BASE SALARY AND JOB OUTLOOK
Median wages (national): $86,170 per year
Median wages (Arizona): $82,120 per year
Projected job growth: Much faster than average (37% or higher)
Starting salary: Entry level information security analysts average $50,430 per year
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- Information Technology: Network Server Gainful Employment Information
IT Support Specialist
Your IT career begins at South Mountain Community College. Advances in technology are happening faster than ever before. To be competitive in the job market and successful in your IT career, you need the training that employs the very latest innovations, while preparing you to adapt to changes that are still on the drawing board.
Translate your interest in computers or the Internet into an exciting and profitable career in network security, managing and building networks, or providing technology support for a large company. At South Mountain you will have the hands-on experience that gives you the opportunities – such as how to build and troubleshoot computers or create and design a network from scratch – that will provide you the tools you need for a successful career in IT.
Certificate of Completion: Network Server (39 – 40 Credits)
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Information Technology: Network Server program focuses on the skills needed to install, implement, manage and troubleshoot networks and systems in both a Linux and Microsoft server environment. Most complex networking environments today include multiple operating system platforms, which include Linux and Microsoft servers. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses within the program.
Required Courses (32-35 Credits)
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems
OR permission of Program Director
|CIS126DL||Linux Operating System||(3)|
|CIS238DL||Linux System Administration||(3)|
|CNT140AA||Introduction to Networks||(4)|
|CNT150AA||Cisco – Routing and Switching Essentials||(4)|
|CNT170AA||Cisco – Connecting Networks||(4)|
|MST150++||Microsoft Windows (any MST150++ module)||(3)|
|MST157DA||Active Directory Windows Server Configuration||(4)|
|BPC170||Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I||(3)|
Restricted Electives (7-8 Credits)
Choose 7 – 8 credits from the courses listed below.
|BPC270||Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level II||(3)|
|CIS15+++||Programming (any CIS15+) OR
Programming (any CIS15+++ module)
|CIS190||Introduction to Local Area Networks OR||(3)|
|MST140||Microsoft Networking Essentials|
|MST15+++||Microsoft Windows (any MST15+)||(3)|
|MST2+++||Microsoft (any MST2++)||(3)|
|ITS110||Information Security Fundamentals||(4)|
|CIS239DL||Linux Shell Scripting||(3)|
AAS Information Technology: Network Server (61-67 Credits)
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology: Network Server requires successful completion of the Certificate of Completion in Information Technology: Network Server (39-40 credits) AND (22-27) credits in General Education Requirements. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses within the program.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIRMENTS (19-27 CREDITS)
|First Year composition||(3)|
|First Year composition
Technical and Professional Writing
|COM+++||Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area||(3)|
|College Critical Reading|