Networking Specialist (Diploma)

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Major Code: NS14
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 5 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 54

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.

Choose one Networking Specialization

Microsoft Windows Specialization
CourseTitleCredits

First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3

Second TermCIST 2411Microsoft Client4
CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals OR4
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3

Third TermCIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services4
CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals3
EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relationships and Prof Development2

Fourth TermCIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4
CIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4
Specific Occupational Elective3

Fifth TermCIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator4
Specific Occupational Elective3
Specific Occupational Elective3
CISCO CCNA Specialization
CourseTitleCredits

First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3

Second TermCIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4
CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals4
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3

Third TermCIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4
CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals3
EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relationships and Prof Development2

Fourth TermCIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4
CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks4
Specific Occupational Elective3

Fifth TermCIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks4
Specific Occupational Elective3
Specific Occupational Elective3
Microsoft Windows Specialization and CISCO CCNA Specialization
If students choose to take both Networking Specializations together be advised the credit hours are 61.
CourseTitleCredits

First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3

Second TermCIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals4
CIST 2411Microsoft Client4
CIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4

Third TermCIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals3
CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Services4
CIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4
EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relationships and Prof Development2

Fourth TermCIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4
CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks4
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3

Fifth TermCIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator4
CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks4
CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4

Linux Specialization

CourseTitleCredits

First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3

Second TermCIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance 4
CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 2431UNIX/Linux Introduction4

Third TermMATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics 3
CIST 2432UNIX/Linux Server 4
CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals 3
EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relationships and Prof Development2

Fourth TermCIST 2433UNIX/Linux Advanced Server 4
Specific Occupational Elective 3

Fifth TermCIST 2434UNIX/Linux Scripting 4
Specific Occupational Elective3
Specific Occupational Elective3
Specific Occupational Electives
CourseTitleCredits
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 Database/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

**Courses 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.

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