Information Technology Specialist - Network Administration

72 credit Associate of Applied Science program

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Program Description:
This program is offered on-campus or online. Most courses prepare students for CompTIA, CISCO and Microsoft Certifications. A 30-credit certificate, a 59-credit diploma and a 72-credit Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program give students the flexibility they need. Students are prepared to provide technical support for computer networks in business environments. Students are taught server and network administration, hardware support skills, and security essentials.

Program outcomes include:
• Perform PC configuration and maintenance tasks, including hardware and OS installation and troubleshooting, and configuration for network services
• Describe the OSI Reference Model, layered communications principles, and routing, bridging and switching principles and devices, and use these concepts effectively in verbal and written communication
• Manage Cisco router hardware and the Cisco Internet Operating System (IOS), including planning, installation, configuration, management, upgrading and troubleshooting of routers and switches
• Analyze organizational networking needs, and design and implement Local Area and Wide Area Networks (LANs and WANs), including hardware and software configuration and management, and security (access control)
• Design and implement basic network services such as DHCP, DNS, network shares and printing, remote access, user accounts and groups, and manage desktop and network security

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
CIS15003Computer User SupportThis course introduces the student to concepts and methods in computer user support, effective customer service, problem solving and case management, and the use of help desk management systems and software. (Prerequisites: Completion of semester I of any CIS degree or diploma program) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS15213A+ Operating System TechnologiesThis course prepares the student to describe the technologies and apply the skills identified in the CompTIA A+ Operating Systems Technologies Examination Objectives. (Prerequisites: None)(1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS15223A+ Core HardwareThis course prepares the student to describe the technologies and apply the skills identified in the CompTIA A+ Core Hardware Examination Objectives. (Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL0460 and READ0465 or test out)(1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS17453Network Administration: UNIXAn introduction to the increasingly popular UNIX operating system using free Linux. Students will understand the architecture of UNIX (file system, processes, and device management), learn how to use common UNIX application and utility programs, program in scripting languages, and learn basic UNIX systems and network administration methods and techniques. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19463CISCO Networking IThis course is the first in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH0460, or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19473CISCO Networking IIThis course is the second in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA or CISCO Certified Networking Associate exam. (Prerequisites: CIS1946) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19503Network Administration: Windows ClientThis course is intended to help students learn how to plan, implement, manage, and support the latest Microsoft Windows Client operating system and prepare for the associated Microsoft Certified Professional examination. (Prerequisites: CIS1401, CIS1521, or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19723Network Administration: SQL ServerThis course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot the Microsoft SQL Server client-server database management system. (Prerequisite: CIS2952) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS28103Network Administration: SecurityThis course introduces students to fundamental concepts and methods in data and network security and prepares them to take industry Security+ certification examination. (Prerequisites: CIS1947 or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lab/2 hrs lec/0 hrs OJT)
CIS28203Network Administration: Active DirectoryThis course teaches the essential knowledge and skills required to administer Microsoft Active Directory and DNS (Domain Name Server) on a Windows Server. (Prerequisites: CIS2952) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS29483CISCO Networking IIIThis course is the third in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisite: CIS1947) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/ 0 hrs OJT)
CIS29493CISCO Networking IVThis course is the fourth in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisite: CIS2948) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS29523Network Administration: Windows ServerThis course is designed to help students learn how to plan, implement, manage, and support the latest Microsoft Windows Server operating system and prepare for the associated Microsoft Certified Professional examination. (Prerequisites: CIS1950 or instructor's consent, READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH0460 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS29543Network Administration: Windows Network InfrastructureThis course is intended for new-to-product support professionals who will be responsible for installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server and networking technologies such as routing, DHCP, DNS, WINS, IPSEC, and certificate services. (Prerequisites: CIS2952 or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS29761Emerging Technologies in Information SystemsIn this laboratory course, the student will research and apply emerging technologies in Information Systems. Students will propose, design, and implement one or more working systems involving current technologies, while reinforcing project management and teamwork skills. (Prerequisites: Completion of Semester II of any CIS degree or diploma program or instructor's consent) (0 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS2980Computer Careers InternshipThis course enables students to acquire practical experience in a variety of professional settings that draw on the skills learned in the student's program of study. It also enables students to test the practical range of some of the ideas presented in their coursework and to experience first-hand some of the career possibilities available to them, as well as an opportunity to network and to gain the job experiences necessary to employment success after graduation. (Prerequisites: Permission of the department and required second-year courses) (0 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/1-4 hrs OJT)
CIS29873CIS CapstoneThis course is designed as a "capstone" for the CIS program. It provides students with the opportunity to apply the full range of technical and communication skills they have developed throughout the program. In this course students will work under the guidance of faculty to design, implement and document one or more complete IT solution for a typical set of business and/or scientific computing requirements. (Prerequisites: Students must have completed Semesters I, II and III of the program planner from which the student intends to graduate) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester at Lake Superior College. It provides a foundation for students to make a successful transition to college by: (1) creating a connection to the college community and resources, (2) introducing tools for academic success, and (3) developing personal, academic, and career goals. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT) *Exemptions: - Students who have not declared a degree or diploma - Students who are in a certificate or diploma program of fewer than 37 credits - Students in good academic standing who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course - Students in good academic standing who have earned 24 college credits post high school
MATH11004College AlgebraThe study of functions, theory of equations, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and selected topics from advanced algebra. MTC goal areas: (2) Critical Thinking and (4) Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. (Prerequisites: MATH0470 or MATH0480 or appropriate placement test score) (4 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Other Course Requirements:
FOR SEMESTER III YOU MAY CHOOSE MATH1100 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (MATH0470 OR MATH0480 CR OR APPROPRIATE PLACEMENT SCORE) 4 CR OR
MATH1105 PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS (MATH0460 WITH A C OR BETTER OR APPROPRIATE PLACEMENT TEST SCORE) 3 CR OR
PHIL1125 LOGIC (COLLEGE-LEVEL READING AND WRITING AND MATH0460 OR E1QUIVALENT) 3 CR


Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Mathematics:
• A score of 71 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Electives:
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (CHOOSE SIX CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:)
CIS 2560 3 CR
CIS 2845 3 CR
CIS 2973 3 CR
CIS 2974 3 CR
CIS 2999 1-3 CR

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)
FYE1000 INTRO TO COLLEGE 1 CR
MATH1100, MATH1105, or PHIL1125 3-4 CR
GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER 10-11 CR

MN Transfer Curriculum:
Select at least one course from the following:
FYE1000 1
MATH1100 or MATH 1115 4

General Education other (10 credits):
Select from Communication, Mathematical/Logical Reasoning, History and the Social and Behavioral
Sciences, or Humanities and Fine Art