Network Administration & Technology

Critical skills that lead to employment.

 

Network Administration & Technology - Diploma

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Network Administration and Technology - 32 credit Diploma
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
English/Communications requirement
Choose one 2000 level 3 credit English or Communications course.
3 cr
Math requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) Math course.
2 cr
 
8 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Technical electives (see advisor for approved electives)
Choose one or more Technical electives.
3 cr
NWAT1601
MS Workstation I
This course will explore the MS workstation networking client. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS workstation in a single and multi-domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft networking environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
NWAT1602
MS Workstation II
This course will explore the MS workstation networking client. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS workstation in a single and multi-domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft networking environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: MS Workstation I or concurrent) (1 credits: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
NWAT1607
PC Hardware Support
This course covers the concepts and familiarity of computer hardware components. System boards, storage devices and peripherals will be studied as to their basic purpose and functionality. Emphasis will be placed on the assembling and disassembling of a microcomputer. The student will be provided with a background in some of the techniques used to service personal computers. Fundamentals of hardware troubleshooting as it relates to keyboards, monitors, printers, mouse, floppy drives, and other peripherals will be explored. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1641
Networking Fundamentals
This course will explore the history of TCP/IP. Students will learn the components and functionality of TCP/IP by studying the OSI Model, the TCP/IP stack model and its role in communicating across a network. The student will become familiar with basic and advanced IP addressing, as well as TCP/IP routing. Additional emphasis will be placed on the utilization of TCP/IP tools (TFTP, Ping, Telnet, etc.) Students will be required to calculate IP subnetting for various network scenarios. Practical skills in network cable identification and construction will be employed. (Cisco Semester 1) (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1649
Microsoft Server/Enterprise
This course will explore the Microsoft server networking environment. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS server in a single domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Boot failures, configuration errors and fault-tolerances will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft environment. Students will be required to install and configure a server in a single domain environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: NWAT1601, NWAT1602, NWAT1641) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1670
WAN Technologies
This course provides a background in the fundamentals of data communication and WAN concepts. The student will learn how a network transmits data across a large geographical area by various means. Telecommunications and its growing impact on technology will be studied. Communication equipment and its function in a WAN topology is also discussed. The student will be introduced to repeaters, bridges and gateways. Cisco router basics: its startup and configuration in a WAN environment will help students understand the connectivity power of networks. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641, NWAT1649)(3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2676
Wireless Communications
This course provides a survey of techniques and procedures followed in the development of business computer information systems. Topics include structured approaches to needs assessment, specification, design, system development, documentation development and implementation of new systems. Students will be introduced to various CASE tools and their uses in system analysis and design. The student will use these tools to plan and create systems based on different network scenarios. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641, NWAT1649) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2681
Fundamentals of Security
As organizations accelerate their interest in network business solutions, they need qualified professionals who possess the skills necessary to ensure the security of all network-based transactions. This course will provide training to improve the student's skills and knowledge in three key areas of network security: firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and virtual private networks. Practical hands-on projects will guide the student through implementing hardware, software, network, Internet and data security configurations. (Prerequisite or concurrent: NWAT1641) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
 
24 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 32


Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$6,066
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Books/Supplies:$910
Estimated Total:$6,976
 

 



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