Networking Specialist (AAS)

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin and Henry Campuses
  • Major Code: NS13
  • Award Level: Degree
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 6 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 66

Program Description

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post -secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.

Course Expiration:

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in Computer Information Systems, the following course must be taken five years prior to graduation:

  • All CIST
  • COMP 1000

Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.

CourseTitleCredits

First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric (Required)3

Second TermCIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4
CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals OR4
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
MATH 1111, MATH 1100*, MATH 1101*, OR MATH 1103

Third TermCIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals3
CIST 2411Microsoft Client4
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, HIST 2111

Fourth TermCIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services4
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, THEA 1101
Specific Occupational Elective3

Fifth TermCIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4
Specific Occupational Elective3
General Core Elective (Required)3
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III or IV

Sixth TermCIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator4
Specific Occupational Elective4
Specific Occupational Elective4

Specific Occupational Electives
CourseTitleCredit
CIST 1200Database Management4
CIST 1220Structured Query Language (SQL)4
CIST 1305Program Design and Development3
CIST 1510Web Development I 3
CIST 2122A+ Preparation 3
CIST 2222Administering Microsoft SQL Server4
CIST 2224Design and Implement Databases/MS SQL Server4
CIST 2411Microsoft Client4
CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services 4
CIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4
CIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator4
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4
CIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4
CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks4
CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks4
CIST 2471CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing4
CIST 2472CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching4
CIST 2473CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks4
CIST 2510Web Technologies3
CIST 2611Implementing Internet / Intranet Firewalls4
CIST 2921IT Analysis, Design and Project Management4
CIST 2991CIST Internship I3
FOSC 2039Computer Forensics5

Note: It is suggested that students take both of the networking specialty tracks. This will meet the requirements of the networking electives.

*Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a “C” or better but may not be offered at this institution.

CourseTitleCredits

First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers 3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts 3
ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric (Required) 3

Second TermCIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals4
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
MATH 1111College Algebra
MATH 1100*Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
MATH 1101*Mathematical Modeling

Third TermCIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, OR HIST 2111

Fourth TermCIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101

Fifth Term CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks4
Specific Occupational Elective3
General Core Elective (Required)3
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III or IV

Sixth TermCIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks4
Specific Occupational Elective4
Specific Occupational Elective4
Specific Occupational Electives
CourseTitleCredit
CIST 1200Database Management4
CIST 1220Structured Query Language (SQL)4
CIST 1305Program Design and Development3
CIST 1510Web Development I 3
CIST 2122A+ Preparation 3
CIST 2222Administering Microsoft SQL Server4
CIST 2224Design and Implement Databases/MS SQL Server4
CIST 2411Microsoft Client4
CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services 4
CIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4
CIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator4
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4
CIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4
CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks4
CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks4
CIST 2471CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing4
CIST 2472CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching4
CIST 2473CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks4
CIST 2510Web Technologies3
CIST 2611Implementing Internet / Intranet Firewalls4
CIST 2921IT Analysis, Design and Project Management4
CIST 2991CIST Internship I3
FOSC 2039Computer Forensics5

Note: It is suggested that students take both of the networking specialty tracks. This will meet the requirements of the networking electives.

*Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a “C” or better but may not be offered at this institution.

CourseTitleCredits
First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric (Required)3

Second TermCIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4
CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals4
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
MATH 1111College Algebra
MATH 1100*Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
MATH 1101*Mathematical Modeling

Third TermCIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals3
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, OR HIST 2111

Fourth TermCIST 2411Microsoft Client4
CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services4
CIST 2451Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - Choose one: (Required)3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101

Fifth TermCIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4
CIST 2452Cisco Scaling Networks4
CIST 2453Cisco Connecting Networks4

Sixth TermCIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator4
CIST 2454Cisco Accessing the WAN4
General Core Elective (Required)3
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III or IV
Specific Occupational Electives
CourseTitleCredit
CIST 1200Database Management4
CIST 1220Structured Query Language (SQL)4
CIST 1305Program Design and Development3
CIST 1510Web Development I 3
CIST 2122A+ Preparation 3
CIST 2222Administering Microsoft SQL Server4
CIST 2224Design and Implement Databases/MS SQL Server4
CIST 2411Microsoft Client4
CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services 4
CIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4
CIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator4
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4
CIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4
CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks4
CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks4
CIST 2471CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing4
CIST 2472CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching4
CIST 2473CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks4
CIST 2510Web Technologies3
CIST 2611Implementing Internet / Intranet Firewalls4
CIST 2921IT Analysis, Design and Project Management4
CIST 2991CIST Internship I3
FOSC 2039Computer Forensics5

Note: It is suggested that students take both of the networking specialty tracks. This will meet the requirements of the networking electives.

*Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a “C” or better but may not be offered at this institution.

First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric3

Second TermCIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4
CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals4
Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Choose One
MATH 1111, MATH 1100*, MATH 1101*, MATH 11033

Third TermCIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals3
CIST 2431UNIX/Linux Introduction4
Social/Behavioral Sciences: Choose One
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, OR HIST 21113

Fourth TermCIST 2432UNIX/Linux Server4
Specific Occupational Elective3
Hunanities/Fine Arts: Choose One
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 11013

Fifth TermCIST 2433UNIX/Linux Advanced Server4
Specific Occupational Elective3
General Core Elective
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III, or IV3

Sixth TermCIST 2434UNIX/Linux Scripting4
Specific Occupational Elective4
Specific Occupational Elective4
Specific Occupational Electives
CIST 1200Database Management4
CIST 1220Structured Query Language (SQL)4
CIST 1305Program Design and Development3
CIST 1510Web Development I3
CIST 2122A+ Preparation3
CIST 2222Administering Microsoft SQL Server4
CIST 2224Design and Implement Databases/MS SQL Server4
CIST 2411Microsoft Client4
CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services4
CIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4
CIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator4
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4
CIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4
CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks4
CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks4
CIST 2471CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing4
CIST 2472CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching4
CIST 2473CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks4
CIST 2510Web Technologies3
CIST 2611Implementing Internet/Intranet Firewalls4
CIST 2921IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management4
CIST 2991CIST Internship I3
FOSC 2039Computer Forensics5
Programming courses approved by Advisor

Program Advisors
Steve White
Instructor
swhite@sctech.edu
770-467-6041

Gordon Carns
Instructor
gcarns@sctech.edu
770-229-3242

William Scott
Instructor
wscott@sctech.edu
770-412-5709

Career and Academic Planning
CAP Center
Career Advisor
@sctech.edu
770-229-3048
Griffin Campus
Room 107