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 54 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
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
  Choose one (1) of the following English courses:
ENGL 1010

ENGL 1101
Fundamentals of English I
OR
Composition and Rhetoric
3

(3)
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  Choose one (1) of the following Mathematics courses:
MATH 1012

MATH 1100

MATH 1101

MATH 1111
Foundations of Mathematics
OR
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
OR
Mathematical Modeling
OR
College Algebra
3

(3)

(3)

(3)
     
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
     
Occupational Courses
30
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 9
  Choose one (1) of the following Networking courses:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
  OR  
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals (4)
     
SELECT ONE OF TWO SPECIALIZATIONS  
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
     
Cisco Exploration 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
     
 
Total Hours
54