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Information Tecnhology: Network Server

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 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. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.


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Field of Interest: 
Computer and Information Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan: 
Information Tecnhology: Network Server (DEG)
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2011 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
Students should select from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor.

This program will be replaced by: AAS/3189 Network and Systems Administration

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director3
Admission criteria


Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration3
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials4
CNT160AAScaling Networks4
CNT170AACisco - Connecting Networks4
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course3
MST157DAActive Directory Windows Server Configuration4
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS15+++ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3
MST15+ Any Microsoft Windows course3-4
MST2++ Any 200-level Microsoft course3-4
ITS110Information Security Fundamentals3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Critical Reading area OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions(4)3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area.4
  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills to use the Linux operating system including file and directory systems, file and directory permissions, text editors, file processing, and basic shell programming. (CIS126DL)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to administer the Linux operating system including manipulation of file structures, backup systems, printing processes, user and group accounts, hard disk maintenance and configuration, monitoring system performance, kernel customization, and security. (CIS238DL)
  • Describe the layers of the OSI Model. (CNT140AA)
  • Calculate IP subnets and subnet masks. (CNT140AA)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers utilizing Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), distance vectored and Link State dynamic routing protocols, Routing Internet Protocol version 1 (RIPv1) and version 2 (RIPv2), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Single-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and understanding the structure and behavior of routing tables. (CNT150AA)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to design and implement a converged switched network including switch configuration for basic functionality, implementing Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network and implementing a Wireless LAN (WLAN). (CNT160AA)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install configure and troubleshoot day-to-day administrative tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based environment. (MST150++)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server including user and group policy, file systems, data storage, domains/workgroups, security, disaster recovery and monitoring performance. (MST157DA)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Wide-Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in Enterprise Networks and the skills to implement and configure common data link protocols and apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic management, access control and addressing services. (CNT170AA)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to set up hardware, software and complete basic troubleshooting of PC hardware and software. (BPC170)

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