCNA 4: Connecting Networks *,+3
ITS 280Computer Repair Maintenance *,+4
Select one of the following  
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing **,+3
Term Credits16
Second Year
Fall
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
ITS 215Network OS -Dir /Infrastructre *,+4
ITS 260CCNP: Routing (equiv to 362) *,+4
Technical Electives ***4
Term Credits15
Spring
ITS 217Network OS - Server Admin/Apps *,+4
ITS 264CCNP: Switching (equiv to 364) *,+4
ITS 299Capstone:Internship *,+3
ITS 224Introduction To Linux 4
Term Credits15
Total Credits61
*

Indicates prerequisites needed.

**

Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.

***

Technical electives must be approved by program director.

+

A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.