NETWORKING SPECIALIST (NS13)

The Computer Information Systems – Networking Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as 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.

Associate Degree
Program Length 66 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins Campuses

Networking Specialist Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
15
Area I - English/Humanities/Fine Arts  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
     
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
XXXX xxxx Social Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
Choose one Math course from the following three courses:  
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
3
  OR  
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling (3)
  OR  
MATH 1111 College Algebra (3)
     
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
     
Program-Specific Requirements  
XXXX xxxx General Core Elective
3
     
Occupational Courses
35
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance 4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
  OR  
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals (4)
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST xxxx CIST Electives 14
     
COMPLETION OF ONE OF THE SPECIALIZATIONS IS REQUIRED  
CISCO NETWORKING SPECIALIZATION 16
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
CIST 2452 Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
CIST 2453 Cisco LAN Switching and Wireless 4
CIST 2454 Cisco Accessing the WAN 4
     
MICROSOFT WINDOWS NETWORKING SPECIALIZATION 16
CIST 2411 Microsoft Client 4
CIST 2412 Microsoft Server Directory Services 4
CIST 2413 Microsoft Server Infrastructure 4
CIST 2414 Microsoft Server Administrator 4
     
 
Total Hours
66