2021-2022 College Catalog

Networking Specialist AAS

Networking Specialist AAS (Major Code: NS13)

Program Description

The Computer Information Systems Networking Specialist Degree program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates will be competent in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

Career Information

Occupation

Computer Network Support Specialists

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 12.4% nationally and 17.4% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $60,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Peter Ejindu

Program Coordinator, Computer Information Systems

Academic Building C2310A

404-225-4538

pejindu@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 5 Terms
Credit Hours: 69
Estimated Program Cost: $12,660

Course Outline

General Education Courses (15 Credits)

Area I – Language Arts/Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Select one of the following
ENGL 1102Literature and Composition

3

SPCH 1101Public Speaking

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral - Select one of the following

ECON 1101Principles of Economics

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

Area III – Natural Science/Mathematics – Select one of the following

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

MATH 1100Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Select one of the following

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

Occupational Courses (28 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar

3

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

XXXX xxxx Guided Advisor Approved Electives

14

Network Security Electives – Select one of the following (3 Credits)

CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals

3

CIST 1602Security Policies and Procedures

3

Introductory-Level Networking Courses – Select one of the following (4 Credits)

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO

4

Operating Systems Courses – Select one of the following (3 Credits)

CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts

3

CIST 2431UNIX/Linux Introduction

4

Choose one of the following Specializations (16 Credits)

Linux/Unix Specialization

CIST 2431UNIX/Linux Introduction

4

CIST 2432UNIX/Linux Server

4

CIST 2433UNIX/Linux Advanced Server

4

CIST 2434UNIX/Linux Scripting

4

Microsoft Specialization

CIST 2411Microsoft Client

4

CIST 2412Microsoft Server Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 2413Microsoft Server Networking

4

CIST 2414Windows Server Identity Services

4

CISCO Specialization

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO

4

CIST 2452Cisco Switching, Routing & Wireless Essentials

4

CIST 2453Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

4

CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks

4

Total Credit Hours: 69

 

Program Outcomes

1. Graduate will have the ability to maintain and repair personal computers, network hardware, associated peripheral equipment and software in support of WAN/LAN operations.
2. Graduate will have the ability to provide network technical support including but not limited to: installations, upgrades and configuration of file servers, tape back-up units, workstations, network printers, and software.
3. Graduate will have the ability to perform network troubleshooting to diagnose and isolate network PC related problems as well as file servers. Install and test network operating systems software, workstation applications and various hardware configurations.
4. Graduate will have the ability to Install and test network operating systems software, workstation applications and various hardware configurations.
5. Graduate will have the ability to perform network-based hardware and software repairs including, but not limited to: workstations, cabling, concentrators, hubs, routers, switches, file servers, and other related equipment.