NETWORKING SPECIALIST (NS14)

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.

Diploma Program
Program Length 59 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 Diploma Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics
3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
     
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 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST xxxx CIST Electives 14
  Choose one (1) of the following two courses:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
  OR  
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
     
COMPLETION OF ONE SPECIALIZATION IS REQUIRED
CISCO EXPLORATION SPECIALIZATION (8C12) 16
CIST 2451 Introduction to Networks - Cisco 4
CIST 2452 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CIST 2453 Cisco Scaling Networks 4
CIST 2454 Cisco Connecting Networks 4
   
LINUX/UNIX SPECIALIZATIONS (8LS2) 16
CIST 2431 UNIX/Linux Introduction 4
CIST 2432 UNIX/Linux Server 4
CIST 2433 UNIX/Linux Advanced Server 4
CIST 2434 UNIX/Linux Scripting 4
     
MICROSOFT WINDOWS NETWORKING SPECIALIZATION (8M42) 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
59