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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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Job Titles

Network Architect
IT Support Specialist
Network Administrator

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
(0-3)
CIS126DL Linux Operating System (3)
CIS238DL Linux System Administration (3)
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks (4)
CNT150AA Cisco – Routing and Switching Essentials (4)
CNT160AA Scaling Networks (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)

ENG101 OR
ENG107
First Year composition (3)
ENG102 OR
ENG108 OR
ENG111
First Year composition

Technical and Professional Writing
(3)
COM+++ Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area (3)
CRE101 OR
exempt by
evaluation
College Critical Reading (0-3)
MAT120 OR
MAT121 OR
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra
OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course
(3-5)
Humanities
and Fine Arts
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area (see catalog) (3)
Social and
Behavioral Sciences
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area (see catalog) (3)
Natural
Sciences
See catalog for approved courses. (The lecture course selected for Natural Sciences must include or be accompanied by the corresponding laboratory course.) (4)

Certificate of Completion: Linux Professional (12 Credits)

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Professional program is designed to help to prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized Linux certification exams as well as provide practical hands-on skills for the work place. The program includes a core of Linux classes including Linux operating system basics, System Administration, Network Administration and Network Security. These classes will help develop a student’s knowledge and skill level in preparation for employment or to improve current professional skills. Objectives for a variety of industry certifications are encompassed within course and program objectives. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses within the program.

REQUIRED COURSES (6) CREDITS

CIS126DL Linux Operating System (3)
CIS238DL Linux System Administration (3)

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES (6 CREDITS)

Choose 6 credits from the courses listed below.

BPC170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I (3)
BPC270 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level II (3)
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise (4)
CIS121AH Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations (3)
CIS226AL Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux (3)
CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting (3)
CIS190
CNT140AA
MST140
Introduction to Local Area Networks OR
Introduction to Networks OR
Microsoft Networking Essentials
(3-4)
CNT150AA Cisco – Routing and Switching Essentials (4)
MST150++ Microsoft Windows (any suffixed course) (3)
CIS280 Current Topics in Computing (3)
CIS290++ Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course) (1-3)

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